| Dec 9, 2011
| 7:48 AM
Bob Hedgebeth recently approached a police officer catching speeders with a radar gun and asked if he would follow him home in his patrol car and measure the speed of an airborne golf ball.
While the officer politely explained that his apparatus wasn't...
| Dec 19, 2011
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, the mercurial strongman who styled himself as a "Dear Leader" while ruling over an impoverished police state, died at 69, according to North Korean state media.
Kim was believed to have suffered from multiple chronic...
| Jul 26, 2011
| 7:09 AM
The sprawling complex at 2324 Boston St. has a spotty record.
Canton Arts and Entertainment opened there in fall 2009 and fizzled out just several months later. It's not hard to see why — parking is difficult to find and it's tough to fill up...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 12:35 PM
Dorothy E. Brunson, who became the first African-American woman in the nation to own a radio station when she bought WEBB-AM in Baltimore, died Sunday of complications from ovarian cancer at Mercy Medical Center.
The Northwest Baltimore resident was 72....
| Sep 8, 2011
| 1:57 PM
Hampton is looking at a funky fall. The Hampton Funk Fest will bring George Clinton, Chuck Brown, Midnight Star and Brass Construction to Hampton Coliseum on Nov. 19, promoters announced.
Tickets, $39.50, go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23 from the...
| Nov 28, 2011
Driving around Chicago's West Loop, developer Steve Fifield rarely has a chance to keep two hands on the steering wheel as he points out all the residential and office projects he's been involved in during more than 30 years in Chicago development.
| Oct 14, 2011
| 11:49 AM
Frank’s brother Geno pays the Gang a visit this week. Again, this week’s episode lacked much depth or originality. The entire story revolved around Frank and Geno’s flashbacks, making everything one- dimensional. I almost didn’t...
| Nov 7, 2011
During four decades as a quintessential Chicago ad man, Ron Bess has steered campaigns for clients from McDonald's to Gatorade while climbing the ranks at some of the city's most prominent agencies.
Bess, a natural pitchman, well-schooled leader and...
| Nov 6, 2011
Forty-five years ago this week at United Western Recorders, near Sunset and Vine in Los Angeles, Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks, along with a radio interviewer, were hanging out in a studio with a grand piano, a microphone and a work in progress called...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 2:17 PM
What's in a name? If you're a Chicagoan and your surname is Capone, everything. There is perhaps no more notorious name associated with the city (except perhaps Gacy, or for a time, Bartman). Growing up, Deirdre Marie Capone lived what she calls a "shame-...
| Jul 29, 2012
William Friedkin has been directing films for roughly 45 years. You wouldn't know it to look at him. You'd likelier guess that he was born around the time his first feature — the 1967 Sonny and Cher vehicle “Good Times” — was made....