| Mar 4, 2012
On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city.
| Mar 28, 2011
Michael Abramson, a photographer who spent much of his career in exotic climes and photographing well-known people but who gained his greatest fame and personal satisfaction from photos he shot of nightlife on Chicago's South Side during the 1970s, has...
| Mar 29, 2011
| 9:55 AM
The Chicago Department of Transportation is seeking input from South Side residents on how to improve public transit in the South Lakefront Corridor--the area spanning from 22nd Street to 95th Street east of the Dan Ryan Expressway.
CDOT is holding a...
| May 18, 2011
| 11:45 AM
Police in Kentucky are trying to piece together why a Chicago architecture student struck and killed by a car was riding a bicycle in darkness on an unlit rural highway between Lexington and Frankfort.
Yishi Wei, 27, a graduate student at the Illinois...
| Jun 6, 2011
| 11:01 AM
Metra launched its "Quiet Car" operation today, introducing a program that it hopes will make for a less noisy commute for some riders. And the reaction appeared to be quiet, at least based on what some commuters said during Monday morning's rush hour....
| Apr 9, 2012
| 6:59 PM
Fourteen jurors were picked Monday for the William Balfour trial. The judge has kept their identities secret until after their verdict. In all, 18 jurors – including six alternates -- will be selected. Here is what was learned about the seven men...
| Jan 30, 2012
For millions of Americans, bagged salads are a miracle food, the perfect mix of health and convenience.
Time-pressed cooks can rip open a bag and pour the leaves right into the bowl, reassured by the "triple-washed" label that some wondrous process has...
| Dec 22, 2011
Gene R. Summers, an architect and developer who undertook the first major renovation of the historic Biltmore Hotel, reviving interest in downtown Los Angeles and helping to spark its revitalization, has died. He was 83.
Summers, who retired to the...
| Feb 4, 2012
| 5:32 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn today named seven people to a state commission that will oversee a privately funded scholarship program designed to help undocumented immigrants pay for college.
The scholarship fund was created by the Illinois DREAM Act, which Quinn...
| Feb 25, 2012
| 11:46 AM
The Chicago Housing Authority is looking for public input as Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s new leadership team tries to put its stamp on a long-running plan to overhaul the city’s public housing.
On Saturday, housing officials announced a new...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 8:51 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — All last summer, Cynthia Muchnick worked on the book of her dreams late into the night after her four children went to bed.
Nearly a year later, "The Everything Guide to Study Skills" is out. Her 13-year-old son Justin has been...