| Sep 10, 2014
| 1:54 PM
Five students were airlifted from El Campo Middle School to a Houston hospital after they ingested pills they received from another student, officials said Wednesday.
The five students were all listed in good condition at Children's Memorial Hermann...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 10:34 AM
Sarah Wood gives good advice — and she follows it.
Wood, wife of former Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood, is co-founder with her husband and vice president of the Wood Family Foundation. She is in her second year at the University of Illinois at Chicago,...
| Mar 16, 2014
Warm breezes will soon hint at spring, inspiring Chicagoans with vacation homes to set a date to open cottages and cabins in a wide arc stretching from Lake Michigan's eastern shores to the vest-pocket lakes of northern Illinois and Wisconsin.
| 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...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 10:10 AM
A $350 million proposal to build twin high rises, other buildings and redevelop four existing structures at the former Children's Memorial Hospital campus in Lincoln Park is headed to a full City Council vote next week after the Zoning Committee today...
| 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...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 10:18 AM
| Dec 5, 2011
| 10:49 PM
In a bid to avoid a long prison sentence, Rod Blagojevich is expected to argue he was an effective governor who cared about people, that he was led along by his advisers through the schemes he was convicted of and that he didn't profit anyway.