| Nov 3, 2012
| 4:47 AM
A 32-year veteran firefighter remembered as an "all around great guy and great fireman" died Friday night when he was hit by a flashover of flames while battling an extra-alarm blaze in a Gage Park home, officials said.
Capt. Herbert Johnson, just...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 5:04 PM
Hundreds of Chicago firefighters gathered under a brilliant blue sky Wednesday to honor their second colleague to die in the line of duty in recent weeks — an 18-year veteran who joined the force at middle age and became a beloved father figure....
| Feb 18, 2012
A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review-- Guest host Carol Marin with Greg Hinz, Crain’s Chicago Business; Linda...
| Jan 30, 2011
The Art of Not Sitting Pretty
St. Martin's Press: 479 pp., $35
Here comes that old question, the one that pops up when a new biography of a prominent artist or writer is published: Do we judge an artist by the life or the work?...
| Feb 4, 2011
| 11:23 AM
Chicago officials say they will not crack down on "dibs," the tradition of cordoning off shoveled-out parking spaces -- at least for now."
And more good news for blizzard weary residents: There'll be no enforcement today of parking meters.
In giving a...