| Aug 15, 2014
| 3:58 AM
Update: The missing boy has been found and is safe, police said.
Police are asking for the public's help finding a 13-year-old boy with Down syndrome who hasn't been seen since Thursday morning.
Ronquante Sanders left his home on the 7300 block of...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 2:43 PM
Growing up in Detroit during the 1940s, Suzanne Minn saw signs posted at hotels and restaurants indicating that Jews were not welcome, according to her family.
"She remembered it as a very segregated city, not just between blacks and whites, but with...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 6:22 AM
At least five people were killed and another 11 were wounded in overnight gun violence in Chicago, bringing to more than 50 the number of people shot in the city over the holiday weekend so far, according to police.
Five of the people were shot by police...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 9:17 PM
This weekend's fest lineup comes with a bit of a PSA: No need to duck and cover, that whooshing noise overhead is just the Air & Water Show back for a 55th year along Lake Michigan's shores. In addition to fighter jets and parachuters along the lakefront,...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 4:23 PM
A 16-year-old boy was killed in the Englewood neighborhood Sunday night, authorities said. Elsewhere in the city, shootings between 6:15 a.m. Sunday and early Monday morning left at least 10 people injured.
About 8:30 p.m. Sunday, the 16-year-old boy...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 7:33 AM
The time is ripe, you'd think, for a revival of "Reefer Madness," the silly musical spoof of the 1936 exploitation-morality movie that spun the yarn that Mary Jane was lying in wait for all the clean-cut young people of America, ready to turn each and...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 5:12 PM
A man was ordered held on $100,000 bail Sunday after prosecutors said he brandished a gun and threatened to kill two people at the wedding he was attending on the Loyola University campus in the Rogers Park neighborhood.
Aadam A. Franks, 30, of the...
| Aug 8, 2014
Recently Carrie Barnett was dining out when patrons at the next table noticed her Gerber/Hart Library and Archives T-shirt. Barnett is president of the 33-year-old nonprofit organization, which is the steward of the Midwest's largest circulating library,...
| Aug 1, 2014
It isn't often that literary fiction mixes successfully with the thriller genre. The delicate balance between the rich texture and characters of the former with the propulsive narrative momentum and puzzle-solving aspects of the latter is fiendishly...
| Aug 5, 2014
Lou Sopcic has invested in energy efficient lights, insulation and new boilers in Chicago apartment buildings he owns where he pays the utility bills. But he acknowledges that springing for such improvements in buildings where his tenants pay for their...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 2:07 AM
In the three weeks since her husband was gunned down at a Rogers Park bus stop, Maria Lewis has been trying hard to relive his last hours.
And this is what she found out after piecing together receipts and witness accounts and police notes: Wil Lewis did...