| Oct 2, 2013
| 5:34 PM
A second former CTA executive with decades of transit experience will soon be overseeing policy at Metra.
Cook County commissioners representing the north and west suburbs unanimously appointed retired CTA safety and security official John Plante on...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Illinois lawmakers woke up today to find their monthly paychecks were not deposited into their bank accounts, a punishment from Gov. Pat Quinn for failing to send him a measure to overhaul the state's troubled public employee pension system.
| 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...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 4:39 PM
The manner and cause of deaths of two brothers found shot Tuesday night in the Evanston tobacco shop they ran "are pending further investigation," the Cook County medical examiner's office said after autopsies were conducted Thursday.
Azim Hakeem, 38,...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 12:11 PM
Like the series finale of "Breaking Bad," last weekend's college football slate was fantastic. With its victory over LSU, Georgia firmly planted its flag in the national title hunt. Alabama rolled Ole Miss, Notre Dame disappointed, Ohio State balled...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 3:29 PM
An Evanston man was ordered held on $600,000 bail today and accused of sexually assaulting and severely beating a 14-year-old runaway he allegedly forced into prostitution.
Donzell Mintz, 21, was charged with involuntary sexual servitude of a minor,...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 6:48 AM
A 53-year-old man was shot by a Skokie police officer on Saturday after the man lunged at the officer with a knife, police said.
The incident began at about 9:40 a.m. on Saturday when Skokie police were notified by Evanston police that a person...
| Sep 4, 2013
Amateur cooking schools and classes by independent teachers are listed in alphabetical order by category; general classes are listed by geographic area.
Fees are listed where available. Inclusion does not imply endorsement by the Tribune. NEW means...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 12:03 PM
The history of Native Americans contains many sorrowful narratives of displacement and broken promises from the United States government. The American Indian Center of Chicago, located in Uptown, has its roots in that history. But at 60 years old, the...
| Sep 6, 2013
As the days grow shorter and the temperatures drop, the theater scene offers its own bountiful fall harvest. From heirlooms to hybrids, homegrown treats to intriguing imports, the list below highlights just a few of the toothsome possibilities on the...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 3:45 PM
A Cook County jury this afternoon found a south suburban Hazel Crest man guilty of first-degree murder in the 2011 killing of a hearing-impaired man in a robbery on the Evanston-Chicago border, officials said.
In a trial at the courthouse in Skokie, the...