| Sep 26, 2012
| 6:40 AM
West Pullman has recorded three homicides in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data showed.
On Tuesday, a 25-year-old woman and a 38-year-old man were shot to death in the 12000 block of South Eggleston Avenue, police said. Three...
| Aug 5, 2012
| 9:05 AM
It is an arduous task to make a movie — how many of you are tired of waiting for "The Devil in the White City" to hit the big screen almost 10 years after the book's publication? — so it is not hard to understand why it took Wisconsin-based...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 9:54 AM
The Illinois Science Council is inviting Chicagoland residents to shower with friends this weekend at three area beaches.
The council is hosting viewing parties to watch the annual Perseid Meteor Shower from 9 p.m. to midnight Saturday and Sunday at 12th...
| May 23, 2013
| 9:21 AM
Though Memorial Day obviously stands as a solemn occasion, the holiday weekend surely offer listeners a chance to catch up on concert-going. Among the highlights:
Orbert Davis' Chicago Jazz Philharmonic: The nearly ubiquitous Chicago trumpeter leads his...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 3:58 PM
Families of men and women who died in the E2 nightclub stampede on the Near South Side 10 years ago today gathered for a prayer vigil outside the vacant building.
Stuffed animals, roses, Valentine's Day candy and a picture of each victim adorned the 21...
| Feb 18, 2013
Nearly every morning, before 7 a.m., Dr. Kenneth Polonsky is dropped off near the Lakefront Trail on Chicago's South Side, a few steps from Lake Michigan.
He carries no briefcase, wears no suit and has no cup of coffee, the standard trappings of his...
| May 19, 2013
David and Kimberley Rudd got to know each other as journalism students at Northwestern University in the fall of 1984.
And it was a strictly platonic relationship.
"We were two of about 13 African-American freshman journalism students at...
| May 15, 2013
| 7:16 AM
Riders who use the Cermak-Chinatown station just can't catch a break.
Five years ago, a semi-trailer truck crashed into the station escalator, killing two people and injuring about two dozen more.
Over the next few years, the CTA overhauled the...
| Apr 19, 2013
A casino-entertainment complex, a major convention hotel and a Barack Obama presidential library are being floated as possible anchors for a mixed-use development of the former Michael Reese Hospital site on the Near South Side.
The scenarios were...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 1:35 PM
A possible suspect is in custody in the shooting of a man in the South Loop this afternoon, police said.
The man, 30, was shot in the chest and leg in the 2100 block of South Michigan Avenue about 1:18 p.m., said Chicago Police Department News Affairs...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 11:23 AM
In the Chicago of the 1870s, the fashionable drawing rooms of Prairie Avenue were frequently host to spiritualists, mediums and charlatans, often folks playing all three of those roles at once. With lowered gas lights and a bit of hocus-pocus and table...