| Nov 25, 2013
| 1:53 PM
WASHINGTON — The Illinois congressional delegation today wrote the president asking him for a disaster declaration for 15 counties hit by severe storms and tornados on Nov. 17.
The counties, they said, "were pummeled by the fourth largest November...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Here's a complete list of this weekend's NCAA Division I football games and TV information courtesy of the National Football Foundation. American Athletic Date Time Game Network (Talent) Sat., Oct. 26 12 p.m. Houston at Rutgers ESPNews (Dave Lamont, Ray...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 8:10 PM
On the last day of their lives, Florida murderers Clarence Hill and Angel Nieves Diaz asked for taco fixings.
Tampa rapist Oba Chandler ate two salami sandwiches on white bread and half a peanut-butter-and-grape-jelly sandwich.
Panhandle killer Arthur...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 7:37 AM
Here's the thing about the most popular celebrity hangouts in Chicago: They're always changing.
What was popular four years ago gets replaced by what opened four months ago. And what was once a restaurateur's or nightclub impresario's baby is now an...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 7:01 AM
Louise Sims Hounchell, 93, of Smithfield, formerly of Hustonville, passed away Saturday, Aug. 10.
Born June 26, 1920, Louise was a daughter of the late Oliver and Naomi Delk Sims. She was active in retail for many years, but her priority in life was...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 8:39 AM
Leon Glass, 86, of Eubank, passed away Wednesday, July 24, at his residence.
Born June 28, 1927, in Eubank, Leon was a son of the late William "Will" and Myrtle Roark Glass. He was a retired security guard for Oakwood and a car man for Illinois Central...
| May 15, 2013
| 4:00 PM
Kentucky Derby winner Orb drew the No. 1 post and was named the 1-1 morning line favorite for Saturday's Preakness at Pimlico Race Course.
Orb trainer Shug McGaughey said he didn't think the rail position would affect his horse.
"Not going to say I...
| May 7, 2013
| 9:24 AM
Itsmyluckyday will get another shot at Orb.
The Eddie Plesa Jr.-trained colt will train toward a Preakness run, his connections told Pimlico officials Tuesday. They'd been mulling over whether or not to go to the gate for the 138th running of the second...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 11:15 AM
Long before anybody (besides their parents) was paying attention to Chicago's Emanuel brothers, the city could boast of lots of other siblings who made good — or, at least, made headlines.
Chicago can claim brothers of wide-ranging accomplishments...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 4:28 PM
Hellertown native Glenn Hetrick returns as a judge for the fourth season of "Face Off" Syfy’s most popular unscripted series. The fourth season which kicked off Jan. 15 airs at 9 p.m. Tuesdays on SyFy. The series debuted in January......
| Dec 17, 2012
| 4:13 PM
The U.S. Senate today voted to confirm Chicago lawyer and former federal prosecutor Thomas M. Durkin to a vacant judgeship on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Currently a business litigator, Durkin, 58, becomes the sixth...