| Jun 12, 2013
An Alligator Records Press Release today announced that Grammy Award-winning singer and accordionist Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural, Jr., leader of Buckwheat Zydeco, has been declared cancer free by his doctors. Last January, Buckwheat announced he was being...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 11:00 AM
For kids, summer means three months off from reading, writing and arithmetic. But during that break, growing minds can lose educational skills acquired during the school year, according to the National Summer Learning Association.
| 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...
| 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,...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 6:05 PM
So Illinois says it owns the state, and Northwestern claims Chicago. Now the two athletic programs are fighting over … Evanston?
The Fighting Illini Caravan will make an intriguing stop May 8 — at the World of Beer bar in Evanston located...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 4:47 PM
A Chicago infant has died four days after her father smothered her in an attempt to stop her crying in her family's West Ridge neighborhood home, officials said.
Angelina Rodriguez, who turned five months early last week, was declared dead at Lurie...
| 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....