| Dec 5, 2012
| 2:50 PM
You can call it humbuggery, but I had a pretty low-voltage reaction to ZooLights the first time I went to see it, probably 10 years ago.
I remember at the Lincoln Park Zoo's holiday season tribute to luminescence some lights in trees and some animal...
| Mar 14, 2012
Two years ago, Matt Hendon realized his back was bleeding from a mole that had gone undetected because it blended in with a tattoo he has. The spot, sadly, turned out to be a cancerous growth.
"(The cancer) had already spread to other areas of my body,"...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 10:47 AM
The City Council Finance Committee today endorsed spending $32.7 million to settle two police misconduct cases, including what may be the single largest payment of its kind in city history.
The larger settlement, now set for a Thursday vote of the...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 5:03 PM
The Shedd Aquarium reclaimed its attendance title among the nation’s major non-profit aquariums after trailing the relatively new Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta for the last five years.
Nearly 2.17 million people visited the Shedd in 2012, a 2 percent...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 12:13 PM
Plano police have issued a missing person report for a man with cerebral palsy who was last seen Friday evening.
Corey M. Cann, 21, was last seen at his home on the 500 block of Hale Street in Plano at 7 p.m. Friday and has not be heard from since,...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 11:12 AM
After wreaking havoc on the morning commute, closing schools and prompting scattered evacuations, the massive storm that dumped upwards of a half-foot of rain on parts of the Chicago area overnight is expected to continue throughout the day, with flooding...
| May 15, 2013
| 2:47 PM
The surprise isn't that the Shedd Aquarium now has an exhibit where visitors can touch stingrays as they glide by, but rather that the most popular aquarium in the U.S. hasn't had one before now.
Usually called something like Stingray Bay or Stingray...
| May 21, 2013
| 4:53 AM
One secret to a dolphin ultrasound is that the machine is pretty much the same one used on human women, except the “Logiq e Vet” branding badge is replaced with something more species-appropriate.
Another secret is that the cold,...
| May 23, 2013
| 10:23 AM
A Maywood mother and her boyfriend pleaded not guilty this morning to charges that they beat and killed her 1-year-old son before disposing the child’s body in the Des Plaines River.
Clad in yellow jumpsuits, Lakeshia Baker, 22, and Michael Scott,...
| Dec 20, 2011
The prompt for this year's "Songs of Good Cheer" reader contest was simple: "Write a short essay about a memorable moment involving a holiday song." My co-host for the "Songs..." concerts, Mary Schmich, writes about the results in her Wednesday......