| Feb 11, 2011
| 1:51 PM
If she weren't writing mysteries, Martha Grimes says, she might be running a tea shop.
You were expecting perhaps an auto-parts store?
No, you weren't. Not if you know Grimes' work, which includes 22 mysteries featuring the incisive Scotland Yard...
| Feb 23, 2011
| 11:10 AM
Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel said today he plans to quickly form his transition team and get involved in some of the still-undecided aldermanic contests.
Little more than 14 hours after declaring victory, Emanuel bounded onto the stage of the Union League...
| Feb 25, 2011
| 2:26 PM
This year's Lincoln Prize, an award honoring a scholarly text on Abraham Lincoln or the Civil War solider, was given to Eric Foner's "The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery," which details Lincoln's evolving views on slavery.
| May 20, 2011
| 2:04 PM
Chicago has been very good to Erik Larson, even though it greeted his latest visit with a nasty rain and temperatures more common to November than to mid-May, which was why we were talking in the bar of his downtown hotel rather than wandering city...
| Jan 26, 2011
| 12:44 PM
A Gold Coast woman who served as executive director of a scholarship foundation has been ordered held on $300,000 bail after being charged with embezzling nearly $290,000 from the organization.
Christina Madej, 58, appeared before Cook County Criminal...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 3:51 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn met with Cardinal Francis George and other area Catholic leaders today to try to clear the air after some recent public disagreements.
Quinn, a practicing Catholic, met privately with George and bishops at the Union League Club in the...
| Jun 19, 2011
| 11:23 AM
With the roar of traffic soaring overhead on the Chicago Skyway, Little Village community activist Raul Montes, Jr. stood with Chicago business owners and residents to call on Mayor Rahm Emanuel Sunday to end the city's lease of the tollway.
| Jun 20, 2011
| 9:14 AM
Republican Mark Kirk today unveiled a plan designed to make it easier for governments to lease public transportation assets or enter into partnerships with private companies to build them.
In presenting the details of his--which runs counter to...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 10:18 AM
Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk said today that he’s hopeful a bipartisan group of senators now known as the “Gang of Five” can reach agreement on a deficit reduction plan key to a vote on raising the nation’s debt limit.
| Feb 3, 2012
| 1:11 PM
The Midwest Regional Office of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF will host the fifth annual Message of Hope Gala, an inspiring evening filled with fabulous entertainment, a gourmet dinner, and live and silent auctions. The event will take place on April 28, 2012...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 5:05 AM
Every winter for many years, a patch of Grant Park has undergone a nightly transformation.
After the Daley Bicentennial Plaza ice rink closed at 9 p.m., it turned into something that resembled a frozen pond in Canada.
Hockey lovers from across the...