| 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,...
| May 16, 2013
| 5:12 PM
A man working at a construction site on the Northwestern University campus in Evanston who died after he was struck by a beam that fell from six stories up this morning has been identified.
The beam was knocked loose by a construction crane and struck...
| 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.
| 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"...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 8:46 PM
A 49-year-old man was shot dead and another man was critically wounded today in separate shootings on the West Side.
The 49-year-old was pronounced dead after being shot this afternoon in the Lawndale neighborhood, officials said.
Bruce Bennett, of...
| Nov 17, 2012
| 5:49 AM
A vehicle struck two pedestrians in the Ravenswood neighborhood Friday night, killing one and leaving the other in critical condition, police said.
In a separate collision in the Archer Heights neighborhood, a 61-year-man died after being struck by a...
| Nov 17, 2012
| 4:13 PM
A 24-year-old woman died this morning after apparently jumping into the North Shore Channel near Main Street on the border between Evanston and Skokie, according to the Evanston Fire Department.
Emergency crews from both Evanston and Skokie were...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 5:26 PM
An 84-year-old man died today after being struck by a vehicle while walking across a north suburban Skokie street this afternoon near his home, authorities said.
The victim, identified by the Cook County medical examiner’s office as Leon Goldberg,...