| Apr 29, 2011
| 9:33 PM
Johnny Depp poses for a photo with a fan outside of the Chicago Music Exchange Store on April 29, 2011. Johnny Depp shopped at the Chicago Music Exchange store in Lakeview Friday afternoon. The fedora-wearing Depp, who I hear was "supernice" during his...
| May 6, 2010
Blogging moms and nutritionists are criticizing a new formula for toddlers that comes in chocolate and vanilla flavors as an early start to obesity.
"Is it really a good idea to get our kids hooked on all things chocolate at the same time they're...
| Jan 7, 2010
Kenneth Griffin and his wife, Anne, will give $16 million to the new Children's Memorial Hospital to establish an emergency care center that will be named after the hedge fund managers.
The Kenneth and Anne Griffin Foundation's commitment, disclosed...
| Feb 7, 2010
We emerged out of the predawn darkness, an assortment of not-yet-caffeinated people toting ski clothes and Starbucks cups. Precisely at the scheduled time of 6:15 a.m., a coach bus pulled up, its cushy seats promising a fine nap. At 6:30 we were off,...
| 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...
| Jul 16, 2010
Having just agreed in early July to a five-year, $40 million contract with the Charlotte Bobcats, former Chicago Bulls forward Tyrus Thomas is moving to cut some remaining ties with the Chicago area, taking a huge loss on his two-bedroom condo in...
| Jul 30, 2010
Chicago Blackhawks right winger Marian Hossa has paid $2.35 million for a three-bedroom, 3,940-square-foot condo unit in a Streeterville high-rise.
Last summer, the NHL veteran Hossa, 31, joined the Blackhawks when he signed a 12-year $62.8 million...
| 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.