| Jan 23, 2013
| 1:06 PM
Let's pretend for a moment that you're raising your kids the way people did in the olden days, before traveling taekwondo clubs and chess club championships and daylong birthday parties at paintball shooting ranges.
In other words, let's pretend you'...
| Dec 25, 2012
| 11:28 AM
A man was pulled from the Chicago River near Union Station downtown this morning, officials said.
The incident happened about 9:20 a.m. at the Adams Street bridge over the river at 222 S. Riverside Plaza, according to Chicago Fire Media. The man was...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 4:45 AM
A man died and another person was ejected from a car that crashed on the ramp from westbound U.S. Route 30 to Northbound Interstate 57 in South Suburban Matteson, Illinois State Police said.
Accident reconstruction officers are at the scene and the ramp...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 8:07 AM
As I sit here at my computer tonight I realize I'm doing what I saw Roger Ebert do so many times before — stopping everything to crank out a deadline appreciation for an artist who has just passed on.
Only this time the artist is Roger. And I...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 3:03 PM
Gart Westerhout, an internationally known radio astronomer who established the astronomy department at the University of Maryland, College Park and was scientific director at the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington, died Sunday of congestive heart...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 11:56 AM
The electronic dance music, or EDM, revolution has officially reached the Peninsula. Staff at Hampton Coliseum announced Wednesday that Pretty Lights and Bassnectar, two of the genre's big names, will perform there Dec. 28 & 29.
Tickets go on sale 10 a....
| Oct 22, 2012
| 2:59 PM
If you're a regular viewer of the WGN News at Five, you know I have plenty of geek in me.
So imagine how I felt when I visited ACME Design, Inc. The Elgin company builds all kinds of props, protypes, and replicas of....well.....ANYTHING. You name it,...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 12:46 PM
Charles Pomeroy Ives III, a state of Maryland telecommunications worker who immersed himself in history causes from North Point to Carroll County, died in his sleep of a circulatory illness Oct. 20 at his Stoneleigh home. He was 63.
Born in Elizabeth, N....
| Mar 10, 2013
| 4:23 PM
A union that represents 775 staff members at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign plans to start a three-day strike on Monday.
Members of the Service Employees International Union Local 73, whose duties include food service and custodial work,...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 12:25 PM
Landmarks Illinois celebrated its seventh and largest fundraiser at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago on March 7, with more than 500 patrons in attendance. Leslie Hindman, John W. McCarter Jr. and Target Corp. were named "Legendary Landmarks."
| Feb 25, 2013
| 8:18 AM
To say The Last Bison have a lot of irons in the fire is a flaming understatement. The band's major-label debut album, "Inheritance," is set for a March 5 release. A new video is in progress. On Tuesday, the band heads back out on the road.