| Jun 28, 2013
| 9:25 AM
The stock price in dystopian literature has had a banner last few weeks. As the daily revelations on the magnitude of government-sponsored surveillance in the United States have come to light — along with wall-to-wall media saturation of...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 4:21 PM
Former U.S. Rep. Cardiss Collins, the first African-American woman to represent Illinois in Congress, died of natural causes at age 81 on Saturday, Feb. 2, in Washington, D.C., according to a statement from Rep. Danny Davis, who replaced Collins as...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 1:45 PM
A 49-year-old Las Vegas airline worker is accused of groping a sleeping 21-year-old woman he was seated next to during a Southwest Airlines flight that landed in Chicago Tuesday afternoon, according to Chicago police.
Kary Scott Houghton, 49, of the 5600...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 4:33 PM
A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Connected to Chicago (.mp3 file, right click to download) WLS-AM 890. Host Bill Cameron with Greg Hinz of Crain's......
| Jul 16, 2013
| 4:46 PM
An increase in flights this year has helped O'Hare International Airport narrow the gap with archrival Atlanta for the title "world's busiest airport,'' and air traffic controllers in Chicago predict O'Hare will soon retake the top spot with help from a...
| May 28, 2013
| 5:14 AM
A man who was killed when a taxi cab struck him late last night when he stepped into Cicero Avenue near Midway Airport has been identified, authorities said.
The cab was moving south in the 5200 block of South Cicero Avenue around 11:30 p.m. Monday...
| May 28, 2013
| 6:59 AM
A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk.
• A taxi cab struck and killed a man who stepped into Cicero Avenue near Midway Airport, authorities said. Read more
• A minivan crashed into a Southwest Side building late Monday...
| May 28, 2013
| 4:14 PM
Gary-Chicago International Airport will again be without any airline passenger service starting in August, officials said Tuesday.
The airport’s only commercial carrier, Allegiant Airlines, which operates two flights a week between Gary and...