| Aug 14, 2013
| 1:15 PM
"Didn't he play a serial killer?" an editor asked when I brought up Gary Cole's name not long ago. Not a serial killer, but the 1984 TV miniseries "Fatal Vision" was Cole's first major role. Playing Jeffrey MacDonald, the real-life Army doctor who was...
| Aug 15, 2013
If there's one thing that can help get you through a long workday, it's a good, solid lunch break. Unfortunately, it's all too easy to get bored of the options within walking distance of your workplace. Luckily, there are plenty of new options popping...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 1:32 PM
The Downers Grove village council granted an extension for a planned development that would expand and add parking garages on the north side of the village.
The plan was established in 2011 with the intent of building two five-story additions and a...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 8:53 AM
In the story of the proposed American Writers Museum, we've had the prologue and the introduction. Now comes the long-awaited Chapter One, with the unveiling last week of plans for the museum's "First Edition," the inaugural stage in the creation of the...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 8:02 PM
What started as a simple business proposal is becoming something more for a father and daughter who recently opened a massage clinic in Western Springs.
Greg and Sarah Clark opened Elements Therapeutic Massage in the Garden Market Shopping Center on...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 4:21 PM
More than five months after saying she wouldn’t return as Gov. Pat Quinn’s running mate, Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon announced Wednesday she would seek the Democratic comptroller nomination but wouldn’t say if she backs her boss for re-...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 12:55 PM
A 10-year-old girl was listed in serious-to-critical condition after falling over the railing near an escalator at a Loop department store Friday afternoon and landing at least two floors down, according to a police report.
Shortly before 3:30 p.m....
| Jul 24, 2013
A food truck option specializing in Creole and Cajun cuisine is on its way, but before making its debut on the streets of Chicago this fall, The Great Louisiana Geaux Geaux Truck hosted a sneak preview of a few of its menu items at The Garage in West Loop...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 11:05 AM
For Chicago jazz lovers, the best part of summer starts Thursday.
That's when the ninth annual Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz series launches at the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. For six consecutive Thursday evenings, some of Chicago's most...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 8:18 PM
A Chicago man extorted tens of thousands of dollars from a married Loop real estate executive by threatening to expose their romantic relationship, authorities alleged Friday.
John Holliman, who has previously been arrested in Ohio for posing as doctor...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 7:32 AM
A man was shot to death in the South Loop and another man was killed in Lawndale in attacks across Chicago that also wounded five other people, including a 16-year-old boy.
Andre Bunton, 37, was shot around 11:25 p.m. Thursday as he sat in a parked...