| Feb 1, 2013
| 2:16 PM
A Cook County judge found a woman who spent seven years on the run guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of her boyfriend in La Grange in 2003.
Sherry Halligan showed no visible reaction as Judge Hohn Hynes gave his verdict after a 5-day...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 2:14 PM
An honor like the Nelson Algren Short Story Award can be a boon to a writer. It can give him or her the confidence to slog through rejections and trudge forward with literary endeavors. When we asked former Nelson Algren Award recipients what winning...
| Jan 21, 2013
Chicago businessman Martin Nesbitt will sit on the dais in front of the U.S. Capitol on Monday as his best friend is inaugurated president of the United States.
The two men — successful African-American leaders who share a record of high...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 12:18 PM
The mother of a 3-year-old boy who was found alone running down the sidewalk in West Englewood neighborhood overnight has been charged with child endangerment, police said.
The boy was found shortly before 11:30 p.m. Monday in the 7200 block of South...
| 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...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 6:41 AM
Chicago's first snowstorm of the season fell short of expectations, dumping far less than the 6 inches predicted for some areas and creating little of the havoc that hit the western part of the state and Wisconsin.
But it was still enough -- barely -- to...
| Dec 25, 2012
| 11:28 AM
A man was pulled from the Chicago River near Union Station downtown this morning, officials said.
The incident happened about 9:20 a.m. at the Adams Street bridge over the river at 222 S. Riverside Plaza, according to Chicago Fire Media. The man was...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 1:19 PM
A federal jury convicted an Aurora man today of groping a woman as she napped last year on a flight from Las Vegas, where she and her husband had just celebrated their 34th anniversary.
Prosecutors said it marked Srinivasa S. Erramilli’s third...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 6:59 PM
Temperatures in Chicago hit 70 degrees in December for only the third time in recorded history Monday, prompting Chicagoans to dress like they did a season ago.
So Angela Beata boldly strolled around the city with her legs bare in a miniskirt and her...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 2:50 PM
Southwest Airlines will have five daily flights to and from Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport.
The service will begin June 2, 2013 with two nonstop flights to Dallas Love Field, two nonstop flights to Chicago's Midway Airport and one nonstop flight to Las...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 9:58 AM
Dense fog caused more than 200 flights to be canceled at O'Hare and Midway airports this morning on one of the busier travel days of the year.
As of 11:45 a.m., 174 flights had been canceled at O'Hare International Airport and 32 at Midway Airport,...