| 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....
| Sep 11, 2013
| 8:36 PM
WEEK 1 Friday. Aug. 30
Ag. Science 22, Roosevelt 0
Buffalo Grove 28, Leyden 14
Douglass 12, Bronzeville 8
Dunbar at Bogan, at Gately
DuSable at Aurora Christian, 7
Dyett at Marine, 4:15 at Rockne
Evergreen Park 2, Little Village 0 (forfeit)...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 1:15 PM
The broad appeal of immigrant fiction — the literature of belonging and not belonging and longing to belong — lies in the promise of finding a lost home. What the immigrant character (invariably a stand-in for the immigrant author) offers to...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 6:30 AM
There is a lot to be said for the good old-fashioned police procedural of the sort that, in the days before cable, once dominated television.
With its hard-R ways and highfalutin literary ambitions, cable gave us twisted-up complications, as in HBO's...
| Dec 30, 2013
Illinois lawmakers promised years ago to finally get rid of video poker machines that had long gone unregulated and untaxed in dark corners of bars across the state.
In turn, they legalized video gambling machines that were taxed and tightly controlled....
| Dec 19, 2013
| 12:22 PM
We know that pose: Stephen Patrick Morrissey in black and white, an awning of jet-black hair over his forehead, his eyes closed, the photograph tilted at such an angle to make him appear caught in mid-swoon.
This persona, a romantic so burdened by...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 11:26 AM
Tribune Co. on Friday completed its acquisition of the independent Local TV Holdings group, transforming the Chicago company into one of the largest broadcasters in the nation with 39 television stations.
The move, announced by Tribune Chief Executive...
| 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.
| 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 19, 2013
| 12:15 PM
The poet is on vacation until April, that “cruelest month” of T.S. Eliot’s, and so was to be found one afternoon in early December sitting at the bar at the Billy Goat Tavern and drinking a beer.
His name is J.J. Tindall (James Joseph)...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Authorities are investigating an allegation of neglect against the parents of an 8-month-old girl found dead in a Barrington home.
The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services opened the investigation following the death of Mya Edwards on...