| Dec 9, 2014
| 1:49 PM
A fraudulent call was made to the 2300 block of East Rand Road on Dec. 6, where the caller claimed to be from ComEd seeking money for past due bills.
A sleeping bag valued at $40, a chess set valued at $20 and two books valued at $20 were taken from a...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 7:40 PM
In their final face-to-face meeting before Tuesday's election, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and challenger Jim Oberweis clashed over economic and social issues, with each accusing the other of being out of touch with Illinois voters.
Republican Oberweis, 68,...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 7:03 PM
Two trees once slated for the ax are being transformed into works of art—oversized chess pieces—just off Lake Shore Drive, near the Belmont exit.
The two trees will become a single art piece created by the local artist Margot McMahon as part...
| Oct 14, 2014
Cory Doctorow’s short story, “Anda’s Game,” was released in 2004, but it’s only become more relevant in the past decade. […]...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 8:30 PM
At least three entertaining films are jostling for position in Australian writer-director Julius Avery's messily propulsive debut feature "Son of a Gun" -- and if none ultimately emerges dominant, the red-blooded tussle between them is never dull to...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 4:29 AM
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Thursday, Oct. 16
"Pleading for the Future: A Play": Watch the production based on the Leopold...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 6:20 PM
For the blind players in "Algorithms," chess is not just a mental game but a tactile one.
Sociologist Ian McDonald's first feature-length documentary profiles three Indian teen boys competing in blind chess tournaments and the mentor who's determined to...
| Sep 9, 2014
Developing critical thinking skills in our students serves to catapult those young minds toward their dreams. In addition, common sense tells us such skills correlate with higher graduation rates and lower rates of criminal justice intervention. In...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 9:46 PM
The world of college football has changed.
Nothing shows that more that the way UCLA defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich plans to approach this season. His linebackers are chess pieces.
Sure, Myles Jack and Eric Kendricks will rarely leave the field....
| Aug 11, 2014
| 3:37 PM
Former world chess champion Garry Kasparov failed Monday to unseat an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin as head of the World Chess Federation.
The 110-61 defeat of Kasparov, now a human rights activist and opposition leader living in exile, was...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 1:45 PM
Chess is known to be a slow game. In Broward schools, it's slow to get started.
A month after school started, about 34,000 students are still waiting for sets being shipped from China for the district's new chess curriculum.
The ship transporting them...