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Chicago Tribune reporterHalf a century ago, the unthinkable became all too thinkable as the Soviet Union and the United States engaged in a game of chicken, played with nuclear bombs. On Oct. 22, 1962, President John F. Kennedy went on television to announce that the Soviet...
As Nicole "Nickii" Ledcke puts it, she had "legit reasons" to drop out in the elementary grades. Her gangbanger father had been murdered when Ledcke was a toddler, and her unemployed mother was perpetually moving the family of seven children one step...
Ina Chadwick, whose MouseMuse Productions presents storytelling shows throughout Fairfield County, and who, as a storyteller herself, just took part in the inaugural episode of the new “Get to the Point!” storytelling series at New Haven&...
RedEyeIf you only find yourself in Bridgeport for a Sox game, beers at Maria's Community Bar or the occasional meatball sub at Ricobene's, it's time to return. Three new restaurants have opened in the past month alone, which boosts dining options in this mostly...
Tags: Bacon, Mashed Potatoes, Coffee, Starbucks Corp., Restaurants
Preston Morefield was about 26 years old and a new lineman for ComEd when his supervisor suggested he climb a 65-foot high telephone pole covered with ice. Morefield wore spikes on his shoes and a body harness with straps for lifting himself, but there...
If nothing else, "The Mob Doctor" will not run afoul of any truth-in-advertising laws. The new Fox drama chronicles the hectic life of — wait for it — a doctor who is also working for the mob. And we do not mean "flash mob" because, really,...
Tribune reporterReputed mobster Joseph Scalise and an associate were each sentenced today to 9 years in prison for plotting to rob an armored car and to break into the family home of a deceased Chicago Outfit boss. Years ago Scalise pulled off one of the more...
Tags: Judges, Trials, Prisons, Crime, Law and Justice, Marlborough
Katye Ruth Sheffield Bell, 88, of 941 Noland Drive in Hagerstown, Md., died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown. Born Dec. 1, 1923, in Penelope, Texas, she was the daughter of the late Lee Dolph and Vera Adell Campbell...
Tribune reporterThe CTA took an “incremental step’’ today toward restoring bus service that was eliminated 15 years ago along 31st Street on the Southwest Side due to dwindling ridership. But members of multiple Chicago communities where the population...
President Barack Obama arrived in Chicago this afternoon and is spending the night at home before a schedule of fundraising events set for Sunday. Air Force One landed at O'Hare a little after 2:15 p.m. and by about 2:35 p.m. the president was being...
Powerful thunderstorms raked the Chicago area this morning, downing trees and power lines and knocking out power to about 300,000 Commonwealth Edison customers at the peak of outages. Delays were reported on Pink and Green line trains this morning...
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