| Dec 2, 2012
Half a century ago, the unthinkable became all too thinkable as the Soviet Union and the United States engaged in a game of chicken, played with nuclear bombs.
On Oct. 22, 1962, President John F. Kennedy went on television to announce that the Soviet...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 4:42 PM
The embattled Metra board will lose yet another member after a severance scandal that engulfed the commuter rail agency this past summer, officials said Wednesday.
Board member William Widmer will leave the agency as soon as Cook County commissioners...
| Sep 12, 2013
In the first 10 days of September, city of Chicago operators logged 359 calls about problems at vacant buildings, ranging from reports of open or missing front or back doors to pried-off plywood panels to trespassers.
The city is trying to lessen that...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 9:34 PM
The "Weeks in Review" feature is now an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup......
| Jul 24, 2013
| 10:15 AM
It was inevitable that, in putting forth a Wrigley Field renovation plan that was acceptable to the Chicago City Council, the Cubs had to make some concessions. No pedestrian bridge over Clark Street, a smaller Jumbotron, fewer signs. Sadly, Cubs fans...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 9:07 PM
WASHINGTON — Lawyers for former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who will be sentenced July 3 for looting his campaign treasury of about $750,000, said Monday that if both Jackson and his wife, Sandi Jackson, are sent to prison, he’d like to serve...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 8:22 PM
More than six months after the Chicago City Council legalized cooking onboard food trucks, the city on Thursday issued its first license for it to Dan Salls, owner of The Salsa Truck.
An ecstatic Salls said that he passed his health and fire inspection...
| Dec 30, 2012
Photographer Steve Starr passed away Nov. 12, the day before his "Face of the News" exhibit celebrating the 45th anniversary of his studio, was scheduled to open. One month later, his friends carried out his vision.
More than 300 people attended a...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 10:33 AM
The Chicago City Council Committee on Budget and Government Operations held a hearing today on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposed spending plan for the coming year.
Today is the first of at least nine committee hearings on the Mayor's proposed 2013 budget. ...
| Mar 20, 2013
For 23 years, Chicago Tribune photographer Nancy Stone has chronicled the stories of people, presidents and continents. She answered three questions with Trib Nation.
What stories stick out?
There are so many amazing stories that I have covered over...
| Mar 7, 2013
The assassinated Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak, who died 80 years ago this week, is often portrayed by official histories as just an innocent victim of bad luck and bad aim.
But Chicagoans don't believe in coincidences, not even us chumbolones,...