| Jun 9, 2014
| 9:15 AM
In 1985, Chicago's tempo was changing. Both politically and culturally, the city on the make was on the move.
Harold Washington, marking two years in office, was weathering the intense difficulties that came with being the city's first African-...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 5:26 AM
Although Mayor Rahm Emanuel has agreed to close a loophole that for decades allowed city employees fired for misconduct to get hired at other government agencies, aldermen have refused to go along when it comes to the hundreds of jobs they control,...
| Jul 14, 2014
Dr. Sanford R. Blum started the Blum Animal Hospital in 1951 in Lakeview and in the decades that followed made it one of the premier pet care facilities in the Chicago area.
"He always told me, 'Every time you go into the exam room, put yourself in...
| Jun 18, 2014
Kai Heinecken spent his entire 19-year teaching career at Kelvyn Park High School on the Northwest Side, where he was athletic director, coached several sports and taught physical education and driver's education.
"He liked working with kids and felt he...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 5:47 PM
Chief Keef’s Instagram site tells the story: “Lookin For Houses.”
The South Side rapper, whose legal name is Keith Cozart, was evicted Tuesday from his rented mansion in Highland Park, police said. It’s the latest in a long...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 3:57 PM
This weekend marks the 30-year anniversary of the Printers Row Lit Fest, and there’s no shortage of family-friendly literary fun, with more than 30 events for kids, teens and parents. And those are just the scheduled events. At Just Kidding Park,...
| Jun 15, 2014
If appearances mattered in the sport of politics and government, few would realize how significant a player the diminutive and often disheveled-looking Bill Luking was for the history of Chicago and Illinois.
William H. Luking, a longtime lobbyist for...
| Jul 13, 2014
Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Kline received the Career Achievement Award on June 28 at the 50th Chicago International Film Festival Summer Gala at the Four Seasons Hotel. More than 300 film lovers, friends and supporters enjoyed a lavish reception,...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 7:26 PM
Payton's Earl Schultz was the best player on the court during his team's quarterfinal match with Warren, which is nothing new.
Schultz, one of the better players Chicago Public Schools has produced, led Payton to three city and three sectional titles...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 10:33 AM
For 17 straight months, CTA bus ridership has declined compared with the previous year, a trend that the CTA calls "complicated."
The agency has recorded bus ridership losses compared with the previous year every month from December 2012 to April 2014,...
| Jun 18, 2014
"Cultural change is hard. Elements of patronage undoubtedly remain in city government. We have never expected that this litigation would produce a perfect non-political employment system."
— Attorney Michael Shakman testifying Monday, some 45...