| May 15, 2014
| 6:01 PM
The attorney whose anti-patronage campaign has led to four decades of federal court oversight of hiring at City Hall declared Thursday that the city has made significant reforms and outside supervision is no longer needed.
In a legal motion, Michael...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 5:06 PM
Facing heavy criticism for months over failing to offer a plan to restore Illinois’ finances, Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner on Thursday issued an outline of proposed cuts that he maintained would save taxpayers $1 billion.
| May 14, 2014
| 2:25 PM
A boy accused of a carjacking in the Hyde Park neighborhood that critically injured a 34-year-old man who was run over trying to keep his BMW was ordered held today, authorities said.
The 16-year-old Chicago boy appeared today before Juvenile Court...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 8:28 AM
When Hyde Park artist Ben Shepard looks at the problems besetting Chicago, the only solution he sees is a provocateur at the controls. He imagines someone with a high enough profile to turn up the volume on the debate over the city's future and a big...
| May 8, 2014
| 11:53 AM
It's one of the most significant sports film discoveries in recent years, offering up a new look at the 1919 World Series, when eight Chicago White Sox players allegedly conspired with gamblers to lose games to the Cincinnati Reds in what became known...
| May 13, 2014
| 11:13 AM
A teen has been charged in a Saturday car theft at a Hyde Park neighborhood gas station that left a 34-year-old man critically injured after he was run over trying to keep his BMW.
The boy was charged today with possessing a stolen vehicle, aggravated...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 1:23 PM
A social media craze that sends residents on a treasure hunt for hidden envelopes of cash has hit Chicago.
The Hidden Cash Twitter frenzy was first reported in San Francisco and Los Angeles when an anonymous donor began leaving envelopes of cash...
| May 23, 2014
First in an occasional series
CELEBRATED PIANIST JASON MORAN, who won a MacArthur Fellowship in 2010 and directs jazz at the Kennedy Center in Washington, walks into the band room at Kenwood Academy High School and faces a rather tough crowd.
| Jun 9, 2014
| 3:33 PM
One of Old Navy's new T-shirts celebrates Chicago with a map of its neighborhoods. But don't set aside the GPS anytime soon.
A conversation is bubbling on Twitter and elsewhere online about the shirt's loose commitment to geographic accuracy....
| Mar 23, 2014
| 8:53 PM
Akroma Kourouma Sahan can peer through the windows of her spa at East 53rd Street and South Harper Avenue and see the changing face of Hyde Park.
The Harper Court complex, a gleaming retail and office project that includes the University of Chicago as a...
| Apr 20, 2014
After a mistaken diagnosis of an eye problem grounded his plans to be a military pilot in World War II, meteorologist Walter A. Bohan found another way to immerse himself in Earth's atmosphere.
"He chose meteorology to stay involved in the sky," said...