| Feb 6, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Longtime talent agent Neil Bagg died Monday, February 3, at his home in Los Angeles. He had been diagnosed with ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, in 2012. He was 54.
Bagg began his career as a talent agent in the William Morris Agency training...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 9:01 AM
A group of neighbors of the former Children's Memorial Hospital site in the heart of Lincoln Park say they will file a lawsuit today, their latest step to try to stop a developer from turning the parcel into residential high rises, offices and stores they...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 1:24 PM
As I watch Hamas firing hundreds of rockets against Israel, and the violent protests in Europe about Israel, thoughts come flooding back about the first time I ever visited the country and my most recent visit last month.
My first trip to Israel in...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Evan Cherney never saw any reason to tell his football coaches that the constant ear infections wreaked havoc with his equilibrium.
The baseball coaches did not need to be aware that he was slowed by pneumonia.
Sick was the Neuqua Valley senior's...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 7:15 AM
A little more than two years ago, the curtain lifted on the Chicago Symphony Orchestra-led Citizen Musician initiative, and CSO Association President Deborah Rutter told an overflow crowd at the Chicago Cultural Center: “All of you are citizen...
| Jan 12, 2014
Ask Nancy Reinsdorf about her day, and she'll tell you, "I buy a lot of crickets."
That's because of the bearded dragon she, husband, Michael, and their three children have at their north suburban home. And the gecko. And the two frogs. And the hermit...
| Apr 8, 2013
She rides a Harley and wears a full-length fur, but don't draw any conclusions about Trina Dru Gordon.
The president and chief executive officer of Boyden World Corp. racks up mileage these days in a conservative navy pinstripe suit and prefers...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 2:08 PM
Charlie Zill, the popular long-time usher at Camden Yards who entertained Orioles fans with his “Zillbilly” dance during the seventh-inning stretch, died late Saturday night of lung cancer. He was 56.
Zill, who had been diagnosed with cancer...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 5:42 PM
Chicago’s Board of Education approved the leasing of a new downtown headquarters Wednesday, saying the move to smaller digs will help the financially troubled school district save $60 million over 15 years.
CPS will relocate its offices from 125...
| 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.
| Oct 24, 2011
| 11:47 AM
When the Cubs’ Ryan Dempster hosts his annual Casino Night fundraiser, he and his teammates come decked out in white tuxedos with black bow ties. When fellow Cub Randy Wells hosted his benefit concert with Texas Red Dirt singer Stoney LaRue at Joe&...