| Jun 6, 2014
| 4:47 PM
Former WGN radio reporter Larry Schreiner, a legendary crime reporter who covered the John Wayne Gacy serial killings, the Palatine murders and the death of Mayor Harold Washington, passed away Thursday night of cardiac arrest, according to his son Mark...
| May 24, 2014
| 6:59 PM
When Clyde Snow testified at the 2006 genocide trial of Saddam Hussein in Iraq, the defendant confronted him with a question Snow futilely yearned to answer.
As one of the world's foremost forensic anthropologists, the wisecracking, chain-smoking...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 2:09 PM
Hitting its 20th anniversary milestone this year, the Black Harvest Film Festival runs through the month of August at the Gene Siskel Film Center, spotlighting black cinema. The fest hasn't always been especially discerning about quality. I'm not sure...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 11:02 AM
Are you afraid of Friday the 13th? Then you may be one of 21 million Americans who suffer from paraskevidekatriaphobia, or a paralyzing fear of Friday the 13th.
Here are 13 more tidbits about Friday the 13th that may convince you to shut the doors and...
| Mar 21, 2013
The Joliet Diocese readily admitted that David Rudofski was sexually abused during his first confession at St. Mary Catholic Church in Mokena. It offered him an in-person apology from the bishop and more than six times his annual salary in the hope of...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 9:36 AM
It's easy enough to see Yannis Pappas for free. The Brooklyn-born comedian has performed widely onstage and on TV, but two of his most prolific acts are characters who star in YouTube videos: Greek restaurant owner (and chain-smoking video blogger) Mr....
| Jan 9, 2014
| 10:26 AM
Federal investigators have come down with a case of coulrophobia and now have to explain how the fear of clowns and their fans is not a violation of the U.S. Constitution: The Insane Clown Posse, a hip-hop rap duo, and their fans, known as Juggalos, are...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 1:01 PM
Ft. Hood, the Texas base that was the site of the worst mass shooting on a military installation, shares a similar sad chapter with Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., where one of the worst civilian shooting massacres took place.
| Feb 28, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Serial killer dramas are strange and guilty pleasures. Whether penned by a master or cranked out by a hack, there is no beauty and little insight to be gained from the story of an actual socio- or psychopath, beyond the obvious horror that such people...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 8:00 PM
Were you paying attention to the pop culture in 2011? It was certainly an eventful year, with pop stars and talk show hosts grabbing headlines and a colorful cast of Republican presidential hopefuls jockeying for position. Here's a little test to make...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 7:37 PM
No one can carry water for the GOP and suck up to conservatives like Sean Hannity. And Monday night, he was at the top of his game "interviewing" the GOP's hottest candidate, Michele Bachmann, while mending the 24-hour rift between her and Fox News....