| May 4, 2014
| 4:14 PM
A Lakeview man accused of drunkenly driving the wrong way on Lake Shore Drive early Friday and killing a woman after he struck her oncoming taxi was ordered held on $750,000 bail Sunday in Cook County bond court.
Erik F. Johnson, 23, of the 3500 block...
| May 5, 2014
| 5:27 AM
Timonium resident and poet Ann Kolakowski says that what she discovered when her grandmother turned 99 has haunted her to this day. Now, nearly 12 years later, she has published a book of poetry about that discovery.
"When my brothers and I were...
| May 5, 2014
| 2:59 PM
A 16-year-old boy who collapsed during a basketball tournament on Saturday is in critical condition today after an off-duty doctor and nurse rushed to his aid until paramedics arrived.
As Melody Dantzler-Burrell watched Jermaine Cullum, a student at...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 1:07 PM
Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University students prepare for a violent and drunken clash after Loyola's president declared the college would annex Notre Dame. University of Maryland, College Park President Wallace Loh is carted...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 5:45 PM
A fifth-grade math and science teacher whose principal calls her the "cream of the crop" and whose students say makes them forget they're learning equations and elements was named Baltimore City's 2014 Teacher of the Year.
Elizabeth Barletta, in her...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 8:29 AM
Poor Basil. He was assaulted by bears. And Kate? She was struck by an ax.
Xerxes was devoured by mice, Victor was squashed by a train, and little Neville met what may be the most painful and terrible fate of all. He died of ennui.
| Apr 8, 2014
| 3:32 PM
The second annual list of 100 trans-identified people making a big impact on LGBTQ issues in America is out, and 11 of this year's honorees are from Chicago.
The Trans 100 list, compiled by an anonymous committee of trans people and sponsored by...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 7:23 AM
One male victim was killed and another remains in critical condition after a fight led to them being stabbed near Loyola University of Maryland's campus Monday night, police said.
The age and identity of the victim who was fatally stabbed was not...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 10:16 AM
"Chicago is the drain into which the brains of the Middle West disappear. Moving there is not even an aspiration for ambitious Michiganders. It's the accepted endpoint of one's educational progression: grade school, middle school, high school, college,...
| Jan 24, 2014
There is always something going on in this vibrant, vital city, and though every calendar day marks events worth remembering, only a few hundred have found their way into John Schmidt's delightful and engaging new book, "On This Day in Chicago History."...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 2:03 PM
Frank L. Fouce, an impresario of Spanish-language entertainment who turned downtown's historic Million Dollar Theater into a prestigious venue for a burgeoning Latino market and helped launch the television network that became Univision, died Sept. 22...