| Sep 10, 2013
If you watched television in Southern California in the 1970s and beyond, it was impossible to miss Cal Worthington, the lanky pitchman in the cowboy hat touting deals on a sprawling car lot with his "dog Spot."
"Spot," however, was anything but a dog...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 6:35 AM
Four people were injured in shootings on the West and South side late Tuesday and early this morning, police said.
In the most recent shooting, someone inside a dark-colored sedan opened fire about 2 a.m. outside a South Side gas station, wounding a 20-...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 2:03 PM
A partially-masked man robbed a gas station on San Fernando Road in Glendale at gunpoint Tuesday night, police said.
Officers arrived about 9:47 p.m. to Arco gas in the 5800 block of San Fernando Road after receiving calls about a man, seen wearing a...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 7:07 AM
With the new TV season upon us, let's step back and look at the new shows based out of Chicago (an unprecedented six TV series are here this fall), plus shows filming elsewhere that feature Chicago actors.
First, what's shooting in town:
| Sep 19, 2013
| 12:16 PM
A West Side woman killed another woman at a Homan Square gas station last month after the two had a fight on Facebook, authorities said today.
Khalila Southall, 30, is charged with first-degree murder in the Aug. 26 shooting death of Lakeisha Tate, 28,...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 11:22 AM
TORONTO — Modern television dramas are filled with all kinds of fantastical characters you’ll probably never meet in real life — turncoat FBI agents, throne-seeking knights, superhero crime fighters.
What it may not have enough of, at...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 6:33 AM
An argument between two people in Carson early Wednesday morning led to a confrontation with police, a foot chase and eventually a shooting that left the suspect dead, police said.
It all began about 3:15 a.m. when a woman flagged down Long Beach police...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 4:33 AM
The Des Plaines Oasis overlooking the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway, one of the glass-walled icons of the Illinois Tollway system, will be torn down next year to make way for the road's widening, officials announced Thursday.
Opened in 1959 and long a...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 1:05 PM
A suspect in a string of weekend carjackings, including one that ended in a crash that killed an 11-year-old boy, was arrested this morning after U.S. marshals in SUVs pinned him in at a McDonald's drive-thru in Milwaukee, authorities said.
| Dec 29, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Here's an app that can help make your road trip more organized and less full of the kinds of surprises that leave you shaking your head.
Name: Road Ninja
Available for: iOS and Android devices
What it does: Identifies your location and points you,...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 5:43 PM
Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens thinks his long bet on natural gas is finally paying off.
The legendary oilman has long declared it his mission to wean America off its addiction to foreign oil. He co-founded an Orange County company that builds...