| Oct 9, 2012
| 1:16 PM
Democratic Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle faced criticism today after floating the idea of taxing guns and bullets to help balance the budget.
Commissioner Timothy Schneider said he’s worried such a tax would do little other than hurt...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 5:42 PM
Someone shot six people who were standing outside J.J. Peppers Food Store Friday night in the Uptown neighborhood on the North Side, police said.
Four others were shot, one fatally, since then.
A man was killed in the West Pullman neighborhood on...
| May 8, 2013
After its creation was announced via nationwide broadcast, people lined up to buy the very first versions. It's lightweight, has been the subject of fierce patent battles and is so addictive you can't put it down, even when you know you should.
| Jun 16, 2013
| 10:05 PM
An Evanston man was ordered held in lieu of $100,000 bail Sunday after he allegedly sold a stolen car, stole it back from the buyer and then tried to sell it again to undercover police officers, all in the space of a few days.
Eddie Simmons, 22, also...
| Oct 14, 2012
At a time when automobiles were rare but orphans were plentiful, a tradition began in Chicago to bring them together. The idea was simple: Why shouldn't a needy kid get to enjoy an automobile ride and fun picnic in the park?
In 1904, five children from a...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Monday was an exciting day for off-duty Evergreen Park police officer Chris LeCompte. He got to take his newborn baby boy home, but first he had to thwart a robbery in a cafeteria at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
"It was an exciting day, but it didn't...
| Jun 23, 2013
It’s finally camping season. But before you pack up your car and head to the campgrounds, there are a few things you need to know to make sure this trip goes off without a hitch.
The first rule of camping is to leave all your technology behind,...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 4:26 PM
Lehigh University’s wrestling team, which finished No. 8 in the country last year, will take on two-time defending NCAA champion Penn State 7 p.m. Friday Nov. 16 as the early season highlight of the schedule, which was announced on Tuesday.......
| Oct 11, 2012
| 4:32 PM
We think it’s safe to say that Chicago is officially back on the film and television map. The city’s always been an attractive place to shoot — rich in history and architecture, and possessing an abundance of patina. But until the tax...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 2:21 PM
A Dolton man was fatally stabbed on the far North Side this morning and a man who was shot last month died from his injuries, officials said.
Anthony Price, 35, of the 200 block of East 140th Street in Dolton was pronounced dead at 3:10 p.m. at St....
| Aug 3, 2013
| 12:12 PM
An 18-year-old woman charged with fatally stabbing a Dolton man on Thursday in what police called a domestic-related incident was ordered held in lieu of $2 million bail today.
Dezarai Gardner of the 2000 block of West Jarvis Avenue is charged with...