| Feb 15, 2013
| 1:00 PM
For Larry Zanoff, the armorer who lent Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" its firepower, fake blood can be a serious occupational hazard.
"The gun gets splattered with fake blood," he said. "Now it's all gummed up; it doesn't want to work anymore....
| Feb 19, 2013
| 2:21 PM
Former Mayor Eddie A. Perez's lawyer reiterated his argument Tuesday that Perez's bribery and extortion cases should not have been combined, and that as a result the jury was unfairly prejudiced against Perez.
Evidence from both cases was shown to the...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 2:08 PM
In June 2010, Margaret Schoendorf was arrested after she sold an undercover detective 47 painkillers in Orange County.
The same day, agents arrested doctors Roman Mosai and Michael Moyer on charges they were illegally doling out addictive painkillers...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 7:59 PM
Glendale got introduced to a whole a new meaning for "knock knock" in 2012, and became the focus of international media coverage after becoming the object of desire for two television stars — Kim Kardashian and a black bear with a taste for...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 8:02 AM
Swedish House Mafia: It’s last call for the DJ supergroup of Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso, on the heels of last year’s “Until Now” album, which featured rave-fueled collaborations with Coldplay and Knife Party....
| Feb 22, 2013
| 7:39 PM
Federal authorities today announced a series of indictments on drug and weapons charges against 17 people following a multiple-agency investigation underway since 2012.
Chicago police and Drug Enforcement Administration agents used federal wiretaps on at...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 3:16 PM
As it says here, on page 64 of the glossily fascinating coffee-table book "Variety: An Illustrated History of the World From the Most Important Magazine in Hollywood," Al Capone, interviewed in his Chicago home, told Variety he was approached often to...
| Mar 10, 2013
Long before the state of Illinois figured out how to make big money from gambling, mobsters devised "a 50 million dollar a year business in nickels and dimes," as the Tribune reported in 1950.
Called "policy" — the game took bets for as little...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 4:11 PM
It was bittersweet when Tanya R. Thomas picked up the phone Friday night and heard a Chicago police detective's voice: “I’m calling to inform you of good news. We’ve made three arrests in your father’s murder.’’...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 9:41 AM
A 30-year-old Glendale man was arrested this week on suspicion of dealing narcotics in Glendale and smuggling several grams of drugs into the local jail in his rectum, police said.
Narcotics detectives had taken Leyvi Dawson into custody on Monday for...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 7:12 AM
Sordid stories about illegal smuggling and the resulting felony charges are as common as cloudless skies in the Sunshine State.
But this bizarre tale is not about drugs. It's about orchids.
Craig Pittman, author of "The Scent of Scandal" ($24.95,...