| May 8, 2014
| 10:09 AM
Authorities have charged a theft suspect who remained in critical condition this morning after a police officer used a Taser as he resisted arrest early Wednesday.
Dominique Franklin, who is believed to be in his 20s, was charged with two counts of...
| May 11, 2014
Newspaper reporters call them evergreen stories.
Nothing described in them is occurring now or tomorrow, or happened yesterday. But the subjects are, nevertheless, intriguing.
It's a breed of story that sometimes gets lost amid today's minute-driven...
| May 10, 2014
| 11:38 AM
Two men were hospitalized after police believe they were intentionally struck by a vehicle this morning in the Old Town neighborhood, officials said.
The incident happened about 4 a.m. on the 1200 block of North Orleans Street, said Chicago Police...
| May 15, 2014
| 10:40 AM
A Red Orchid Theatre, a longtime fixture of Chicago's Off Loop community, announced Thursday that it has established a new partnership with the New York-based Bisno Productions, aimed at transferring some A Red Orchid productions to New York under the...
| May 21, 2014
| 7:15 AM
A man has died two weeks after police used a Taser on him as he was arrested in the Old Town Triangle neighborhood.
Dominique Franklin Jr., 23, who had lived in the 21000 block of Olivia Avenue in Sauk Village, was pronounced dead at Northwestern...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 9:54 AM
Thousands of people use the lakefront path to walk, bike and run. While many trail users along the lakefront feel safe, crime does happen near the path.
Two-time Olympic long-distance runner and Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Todd Williams knows that...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 8:44 AM
It is very difficult to say "Happy St. Patrick's Day" in Japanese.
"There is no direct Japanese word for St. Patrick's Day," one scholarly Japanese friend tells me. "However, there are a number of written languages in Japanese, and one of these is...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 10:00 PM
I always enjoy sharing the fun and interesting events that go on in Chicago's Geek and Nerd Community, especially when they involve combining the arts, like music and comic books.
One such event is taking place at AW YEAH Comics, the comic shop owned by...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 5:35 AM
The mother of a bicyclist killed last spring while riding in the Old Town neighborhood filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the man charged in his death as well as the man’s employer.
Robert Cann, who went by Bobby, was riding his bicycle in the 1300...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 6:00 PM
Ever wondered what it would be like if you and a few of your buddies--and only you and a couple of your buddies--got to watch a ballgame, having more or less free rein of the stadium?
If you were at the Cell for Thursday afternoon’s White Sox-...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 5:59 PM
America knows an inappropriate traveling paper salesman named Todd Packer and a loudmouthed sportscaster in a tall cowboy hat named Champ Kind. But only few have gone inside the true, brilliantly bizarre mind of David Koechner.
On Friday night, Koechner...