| Jan 7, 2014
| 5:31 PM
The denizens of the Dan Ryan Expressway can rest easy.
So can those Chicago Bulls fans who need handicapped parking at the Berto Center.
Whenever Andrew Bynum next visits your city, he'll still be safely ensconced on someone else's team bus, just...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 7:49 PM
Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was arrested on suspicion of reckless driving Saturday morning in Florida after his Mercedes-Benz was clocked traveling 110 mph in a 70-mph zone, police said.
The arrest came less than two months after Puig had speeding-...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 8:40 PM
Will an Arctic chill play into the weather-worn hands of the Green Bay Packers?
The forecast calls for bitter cold Sunday afternoon when the Packers play host to San Francisco in the first round of the NFL playoffs, but that doesn't...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 4:36 PM
To Gillian Flynn, dread is "that sense that you've got a rope around your middle and it's pulling you toward something." That's what the author of "Sharp Objects," "Dark Places" and the breakout hit "Gone Girl" wants you to feel while reading her work,...
| Dec 26, 2013
New Chicago Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde has paid $625,000 for a four-bedroom, 4,500-square-foot house in Evanston.
Hyde, 40, spent this past season in the Cubs' front office, as director of player development. He was named bench coach Nov. 22 and will...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 6:17 AM
At 1:30 p.m. on a sunny December weekday, just down the hill from prestigious City College high school, shattered glass and blood stained the street.
Neighbors and passersby gathered on the fringes of the crime scene and watched as police officers began...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 5:25 AM
More than 500 passengers spent the night aboard three Amtrak trains stranded 80 miles west of Chicago by ice and snow that had drifted over the tracks, officials said.
The trains -- the Southwest Chief from Los Angeles, the Illinois Zephyr from Quincy...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 1:05 PM
A suspect in a string of weekend carjackings, including one that ended in a crash that killed an 11-year-old boy, was arrested this morning after U.S. marshals in SUVs pinned him in at a McDonald's drive-thru in Milwaukee, authorities said.
| Dec 31, 2013
| 3:10 PM
A Cook County judge on Tuesday set bail at $400,000 for a Chicago man who allegedly sexually assaulted and robbed a woman who was walking home from work early Monday morning.
The man, Devonte Willis, 20, was on probation for aggravated robbery at the...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Asking my Facebook fans (https://www.facebook.com/Stevedalepets) about their New Year's resolutions for their pets (or all pets) has become an annual tradition. Here some responses I've received for 2014:
"To have my cats stop using my credit cards to...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 5:41 PM
A man and a woman died and another woman was critically injured when car crashed into a steel "L" support column and burst into flames in the West Garfield Park neighborhood this morning, according to authorities.
The crash happened about 4:40 a.m. in...