| Apr 18, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Bleacher Report pieced together a roundup of Chicago-area properties purchased by Cubs players. Here are a couple of highlights: Ryan Dempster owns two mansions near Wrigley Field—one is listed for $1.9 million—and a nearby condominium....
| Jun 10, 2011
| 2:52 PM
This week the Chicago Tribune published several news stories and related columns about assaults by groups of youths in the Streeterville area of downtown Chicago. More coverage appears Sunday.
A number of readers have asked why we have not included...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 6:17 PM
Surveillance video shows the man walking briskly along East Illinois Street.
As he approaches a parking garage driveway east of Columbus Drive, he looks toward the street, presumably checking for cars, and continues on his way.
He likely never saw the...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 2:55 AM
A daring rescue operation on Lake Shore Drive saved the lives of a mother duck and her five ducklings Tuesday night.
All it took was the coordinated efforts of some Good Samaritans, police and firefighters and Chicago Streets and Sanitation.
| Sep 12, 2011
Crown Imports CEO Bill Hackett looks at a glass of beer not just as an industry executive but also as a guy who poured a lot of pints to make ends meet in college.
In an interview at his company's recently completed lobby and office bar in the Loop,...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 3:00 PM
The family of a man killed last month when a taxicab struck him as he walked on a Streeterville sidewalk filed a lawsuit today against the driver and the cab company.
The cab veered across several lanes of traffic on Illinois Street and struck Hector...
| Mar 28, 2011
| 1:20 AM
Message received: “Trust” director David Schwimmer doesn’t want to talk about “Friends.”
That became clear as I asked him by phone (after questions about his new movie, of course) what his character, Ross Gellar, is doing...
| Apr 10, 2011
| 2:50 PM
Thousands of flushed-faced runners — some glistening, others dripping with sweat — took to the downtown streets on the warmest day the Chicago area has seen this year.
The spring-like temperatures and beaming sun on Sunday drew out a...
| May 4, 2011
| 1:11 PM
Justyna Palka was always the big sister when she traveled from Germany to visit friends in Chicago.
She was the one who helped the other girls ride bicycles without training wheels. She brushed their hair before school, and taught them about make-up and...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 1:00 PM
The move of patients from Children's Memorial Hospital in Lincoln Park to the new Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital in Streeterville will mean road closures for much of Saturday, the city announced today.
Fullerton Avenue will be closed from...
| Apr 9, 2012
Ann Lurie isn't very good at being merely a name etched in granite.
Take the coming fundraising gala to celebrate the completion of the new Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, a 1.25 million-square-foot facility in Streeterville with...