| Dec 20, 2013
| 5:46 AM
There are few things more important to me than credibility. So when Pete Wentz told me Fall Out Boy wasn’t getting back together, only for Fall Out Boy to announce it was reuniting the same day my story ran in the Tribune and RedEye, I was furious....
| Dec 24, 2013
| 6:04 PM
People waited in line for as long as seven hours in wind chill readings as low as 19 degrees below zero to pick up donated toys for their children and grandchildren the morning of Christmas Eve.
Academy Award-winning actress and singer Jennifer Hudson,...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 4:34 PM
Every year around the holidays, Donovan Turnage, his brother and their father went to get haircuts. The family outing gave the 11-year-old boy an opportunity to catch up with his dad, with whom he was close but never missed a chance to see.
| Jan 6, 2014
Thanks to all of you for contributing to the Chicago Tribune Photo Challenge. With a new year upon us, we're going to take a few months off to regroup and reconfigure things. But we will be back.
In the meantime, there are all kinds of ways to share...
| Jan 9, 2014
Working was a multidimensional endeavor for Ed Duffy.
He was a Chicago cop, deputy chief of staff under Gov. Jim Thompson, director of the Illinois Department of Public Aid, an Arlington Heights trustee, president of Arlington Park racetrack, chief...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 12:03 PM
More than a million people visited the Chicago Botanic Garden this year, setting a record at the 41-year-old sprawling garden in Glencoe.
Attendance at one of the Chicago area's leading tourist attactions has steadily increased in recent years.
| Dec 20, 2013
| 5:57 AM
In recent years, mail carriers have had fewer and fewer letters to deliver. Demand has dropped so much that the U.S. Postal Service, which lost $5 billion in the 2013 fiscal year, tried to get Congress' approval to stop Saturday letter deliveries.
| Nov 26, 2013
| 5:04 PM
Jorge Garcia was walking into work Sunday afternoon when a family member sent him a link to a news article.
Garcia read in disbelief that a man had been charged in his mother's death, more than a year after 64-year-old Anita Garcia was fatally struck by...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 6:43 PM
After losing his older brother to gun violence five years ago, Javier Gonzalez was never the same, according to family.
In the end, the 17-year-old shared the same fate as his brother Carlos when he died Friday — a day after a shooting a block...
| Jan 7, 2014
With Winnetka officials expected to hire a firm this month to design a tunnel under Willow Road to discharge stormwater into Lake Michigan, three environmental advocacy organizations recently have expressed concerns that the $34.4 million project might...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 7:00 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is in China to promote Chicago business opportunities on a trip paid for by the city's economic development agency.
During the two-day trip that wraps up Monday, Emanuel is expected to sign an economic partnership agreement with eight...