| Jul 8, 2013
Bonnie Lane in Elk Grove Village seems an unlikely place to be sniffing around for elephant tusks and black rhinoceros horns brought into the United States from Africa, but Lancer the G-dog "nose" his way around cargo facilities.
Lancer, a 4-year-old...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 10:43 AM
Several of the most intriguing bands in Chicago jazz, as well as national and international artists, will converge on the city's South Side for the seventh annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival, running Sept. 28-29 in superb venues across the neighborhood....
| Jun 13, 2013
| 9:43 AM
Maintenance crews restored power to tens of thousands of homes overnight after severe thunderstorms in the Chicago region brought powerful winds and reports of funnel clouds Wednesday evening.
By 11:30 a.m., of the more than 78,000 customers affected by...
| Aug 1, 2013
What do you think of when you think of Chicago?
The skyline as seen from the Stevenson Expressway, as I drive home from Midway Airport.
Who is an author you'd like to meet, dead or alive?
What's the worst question you've ever been...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 8:45 AM
Ever since the Great Fire of 1871, a cycle of destruction and rebuilding has been central to the Chicago story. This month, Northwestern University secured a permit to tear down Prentice Hospital so that it can build a biomedical research facility. Also...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Midway is the little airport that could.
Despite numerous hurdles, it managed to become the busiest airport in the world, a title it held for at least 15 years. Don't remember the golden age? The little airfield on the city's Southwest Side...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 8:15 PM
The City of Chicago has been ordered to reimburse the federal government about $6 million for emergency snow removal costs incurred more than a decade ago.
During two severe snow storms, one in 1999 and one in 2000, the city enlisted help from the...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 11:28 AM
BRANSON, Mo. -- Wanna get away?
Southwest Airlines officially landed at the Branson Airport Saturday. It follows the lead of its subsidiary AirTran Airways. That airline served the Branson Airport for nearly four years.
"Our arrival in Branson...
| Mar 10, 2013
| 4:23 AM
Shootings across Chicago have left at least four people hurt since Saturday night, according to police.
The first shooting happened just before 10 p.m. in the Archer Heights neighborhood, near Midway Airport.
A man, age 20, was shot in the torso...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 10:34 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- For the second time in a week, a major winter storm paralyzed parts of the nation’s midsection Tuesday, dumping a fresh layer of heavy, wet snow atop cities still choked with piles from the previous system and making travel...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 5:34 AM
CHICAGO (AP) — A massive, slow-moving storm paralyzed parts of the nation's midsection with heavy, wet snow Tuesday, straining power lines, closing schools, clogging roadways and delaying hundreds of flights before churning eastward, where...