| Jul 20, 2014
| 11:44 AM
A 24-year-old man is in custody after he allegedly struck a Chicago Police officer with his car during a motor vehicle stop, officials said.
The incident happened at about 10 p.m. 6500 block of South Langley Avenue in the West Woodlawn neighborhood, said...
| Jul 15, 2014
When public officials refuse to provide information about the alleged misconduct of police officers, they invite some damning conclusions:
They're hiding something. They're protecting bad cops. They're more worried about appearances than about...
| Jul 10, 2014
When the shrieks of politicians become unbearable — think cats gnawing upon the heads of gentle woodland creatures — I can still show you refuge.
A place where fellow Chicagoans and even gullible tourists from exotic lands like Canada can...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 10:43 AM
Neuroscience researcher John Maunsell, Ph.D., has been appointed inaugural director of the Grossman Institute for Neuroscience, Quantitative Biology and Human Behavior at the University of Chicago. Maunsell will lead the Institute as it fosters cross-...
| Jun 25, 2014
Like a five-star high school recruit in his senior year, college athletics is at a crossroads. Pressure from current players, former players and lawsuits means a system of paying college students to play sports is finally getting serious attention....
| Jul 8, 2014
| 10:26 AM
Krystal Scott is just 16 and already wise to the streets of her Morgan Park neighborhood.
"When I'm walking home, I don't know what I'm walking into," Scott said Tuesday.
But Scott thought she was safe as she sat outside her home in the 10900 block of...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 3:27 PM
Liberals should spend less time lauding the dissents in last week's Hobby Lobby decision by the U.S. Supreme Court and more time reading them. If they did, they'd notice that some of their main arguments find little support even from liberal justices....
| Jul 8, 2014
| 1:49 PM
An 18-year-old woman suffered a graze wound to the head while inside a van in the East Chatham neighborhood this afternoon, police said.
Police said the shooting happened at 1:20 p.m. in the 900 block of East 83rd Street.
The 18-year-old victim was...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 7:14 PM
Connor Horn, one of the best cross-country runners in the state, is there, and so are nearly 450 third-graders to graduating seniors interested in instruction from Neuqua Valley coaches at seven summer running camps in Naperville.
"It's a good way to...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 2:27 PM
You can't really recount the history of Wrigley Field without darkness closing in — the darkness of legendary homers in the gloamin' as well as the darkness of curses and superstitions involving priests, ashes and farm animals. And what of the...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 2:30 PM
George Morrison, an acting teacher and director who trained, worked with, and inspired great actors including Gene Hackman, Edie Falco, Dustin Hoffman, Jack Klugman, Sandy Dennis, Judy Collins, Susan Dey, Jane Alexander, Jill Clayburgh, Joel Grey, Stanley...