| Sep 14, 2014
| 4:13 PM
A 17-year-old boy already on home monitoring for an unrelated crime was ordered held without bail Sunday after authorities say he sexually assaulted a pregnant college student and then locked her in the trunk of her car.
The teen, identified in court...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 5:11 PM
The University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago have been selected to enter the next round of bidding to host President Barack Obama’s presidential library and museum, placing sites on the city’s South and West sides in...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 4:07 PM
A pregnant woman was approached as she walked to her vehicle Wednesday afternoon and forced at knife-point to drive to an alley where she was sexually assaulted before being locked inside the car's trunk.
About 12:20 p.m., the 24-year-old victim was...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 3:29 PM
The Barack Obama Foundation has begun informing bidders for the presidential library that they will not advance to the next round, with two South Side long shots being told they're out of the running.
Paula Robinson, managing partner of the...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 5:20 AM
WASHINGTON As he embarks on his final years in office, President Barack Obama has begun to look beyond the White House to his next task: solidifying his legacy.
A group of longtime friends and supporters, including his former campaign manager and...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 8:05 AM
Old Irving Park Beer & BBQ Challenge
St. Viator School 3644 N. Kedvale Ave. 773-545-2173
Sample beer and barbecued pork pairings from 10 local chefs and breweries including Solemn Oath, Begyle and Half Acre—plus an additional beer style...
| 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...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 5:44 PM
A Cook County judge Thursday upheld the verdict in a landmark whistleblower case against Chicago State University, ordering the public institution to pay the fired employee more than $3 million and give him back his old job or face further financial...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 12:06 PM
A Cook County judge recently upheld a verdict in favor of James Crowley, an employee whistleblower who asserted that administrators at Chicago State University engaged in misconduct. Those improprieties will now cost Chicago State in excess of $3 million....
| Aug 24, 2014
Earl Calloway, a talented singer who performed in operas across the country, reported on fine arts for the Chicago Defender newspaper for nearly 50 years.
"He was a great promoter of the arts, and he was a brilliant writer and interpreter of cultural...
| 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....