| Jan 19, 2013
| 9:54 AM
Charges have been upgraded to murder for a man already in custody after police said he beat an 86-year-old man with a baseball bat so badly the man died in September.
Donald Henry, 56, was charged Thursday morning with murder, according to Chicago...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 3:07 PM
An 86-year-old man who died last fall of injuries from a beating had been attacked by his housemate with a baseball bat in a dispute over a can of food, prosecutors said today.
Ellison Jordan Jr. died Sept. 22, five months after he was attacked in his...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 6:45 PM
An Evanston man died after his car crashed into a tree in Skokie late this morning, possibly following a heart attack, officials said.
Irving Yaross, 89, of the 300 block of Darrow Avenue in Evanston, was declared dead at 11:50 a.m. at St. Francis...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 1:29 PM
Lillian J. Stevens, who had worked as a dental assistant and medical secretary, died Friday of respiratory failure at the Presbyterian Home of Maryland in Towson. She was 101.
The daughter of a haberdasher and a homemaker, the former Lillian Jett was...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 5:57 AM
At least nine people were shot across the city between Friday and Saturday mornings, including three incidents where two people were wounded by gunfire.
Two men in their 20s were shot about 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning in the Northwest Side neighborhood...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 11:54 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Offering women information on colon cancer screening via the web does not get them to take up screening any more effectively than printed materials, according to a new study.
"It's disappointing that the web didn't have more...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 1:08 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Mobile devices that let people track how much they eat and exercise may help them shed pounds over and above the benefits of a typical weight-loss program, a new study suggests.
Researchers found overweight and obese adults...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 10:59 AM
As each year winds down, Turn It Up focuses on the best of Chicago's independent music scene. Here are my 10 favorite local indie releases for 2012:
1. BBU, “Bell Hooks” (Mad Decent/Mishka): This hip-hop crew announced on Twitter that it was...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 4:17 AM
Police are asking for the public's help after a 19-year-old man was shot and killed in Evanston tonight. Police responded to several calls of shots fired about 6:15 p.m. and found the 19-year old man shot on the parkway in the 1800 block of Brown Avenue,...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 3:51 PM
Lawrence McKenney knew something was wrong.
He had been waiting for hours for his 68-year-old younger brother to return from his job at Northeastern Illinois University Thursday evening. “When I got a call from the hospital, my stomach dropped....
| Nov 16, 2012
| 10:03 AM
When Hollywood needs someone to write a horror movie sequel, it calls Evanston-raised screenwriter Patrick Melton and writing partner and Macomb, Ill., native Marcus Dunstan.
Melton and Dunstan, you might remember, won Bravo's "Project Greenlight"...