| 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...
| 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...
| 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&...
| Jun 6, 2011
| 8:02 PM
As he weighed whether to name a friend of Barack Obama's to the U.S. Senate, Rod Blagojevich also talked repeatedly on government wiretaps in November 2008 about a number of possibilities he might leverage through the opportunity.
At his corruption trial...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 6:43 PM
Eric Lederman was the comedian on his Oswego traveling baseball team and the kid who would clap continuously while on base in an effort to distract the pitcher, according to his coach.
The 12-year-old lived and breathed sports, said a neighbor, who...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 8:10 PM
Two adolscent boys suffered serious injuries when they jumped off a train box car near Fullerton Avenue and Pulaski Road in the Belmont Gardens neighborhood on the Northwest Side, according to the Chicago Fire Department.
One is 14 years old and the...