| Aug 26, 2013
| 1:55 PM
A white-cheeked gibbon was born at the Lincoln Park Zoo's Helen C. Brach Primate House, zoo officials said Monday.
The primate was born on Aug. 16 and is the fourth offspring for father, Caruso, and mother, Burma, officials said. Officials have not...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In the world of the ninja, the Elrod family is an impressive force.
Julie and Ron Elrod are black belts who travel to Japan annually to study their craft with Soke Hatsumi, the 34th-generation ninjutsu grandmaster. Their children, 21-year-old Kami and...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Director Harald Zwart was in a forest outside of Toronto on Friday, looking for a possible home for fairies to live. After finding a proper wooded locale, he would have to quickly shower and change into a suit and tie for the Canadian premiere his new...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 10:37 AM
A 25-year-old Modesto man has been arrested in connection with the death of his parents, whose bodies were found earlier this month in their burning home.
Brandon Pettit and another man, Felix Valverde, 26, were arrested on suspicion of homicide,...
| Aug 13, 2013
The developers behind the controversial Catherine Alice Gardens housing project for people with disabilities in Palatine say the effort to get approval isn't over yet.
This month, the Palatine village council rejected the proposal by a vote of 4-2....
| Aug 9, 2013
When he first hit movie theaters as the young Daniel Larusso in "The Karate Kid", Ralph Macchio never imagined how much of an impact the role would have on his life. Now, almost 30 years later, the seemingly ageless actor is still being reminded of how he...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 11:52 AM
Michelle Silva knows how to defend herself.
She’s been doing it all her life.
Most of the 18-year-old’s defense comes on the mat, where she’s on the fast track to compete in the 2016 Olympics in tae kwon do. She’s already...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 2:17 PM
Berkley Allan Thomas Jr., a retired cultural arts publicist and actor, died of dementia complications July 31 at the Summit Rehabilitation Center in Catonsville. The former Charles Village and Highlandtown resident was 80.
Born in Scarsdale, N.Y., he...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 1:18 PM
A proposed housing development for people with disabilities was shot down this week by the Palatine Village Council, with the majority who voted against it saying they didn't want to lose a parcel zoned for manufacturing.
The 4-2 vote against the...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 9:52 PM
UFC 163 takes place Saturday night from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, headlined by a UFC featherweight title bout pitting champion Jose Aldo and challenger "Korean Zombie" Chan Sung Jung. Aldo is the only fighter to have held the UFC featherweight title and has...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 4:33 AM
This recent Mommy Minute segment about the K21 Kid Strong Foundation in Avon generated a lot of positive feedback and, now, this new group dedicated to helping kids with autism spectrum disorder through martial arts is holding it's first benefit on...