Retired Chicago Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood and his wife, Sarah, have paid $4.2 million to buy a newly built six-bedroom, 11,000-square-foot mansion in Winnetka from a homebuilder. Wood, 38, retired from the Cubs in 2012 but has chosen to remain with his family in the Chicago area.
It appears that Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon will opt for a lineup comprised of several left-handed hitters to combat Pittsburgh Pirates ace Gerrit Cole in Wednesday night's National League wild-card game.
The Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday proposed a record $1.9 million fine against an aerial photography company for flying drones in crowded New York and Chicago airspace without permission. SkyPan International Inc.
DeKalb native Cindy Crawford said her Midwestern roots helped keep her grounded through her three-decade modeling career but she is glad she left Chicago years ago. Crawford, 49, recently released her memoir "Becoming." She grew up in DeKalb, briefly studied at Northwestern University and modeled...
The European Union's highest court struck a big blow Tuesday against Facebook and other companies by ruling that a long-running pact allowing the free transfer of data to the U.S.
The federal government on Monday announced the details of a record $20-billion civil settlement with the British oil company BP over the 2010 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico.
Crew members trained regularly in calm waters to handle the lifeboats would instead likely have struggled against buffeting by huge 50-foot waves, a vessel taking on water and listing to one side and winds the Coast Guard estimated reached 140 mph.
Lawyers for former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez will ask a judge to dismiss murder charges against Hernandez in a 2012 double slaying. A hearing is scheduled Tuesday in Suffolk Superior Court on a motion from Hernandez's lawyers to drop the charges.
NATO's secretary-general on Tuesday rejected Moscow's claim that its military incursion into alliance airspace over Turkey wasn't intentional or important, saying there were two separate incidents and "the violation lasted for a long time." Jens Stoltenberg, the NATO chief, said at a news conference...
When the Blackhawks are done with a game at the United Center, they hang up the skates, shower and get changed. You would think their time in a combative and frenetic confined space would be over.
There should be enough pumpkins for Halloween this year, but that might not be the case for the canned pumpkin used in pies come Thanksgiving, according to crop experts in Illinois, the country's top pumpkin-producing state.
A New York medical examiner says an American Airlines pilot who became ill while flying from Phoenix to Boston died from natural causes. The Onondaga County medical examiner's office on Monday night announced the determination in the death of 57-year-old Capt.
Lottery officials are set to introduce the winner of last week's $310.5 million Powerball game. The Michigan Lottery says a Tuesday news conference is planned to identify the winner. The Three Rivers West Shell station in the southwestern Michigan community of Three Rivers sold the only winning...
'Caller said two guys are following him with guns'
A new survey of wildlife populations in the radiation-contaminated Chernobyl exclusion zone has found that many mammal species -- including elk, roe deer, red deer, wild boar, lynx and wolves -- seem to be thriving.
Fourteen Chicago cultural organizations will receive grants of $20,000 to $50,000 each from the Chicago-based John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation for collaborations around the world. The MacArthur’s International Connections Fund, established in 2008, has presented more than 100 of these...
The Obama administration deported the fewest number of immigrants in the past 12 months since 2006, according to new government figures obtained by The Associated Press. The figures also show that deportations of criminal immigrants have dropped to the lowest numbers since President Barack Obama...
A man died and two other people were injured when a fire broke out in a house in northwest suburban Arlington Heights early Tuesday morning, according to authorities.The blaze started around 1:55 a.m.
The body of a 78-year-old man was found in Lake Michigan near Montrose Harbor Monday evening, police said. The Chicago Police Department’s Marine Unit officers responded to a call of a person in the water and discovered the man’s body near Montrose Harbor around 5:20 p.m., said Chicago Police Department...
Nobody could accuse the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee of honoring the same old players. At the 2015 award ceremony Monday night, two dominant shows both were produced in their first year of Jeff eligibility: “Les Miserables” at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora and “All Our Tragic,” the epic...
ShopHouse, the Southeast Asian fast-casual concept from Chipotle, now has semi-firm dates for its forthcoming entry into the Chicago market. Its first location will be in Schaumburg this November at 1022 N.
The cheers were audible through the walls of the Bears’ locker room Sunday afternoon. After being outmatched in their first three games by opponents who made the playoffs last season, the Bears finally had a victory for their efforts in new coach John Fox’s program -- and they celebrated accordingly....
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday supported police Superintendent Garry McCarthy in the face of demands by some black aldermen to fire him, saying Chicagoans should focus on the scourge of guns and gangs rather than on the city's top cop.
The play went Jonathan Toews from Gary Bettman. That was the play for the third time in six years. Hat trick. After all the goals were scored, blood was spilled and beards were grown, Toews was called by the commissioner to the table on which the Stanley Cup sat and became the first Blackhawk to...
The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan says the recent airstrike on a hospital in the northern city of Kunduz was a mistake. Gen. John Campbell tells the Senate Armed Services Committee that it was a U.S.
Takaaki Kajita of Japan and Arthur McDonald of Canada won the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for the discovery of neutrino oscillations. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said the two researchers had made key contributions to experiments showing that neutrinos change identities.
South Carolina was expecting sunshine Tuesday after days of inundation, but it will still take weeks for the state to return to normal after being pummeled by a historic rainstorm.
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Chris Reed doesn't recall much about slipping into a heroin overdose in 2009. What he does remember, vividly, is how he was saved from it by a medication called naloxone.
We live on a dynamic, sometimes violent planet. It's just that we also live on it for a relatively short period of geologic time, and so we miss most of the action.