Playing seemed so easy when we were kids. Cops chased robbers. A bike was our mode of transport. Summers were long. School days were shorter than workdays. And most of us had our meals prepared for us while we were told to "go outside and play." Adulthood has a habit of sucking the play out of...
Chicago-based author Katherine Ozment says her daughter describes herself as "part Jewish, part Christian and part gymnastics." At 10, she's growing up in a time when close to one quarter of Americans don't affiliate with a particular religion.
The Bulls unveiled first-round pick Denzel Valentine on Monday at an Advocate Center news conference. All the typical platitudes were uttered. But perhaps the biggest indicator of the new-look Bulls in the wake of last week's Derrick Rose trade came from one comment coach Fred Hoiberg made.
Jorge Soler started in left field when Jake Arrieta threw his no-hitter against the Cincinnati Reds on April 21. But Soler, who has been out for the past three weeks because of a hamstring strain, was relegated to performing baseball drills as the rest of his teammates prepare for Monday night's...
An employee at Dick's Sporting Goods in Arlington Heights is facing charges after he allegedly recorded teen in the dressing room, police said. Simeon A. Kuzev, 21, of the 100 block of Forest Place, Buffalo Grove, was arrested June 21 and charged with unauthorized video recording at 401 E.
Silver screens will return to Westfield Old Orchard in fall, 2017 with new theaters boasting distinct luxury features, the shopping center announced in a press release.Some delectable offerings from one of Chicago's most successful restaurant operators, Lettuce Entertain You, is also part of the...
It usually takes time for a restaurant to reach the four-star level, and usually it should. A four-star designation denotes not only superlative food and service, but the confidence (mine) that this excellence is sustainable.
The attack happened just a few miles from the finish line, Karen Williams wrote on Facebook.She had hit a "little rise" in the marathon course, where there was "some sort of seep or pond or mucky area," she wrote.
Talk to a NASA astronaut, learn how to ride a bike, attend the Harry Potter Party, skate by the lake and 11 other recommended kids friendly activities in Chicagoland await for you to check out for this week.
The Supreme Court is upholding the broad reach of a federal law that bans people convicted of domestic violence from owning guns. The justices on Monday rejected arguments that the law covers only intentional acts of abuse and not those committed in the heat of an argument.
In another effort to fix their bullpen, the Chicago Cubs have optioned Gerardo Concepcion to Triple-A Iowa. Joel Peralta is expected to join the Cubs in Cincinnati. The transactions are expected to be official once Peralta arrives at Great American Ballpark.
When police pulled up to the manicured Houston subdivision Friday evening, after a flood of 911 calls directing them there, they found two young women lying in the street, their bodies bleeding from bullet wounds.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday defended George Lucas' decision to pull his proposed museum out of Chicago, saying the "Star Wars" filmmaker was right to insist on a lakefront site near other museums and that the fight over the project would not have ended differently had Lucas done more to personally...
Former rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight sued Chris Brown and the owners of a popular nightclub on Monday after he was shot seven times at a 2014 party hosted by the R&B singer.
James Shields glided smoothly to his locker aboard one of the battery-powered scooters that have become all the rage in the White Sox clubhouse these days. The trip was a nice change of pace for the right-hander who has traveled a rocky road since joining the Sox in a trade with the Padres on June...
Rio de Janeiro's acting governor warned Monday that the Olympic Games could be a "big failure," because of budget shortfalls that threaten to compromise security and mobility during the games.
The Tribune's Mark Gonzales answers readers' questions about negotiations on Cubs President Theo Epstein's contract extension, Clayton Richard's woes and the lack of clutch hitting. What is the current status of the contract extension talks between Theo Epstein and the Cubs?
A collaboration between Rush University Medical Center and the Cook Cook health system will receive nearly $10 million to continue research in fighting deadly superbugs, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday.
A unanimous Supreme Court on Monday overturned the bribery conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell in a ruling that could make it harder for prosecutors to bring corruption cases against elected officials.
A video collective formed in Chicago said it has gathered 12,240 VHS tapes of the Tom Cruise movie "Jerry Maguire," but group members told New York magazine they are about 5,000 tapes shy of their goal of building a pyramid in the desert.
Chicago native and 76ers star Jahlil Okafor says he wants to change the conversation about Chicago and its image as a violent city in a video interview. In the sit-down with Complex magazine, the Whitney Young High School alum talks about growing up in Chicago and seeing "a lot" but also praises...
Robin Ventura readily admits he may be biased when it comes to Chris Sale, but there is no doubt in the White Sox manager's mind that the left-hander is the best pitcher in the American League."He's the best," Ventura said.
Earlier this month, NASA scientists provided a visualization of a startling climate change trend - the Earth is getting greener, as viewed from space, especially in its rapidly warming northern regions.
A man has been charged with sexually abusing a woman at an "adult" shop that sells lingerie and sex toys in Woodstock over the weekend. Police said they were called to Redlight Boutique on Sunday afternoon after a woman reported that a man in the shop physically restrained her and fondled her breasts...
A former physician at NorthShore Hospital has pleaded not guilty to felony charges he stole nearly $200,000 worth of equipment from two of the medical group's north suburban facilities. Vinay Rawlani, 34, of the 1200 block of South Prairie Avenue in Chicago, was charged in May with multiple counts...
A shooting erupted as a carnival let out in Munster, Ind., Sunday night, leaving a woman hospitalized with a graze wound to the head, police said. The woman, in her mid-20s, was walking toward the entrance of a Jewel grocery at 716 Ridge Road when she suffered a graze wound to the back of the head,...
He leaves a trail of bodies, dead or deflowered, in every movie he's appeared in — but might Britain's most famous secret agent have had a secret of his own?
Oak Park will be getting 130 Divvy bikes at 13 new stations to be installed throughout the village during the last week of June. According to a release from the village, Oak Park joins Evanston as the first Chicago suburbs to join in the bike share service.
The British citizens who voted to leave the European Union were not exactly drunk on anti- Brussels, anti-immigration fervor, but they were at least feeling a buzz from nationalistic sentiment.
The 2016 Cubs are a confident bunch, as we've seen over and over again since the opening mic drop of spring training. Jake Arrieta had no qualms pitching in the buff in a photo shoot for a national magazine.