| Jul 18, 2013
| 5:29 AM
Former Metra CEO Alex Clifford offered an insider's look at Illinois' culture of political back-scratching yesterday as he provided the most detailed accounting yet of patronage allegations that he says led to his departure from the commuter rail agency....
| Jul 9, 2013
| 8:05 AM
A Chicago police officer who stands at 6 feet and weighs more than 200 pounds, Jimmy Sherlock said he didn't think twice about riding a bike through the South Loop around midnight.
"I'm not huge but I'm usually not too worried about being messed with too...
| 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...
| May 22, 2013
| 5:09 AM
The body of a man was pulled from the Chicago River in the South Loop.
Police recovered the body, believed to be that of a man in his 30s or 40s, around 6:50 p.m. Tuesday in the 1200 block of South Lumber Street, officials said.
The body was brought...
| May 12, 2013
| 8:23 PM
3.5 stars (out of 4)
Chance the Rapper opens “Acid Rap,” his second, self-released mix tape, with a boast: “Even better than I was the last time, baby.” It’s hard to argue with him.
As a teen MC, Chancellor Bennett turned...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 10:51 AM
Windows of about 20 cars were smashed overnight in the South Loop, according to police.
Police were called to the 1300 block of South Wabash Avenue around 8 a.m., said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada. Driver and passenger...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 9:17 PM
One person sustained minor injuries Saturday evening when a small truck struck a CTA bus and rolled over in the South Loop neighborhood, authorities said.
The crash happened about 9:25 p.m. at the intersection of East Congress Parkway and South Michigan...
| Mar 10, 2013
| 10:02 PM
In less than a month, a new performing arts center will open its doors in Chicago.
Or perhaps it's best to call it a new/old venue, its novel concept taking root in a familiar building.
Come April 1, the noted Chicago jazz drummer and impresario...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 11:00 PM
A Chicago attorney was found guilty Tuesday night of fatally shooting a former girlfriend of ex-Chicago Bulls player Eddy Curry and their infant daughter.
Frederick Goings, 40, was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder by a Cook County jury...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 3:13 PM
Leroy Collins never says anything about it. He never tells his neighbors he was once a movie star — once.
Collins is 89 and lives by himself in the Montgomery Place retirement community in Hyde Park. Scientists who worked on the Manhattan...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 1:05 PM
An off-duty Chicago police officer died late Sunday night after collapsing in an apartment hallway, apparently of natural causes, authorities said.
The 54-year-old officer, identified by police as Detective Patrick Finucane, was discovered...