| Dec 24, 2013
| 4:57 AM
Reports of flulike illness in Chicago are slowly rising this month, public health officials said Monday, at a time of season that the virus typically begins to take hold.
All that, plus signs that more young people than usual could fall ill this season,...
| 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...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 9:31 AM
Actors are used to hearing "break a leg!" before a performance, but those words strike terror in the heart of a professional football player.
"Don't say that! People keep saying that to me!" retired Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher joked Friday...
| Dec 22, 2013
When Rachel Switall was earning her master's degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago, she partnered with students who lived in Cabrini Green to create a magazine called Peaceful Times.
This was close to 20 years ago, when a series called...
| Dec 31, 2013
Q: As a young boy, I dined many times at the Walnut Room in the Marshall Field's State Street store. I have searched all over the Internet, bought the Marshall Field's cookbook, but alas, I have not found the recipe for corned beef hash served at the...
| Jan 4, 2014
Linda Johnson Rice remembers flying to Paris at age 7 for the couture shows with her mother, Eunice Johnson, on a buying trip for the Ebony Fashion Fair.
Around age 9 she was getting to know Michael Jackson, also 9, because her father, John H. Johnson,...
| Dec 29, 2013
When Edward Howard is asked if he recalls the moment he first set eyes on his future bride, his response is immediate.
"Room 1029, 10th floor," said Howard, 37, of their introduction at Harold Washington College in Chicago some 14 years ago. "I saw...
| Dec 24, 2013
Q: Do you need a holiday Daley Question? I'm wondering if there is an actual recipe for ham with a Dr. Pepper glaze.
--Claudia Perry, Evanston
A: Yes! I always need holiday Daley Questions, my friend, so thank you very much. What struck me on...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 1:46 PM
Thanks to all our loyal readers who've made the Good Eating and Dining sections part of your reading diets each week. Before we dive into 2014, we wanted to revisit 13 of our favorite food stories from 2013. Here they are in chronological order:
| Jan 7, 2014
| 9:42 AM
Kings defenseman Drew Doughty and forward Jeff Carter, and Ducks forwards Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry were named to Team Canada’s roster for the Sochi Olympics on Tuesday, giving both Southern California teams strong representation at next month&...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 6:32 PM
From mighty Canada with its 11 returning gold medalists to humble hopefuls Latvia and Norway, the remaining entrants in the Sochi Olympic hockey tournament announced their rosters Tuesday, triggering vigorous debate in hockey rinks around the world....