| Oct 8, 2013
| 11:43 AM
A wire the width of a hair. A balloon just a few millimeters wide. A needle measuring 11 centimeters exactly.
These were the tools that a team of doctors in Los Angeles used to open up a narrow aortic valve in the heart of a 25-week-old fetus still...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 7:19 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday named a City Hall aide as the new Chicago Housing Authority chief, a day after the agency's CEO resigned.
Emanuel nominated Building Commissioner Michael Merchant, an attorney and City Hall insider who has held his post...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 6:12 PM
Rahshone Burnett was supposed to use the millions of dollars won by his young nieces and nephews in a wrongful-death lawsuit to ensure that they thrived after the tragedy of losing their mother and brother in a 2001 fire.
Instead, prosecutors say,...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 7:24 PM
No one was injured in a small fire at a Chicago Housing Authority senior living building on the Near North Side this evening, authorities said.
Firefighters were called to the building, 116 W. Elm St., about 8:30 p.m., and were able to put out the...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 6:15 PM
The relatives of five people who were killed in a Baltimore house fire last year sued a landlord and the city housing authority in Circuit Court on Wednesday, claiming that failure to fix a faulty furnace or install smoke detectors led to the fatal blaze....
| Aug 2, 2013
| 5:55 PM
The following question is meant to be practical, not philosophical, and your answer is important.
Do you want unlimited government?
That would mean that government would effectively take responsibility for deciding and controlling all aspects of our...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 4:30 PM
The Montreal World Film Festival announced its full slate of 432 films from around the globe on Tuesday, including 113 world or international feature preems. From the U.S. "The Red Robin" by Michael Z. Wechsler competes in the World section while Adam...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 6:46 AM
During the last recession, more than 90 million people — a third of the nation's population — saw their incomes fall below 200 percent of the federal poverty line, or about $46,000 a year for a family of four. Many of those individuals and...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 5:56 PM
Many people start off the New Year with resolutions.
Instead of making resolutions you may not keep, try starting 2014 off on the right (and left) foot by taking part in the 10 a.m. First Day Hike at Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center on New...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Nice tan, Mr. Mayor!
You came back from steamy and tropical Indonesia to a city frozen in ice and snow, where the side streets and alleys hadn't been plowed and where schoolkids were almost sent into the worst of the cold.
But Rahm Emanuel wasn't...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 5:32 PM
Darryl Burke didn't just break the law for 25 years, federal authorities say, he defied it — hiding behind aliases while he masterminded millions of dollars worth of fraud, lived it up at his South Florida waterfront "compound" and used his Miami...