| Oct 18, 2014
| 5:26 AM
Now that President Barack Obama has installed a Democratic Party apparatchik with no scientific or medical experience as America's Ebola czar, POTUS has plenty of time for what really matters to him:
Partisan politics in Illinois, his political home....
| Oct 19, 2014
| 4:52 AM
Early voting kicks off Monday in advance of the Nov. 4 statewide election, with a slew of new one-time changes that supporters say are meant to boost voter participation and critics contend have been put in place for political reasons tied to the hotly...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Raymond Hartstein, the founding chairman of Oakton Community College, spearheaded the development of the Skokie campus and was on hand with his family in 1995 when it was named the Raymond Hartstein Campus in his honor.
"I remember standing next to my...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 1:54 PM
An 11th neighborhood of Chicago bungalows has been named to the National Register of Historic Places, giving another group of city residents bragging rights, as well as a potential property tax freeze if they undertake substantial home renovations....
| Sep 25, 2014
| 9:04 AM
The South Side Big Band started rehearsing the opening lines of Miles Davis' 1950s composition "Milestones" at one of its regular Monday practice sessions, when conductor Thomas "Tom Tom" Washington felt the ensemble needed an extra push. So he told the...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 6:05 PM
Margaret Jefferson collapsed into the arms of relatives outside a courtroom Friday moments after a Cook County judge sentenced her former boyfriend to natural life in prison plus 25 years for a brutal attack that left their 3-year-old son dead....
| Jul 31, 2014
| 6:07 PM
On Saturday, the Ball Up Summer Tour, featuring the Ball Up All Stars, visits Chicago to challenge the city's best street basketball players.
First, there's an open tryout at 11 a.m. in Foster Park. Then, those chosen for the Chicago team will take on...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 2:28 PM
Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner’s fundraising operation isn’t taking the summer off, based on new campaign disclosure reports filed with the State Board of Elections.
Rauner’s camp reported receiving $853,450 in donations of...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 3:09 PM
A Chicago investment manager with strong ties to Mayor Rahm Emanuel is among the contributors who have collectively donated more than $850,000 to the foundation overseeing the development of President Barack Obama’s presidential library, according...
| Jul 16, 2014
In a small garden in the South Side's Washington Park neighborhood — blocks from a site proposed for the Obama presidential library — 18-year-old A.J. Jones has found solace tending organic leeks, asparagus and dinosaur kale.
"I used to...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 7:33 PM
A high-ranking administrator at Chicago State University is suing University of Illinois at Chicago officials after a Chicago Tribune story earlier this year about her dissertation, alleging people at the school illegally disclosed private facts about...