| Dec 17, 2012
| 4:24 PM
The young guy in the trucker cap, skinny jeans and Air Jordans squeezed the trigger on the toy shotgun and his umpteenth round of “Big Buck Hunter” blasted to life. The guy was maybe 25 and so focused on bagging digital deer, the butt of the...
| Dec 8, 2012
Dorothy Dubinski was working her shift at A&P on a cold, drizzly afternoon Dec. 8, 1972, when the foreman told her there had been a terrible accident and offered to drive her home immediately.
The twisted wreckage of a plane sat on top of 3722 W. 70th...
| May 17, 2013
| 3:26 PM
In one of the oddest publishing coincidences and competitions in recent memory, two books about the artery-clogging subculture of supper clubs have hit the shelves at the same time: Ron Faiola's "Wisconsin Supper Clubs: An Old-Fashioned Experience" and...
| May 1, 2013
| 1:44 PM
SPRINGFIELD --- A renewed push to greatly expand gambling in Illinois surfaced today, as Mayor Rahm Emanuel threw his weight behind a plan the state Senate quickly approved.
Like two previous bills that Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed, the latest...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 12:10 PM
About a quarter of a million travelers were expected to pass through O'Hare on Sunday as the holiday weekend drew to a close. It's days like those that will be a windfall for the CTA next year—but more expensive for some Chicagoans and their...
| Nov 11, 2012
Hit the ice
Polish up your blades and hit one of our favorite rinks -- if you own your own skates there are no fees involved.
Millennium Park: Chicago's most dramatic spot to skate thanks to Anish Kapoor's nearby "Cloud Gate," but also its most crowded....
| Oct 8, 2012
| 5:54 AM
Temperatures hit the freezing mark in serveral areas around Chicago overnight, a little earlier than usual.
It got down to 31 in Rockford and Wheeling, 30 in Sterling, 29 in Valparaiso, 27 in West Chicago and a wintry 25 in Aurora, according to the...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Fog was causing delays and cancellations at O'Hare and Midway airports this afternoon, officials said.
As of noon, some flights at O'Hare International Airport were experiencing delays of nearly two hours, according to the Chicago Department of...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 12:29 PM
In the volatile world of radio, almost nothing lasts half a century.
But a great Chicago radio station — WVON-AM 1690 — has managed the feat: The institution marks its 50th anniversary Monday and celebrates with a concert featuring Toni...
| 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...