| Feb 18, 2014
| 4:31 PM
Less than a year after disgraced former Rep. Mel Reynolds ran a failed bid for Congress under the slogan of “redemption,” the convicted sex offender is again facing allegations of sexual misconduct, this time in Zimbabwe, according to...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 1:07 PM
When I think about comic-book and sci-fi conventions, I think about having fun. I think about geeky folks dressed in colorful costumes, rummaging through countless boxes filled with old back-issues and meeting celebrities from their favorite TV shows...
| Jan 28, 2014
Q: Can you tell me anything about the Villa Moderne Nite Club from back in the 1940s and 1950s? We are trying to remember where it was located in the Chicagoland area and some of its history.
--Doris Ruchalski, Chicago
A: I was able to find some...
| Jan 19, 2014
Chicago is no stranger to fire. Reborn after the flames of 1871, the city has had to deal with repeated tragedies. Here are some of the worst since 1900:
Dec. 30, 1903
More than 600 people, many of them children, were killed when...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 5:47 PM
SAN DIEGO -- Twin 63-year-old brothers were sentenced Friday to federal prison for defrauding sports fans by persuading them to pay for tickets, hotel accommodations and airline flights for out-of-town events and then failing to provide "nearly all the...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Rather than spend New Year’s Eve at a private party or on the couch watching the ball drop on TV, some celebrities braved the Chicago-in-January weather and hit the town to ring in 2014.
The Bulls’ Derrick Rose, Bears’ Alshon Jeffery,...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 5:11 PM
The battle for Illinois returns to Chicago this weekend. Northwestern hosts Illinois in men's basketball on Sunday in a rivalry that has grown in intensity. RedEye caught up with several Chicago-area natives on the Wildcats and Illini to talk basketball,...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 5:57 PM
A Chicago casino anchoring a redevelopment that includes the former Michael Reese Hospital site would be more economically viable for the city than a Barack Obama presidential library or a cluster of convention hotels, according to a study Mayor Rahm...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 8:51 AM
Whether it’s The Advocate—America’s oldest gay news magazine—anointing Pope Francis as Person of the Year for his more lenient views on homosexuality or Russian President Vladimir Putin signing a law criminalizing public discussion...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 1:05 PM
Ever wonder what the typical rock star is thinking about on stage? Playing the same songs played a million times before? To the same audiences? Night after night? Year after year?
Donald Fagen, 65, co-founder of literate, aggressively dyspeptic jazz-...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 7:00 AM
New Year's Eve is just six days away. Do you have your dinner reservations yet?
If not, I've got a few extras. More than 130, actually.
As I've done for the last 13 years (and 18 of the last 20), I've made reservations, in my name, at restaurants...