| Jan 9, 2013
| 10:41 AM
A man threatened to blow up a CTA bus and told police he was "jihad against the white devil" this week, causing evening rush hour passengers to flee in fear for their lives, authorities said.
A judge set bail at $90,000 Tuesday for Caleb Russell, 23,...
| Jan 2, 2013
For Ellie and Jeremy Forman, getting married involved much more than walking down the aisle in fancy garb and saying their "I do's" in front of family and friends this past July.
Jeremy, 34, an entrepreneur, and Ellie, 29, a community relations...
| Jan 6, 2013
| 12:53 PM
Where did the famous and semi-famous spend New Year's Eve in the Chicago area?
NASCAR driver Danica Patrick dined New Year's Eve at the newly opened Baume & Brix in the River North neighborhood before heading nearby to The Grid. "Cooler Than Me"...
| Dec 23, 2012
Among the joys of the holiday season in these parts are performances by the Chicago Children's Choir.
Founded in 1956 with the goal of bringing together children of different races and cultures, the choir has become a local institution. It works with...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 3:46 PM
It is no coincidence that the lead character—the insecure, ambitious, lonely, befuddled, athletic, smart and searching John Lincoln—of Richard Babcock’s fine new novel “Are You Happy Now?” is an editor with a small Chicago...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 12:34 PM
CTA riders had mixed reactions about their commute Monday, the first workday since the agency's service cuts and additions took effect.
Steffany Amacher of Lakeview typically takes the No. 80-Irving Park bus, the Brown Line and the Red Line to the...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 1:33 PM
By 2009, when the shine of VH1's popular reality series "Hogan Knows Best" had worn off, it appeared as if star Nick Hogan, son of World Wrestling Federation icon Hulk Hogan, would follow in his bandanna-wearing father's footsteps and pursue a career in...
| Jan 23, 2013
A prized piece of River North real estate on the same corner that was supposed to accommodate a state-of-the-art synagogue and community center has been purchased by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to build its first meetinghouse in...
| Apr 18, 2013
Retired White Sox slugger Frank Thomas has listed two houses, one in Libertyville and the other outside Las Vegas, asking for a combined $4.45 million.
Thomas, 44, known as "The Big Hurt," played his final game in 2008 and retired in 2010. He now...
| Apr 21, 2013
| 12:05 PM
Children's/young-adult author Judy Blume and graphic novelist/cartoonist Art Spiegelman will be honored as part of this year's Printers Row Lit Fest, which runs June 8 and 9 in the South Loop.
Blume, the author of such beloved works as "Are You There...
| Apr 21, 2013
Lady Gaga is back on her feet, a pilates studio owner says.
The "Poker Face" singer — who has been photographed getting around in a wheelchair since canceling her world tour in February to undergo hip surgery — worked out April 11 at...