| Jun 21, 2013
My friends, you have before you the ancient scrolls that contain the Kassopedia, Vol. V, a compendium of the world's knowledge.
But first, remember what Sherlock Holmes once said.
The famous fictional detective noted that the human brain is like an...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 2:40 PM
Add DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin to the list of suburban politicians angling to lure the Chicago Cubs to his turf if there’s an unlikely collapse of the city-sanctioned framework plan to renovate Wrigley Field.
Citing what he...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 12:40 PM
Starting Sunday, people parking cars in Chicago’s metered spaces will have to mind the signs lest they pay when they don’t have to or get a ticket for not feeding the meters long enough.
Drivers won't need to feed meters at all on Sunday in...
| Mar 17, 2013
— He dropped out of north suburban Richmond-Burton Community High School, and a few years later Andy Turco found himself staining decks in the summer, plowing snow in the winter and going without work for a month or two in between.
| Jun 7, 2013
| 6:03 PM
A California man fell onto the third rail and was electrocuted early this morning at the Addison Red Line stop in Wrigleyville, authorities said.
The man, identified as Otis Carmichael, 44, of West Covina, California, was declared dead at 2:16 a.m. at...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 10:26 AM
A parolee who has been arrested more than 70 times was behind bars again after he stole a box of Starburst candy from a Wrigleyville CTA station, police said.
Amarri C. Bowens, 22, of the 100 block of North Campbell Avenue, racked up his 77th arrest...
| Jun 5, 2013
Karma is a bitch -- the baddest bitch, I'd say.
We've all fantasized about a universal day of reckoning for the people of Chicago who insist on interrupting our daily goings-on with their "Are you kidding me?" behaviors. One South Side alderman...
| May 30, 2013
| 4:50 PM
A Chicago man who planted a backpack he thought contained a bomb outside Wrigley Field three years ago on a busy Saturday night was sentenced to 23 years in prison in federal court this afternoon.
Sami Samir Hassoun was nabbed in an FBI sting in 2010...
| May 1, 2013
| 1:41 PM
I smell a niche at Theater Wit, the multispace venue just a few blocks from the bars and eateries of Wrigleyville: the date-night show. Not a bad idea, given the locale.
Itamar Moses' "Completeness," wherein a pair of brainy graduate students almost...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 4:23 PM
No, no you're not. You will never be ready for T-box. You may think you're ready, but you are wrong. Regardless of whether you are a T-box virgin or veteran, there is nothing you can do that will properly prepare you for 12 hours of crawling (perhaps...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 1:37 PM
A private funeral service for slain Bears fan William Christopher Pettry was held this afternoon while a fundraising effort has been launched by Bears player Kellen Davis to help Pettry’s widow and three children.
Davis, the Bears tight end, will...