| Aug 1, 2013
WKSC-FM morning personality Christopher "Brotha' Fred" Frederick, who in early 2011 replaced Kevin "DreX" Buchar as the voice of the Top 40 station known as Kiss FM, late last month paid $865,000 for a two-bedroom, 53rd-floor unit in a new condominium...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 10:51 AM
A Chicago man accused in a fumbling, cloak-and-dagger plot to build a pipe bomb during last spring’s NATO summit pleaded guilty today and was sentenced to 3 years in prison.
Judge Kenneth Wadas handed down the sentence for Mark Neiweem, 28, who...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 4:32 PM
This week marks the first anniversary of a memorable act of street theater in the city — the peaceful, ritual arrest of 173 Occupy Chicago protesters who refused to leave Grant Park after the 11 p.m. curfew. As news accounts......
| Dec 27, 2012
| 4:32 AM
Make your predictions for 2013 by filling out the Change of Subject online survey A year ago, I didn’t predict that a book about predictions, “The Signal and the Noise,” would be one of the top selling non-fiction titles of......
| May 17, 2013
| 11:51 AM
Each and every year in Chicago, there is a moment when the problems of the city seem to fall away and everything seems doable and winnable again. It is a moment inextricably tied to the weather. Spring always comes later than even the worst-case scenario....
| Dec 14, 2012
| 8:11 PM
Amy Rule sat among a roomful of high school seniors, participating in a lesson on personal finances.
Students passed around a coin while reciting some common money sayings and myths.
Chicago’s first lady offered, “Money grows on trees,&...
| May 14, 2013
| 5:37 PM
Circus performers and Shakespearean actors helped Mayor Rahm Emanuel announce Tuesday that the city is doubling the number of performances and cultural events at its parks this summer.
Amid lush greenery and newly bloomed flowers at Garfield Park...
| May 17, 2013
| 7:29 AM
A push to bring more arts instruction to Chicago Public Schools got a boost Wednesday when Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced an additional $500,000 in funding for the CPS Arts Education Plan for the coming school year.
The new money brings total funding...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 5:14 AM
President Barack Obama plans to hold his election-night rally at Chicago’s McCormick Place convention center, a move aimed at easing concerns over weather and security, sources with knowledge of the event said Wednesday.
Given the indoor location,...
| Oct 29, 2012
Over the past almost forty years, fewer than 200 Chicago Police Officers have been mounties… special forces who protect the city from the back of a horse. The mounted police unit is a tight knit group. They’re good will ambassadors, and...