| Feb 9, 2015
| 7:37 AM
A fundraiser at a tattoo parlor. A mustache invasion at a rally. College campus forums. And of course Facebook posts and YouTube videos.
Chicago’s mayoral candidates are trying to tap into the hip factor, in hopes of wooing 20-something and 30-...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 6:49 PM
The Ravens and Orioles stadiums haven't undergone a liquor board inspection in years, records show. The Royal Farms Arena? Not since 2013. And at Baltimore's Horseshoe Casino — home of the city's only 24-7 liquor license — officials have yet...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 4:58 AM
Mohammed Hamzah Khan, 19, rose before dawn on Oct. 4 to pray with his father and 16-year-old brother at their neighborhood mosque in Bolingbrook.
When they returned home just before 6 a.m., the father went back to bed and the Khan teens secretly...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 3:12 AM
Illinois' troubled residential treatment centers for children and teens are drawing the attention of federal authorities after the Tribune documented hundreds of rape and assault allegations and found that state officials kept sending juvenile wards to...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 2:22 PM
As the longtime president of Ready Paving & Construction Co., Robert Ready helped pave many of the roads in Chicago's growing southwest suburbs during the boom years of the 1960s and '70s.
With new houses and subdivisions popping up to accommodate waves...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 6:27 PM
With a Thursday deadline looming for submitting their official proposals, two Chicago universities hoping to host the Obama presidential library are lining up support from across the city, seeking to build coalitions that would strengthen their bids....
| Jan 25, 2015
| 2:30 AM
By Erinn Hutkin
Suzanne Pham's most memorable experiences on the job have involved patients who enter the hospital in critical condition but recover enough to move to a rehab center or even go home. She recalled treating a 90-year-old man who'd...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 11:56 AM
A new superintendent is heading to Lombard Elementary School District 44.
The board has hired Michael Robey as superintendent, effective July 1, 2015. Robey will earn a salary of $197,000 a year.
Robey is replacing two interim superintendents, Kenneth...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 11:16 AM
Much like the genesis of his band’s debut album, a conversation with Kids vocalist and bassist Joshua Diaz is a series of twists and turns, paths he’s been down before, and unfamiliar ones that come with the territory of publicizing a new...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 1:27 PM
Dr. Charles K. "Bucky" Peters Jr., a well-known Catonsville dentist who practiced for 53 years, died of cancer Friday at his Ellicott City home. He was 83.
"He was just tremendous, funny and had a great sense of humor," said Deborah L. Kennedy, a...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 10:00 PM
While Chicago saw a slight decrease in homicides in 2014, communities such as Humboldt Park—where gang recruitment has turned deadly—and Rogers Park saw a jump in slayings even as some South Side areas marked double-digit declines in killings,...