| Jul 15, 2014
| 9:02 AM
Northwestern Memorial Hospital ranked No. 10 in an annual list of the best hospitals in the nation, as compiled by U.S. News and World Report.
The rankings cover nearly 5,000 medical centers nationwide. Scoring takes death rates and patient safety in...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 4:16 PM
Walter Avery Meares Jr., a former Burbank Leader columnist who wrote about city issues during the late 1980s and early 1990s, passed away peacefully in his Burbank home on July 9. He was 87.
He wrote a column for more than five years covering everything...
| Jun 6, 2014
In their alternately affectionate and raucous joint memoir, "Good Talk Dad: The Birds and the Bees ... and Other Conversations We Forgot to Have," network news personalities Bill and Willie Geist riff and reminisce about their lives thus far as one of...
| Jun 29, 2014
Neal Sabin knows a hit television series when he sees it.
Not the one-hit wonders, or this season's sensation, but the shows that endure for viewing after viewing, year after year.
Now in his 20th year at Chicago-based Weigel Broadcasting, a small,...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 9:56 AM
What happens when an ace Chicago blues guitarist meets up with a scorching Chicago soul singer?
Fire meets fire.
You can hear it on the key tracks of Dave Specter's deeply satisfying, jazz-tinged new album, "Message in Blue" (on Chicago's Delmark...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 4:13 PM
There’s no good place to get a speeding ticket, but where an Illinois driver lives factors into how much more vehicle insurance will cost for up to five years after a conviction, according to a new study released Monday.
A first violation...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Evanston senior Parker English has been named the Gatorade Athlete of the Year among Illinois girls track and field participants.
English won the 200- and 400-meter races May 24 at the IHSA Class 3A state meet. She also finished third in the 100. She...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 3:42 AM
Alante Vallejo’s jeans and red shirt lay strewn across a sidewalk where Chicago meets Evanston on Friday afternoon as two of his friends watched homicide investigators begin trying to figure out who killed him.
The tragic scene on the Rogers...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 2:26 PM
An Evanston man was sentenced today to 10 years in prison in the 2011 beating death of another man who claimed to want to kiss him during a party they both attended, authorities said.
Ricardo E. Munoz, 38, of the 1200 block of Dodge Avenue, pleaded...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 11:34 PM
Authorities found a body in Lake Michigan off the Evanston shoreline on Saturday, according to police in the northern suburb.
Police were called to the 2300 block of Campus Drive about 6:10 p.m. Saturday after the body was spotted, according to a...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 1:11 PM
Three people were killed and at least 19 wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday afternoon and early Saturday morning, including two officers wounded in a Far South Side shootout.
The shootout was one of two officer-involved shootings...