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Tribune reporterA wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk. • At least three people were killed and 17 wounded in shootings across Chicago overnight as the city saw its warmest weather in seven months. In one of the fatal shootings, three men were...
Tags: Shootings, South Chicago
It must have been tempting for poet Kevin Coval to read from his own work during “Chicago Classics,” which took place one Friday night in late March in packed-with-people Preston Bradley Hall at the Chicago Cultural Center. That is because...
Tags: Entertainment, Music, Authors, Poetry, Colleges and Universities
Special to Tribune NewspapersMacy's Passport presents Glamorama took flight "Like a G6" with performances by Far East Movement and Grammy Award-winner Cee Lo Green at the Chicago Theatre. The sold-out event lived up to its reputation with guests viewing fall fashion by Jean Paul...
Three brothers — Ezekiel, Rahm and Ari Emanuel — each went on to great career accomplishment: Zeke as a bioethicist; Ari as a powerful Hollywood talent agent; and Rahm, of course, as White House chief of staff for President Obama before...
Tags: Bill Clinton, Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Mayor, Palestine, Elections
Tribune reporterA 15-year-old boy shot in the head and a 44-year-old restaurant employee who was shot in the neck while working are among five people injured this afternoon in three separate West Side shootings. At 4:07 p.m. a shooting erupted outside of the Original...
Special to the TribuneChicago developer Bob Angevin combined retail with rental property when he took over The Landmark building in Andersonville. He did the same at The Abbey condominiums in Hyde Park. So he was ready to venture into the Near West Side when the opportunity...
"Gypsies, pickpockets and even a man walking around with a chicken on his head. This was an edgy neighborhood back then. It was not for everybody," said Bill Lavicka, rehabber and preservationist. He was reminiscing about the old days on Maxwell Street,...
Chicago Tribune reporterTommy O'Connor was a bad man, a coldblooded killer who prowled Chicago as Prohibition descended. He was convicted of murdering one person — a police officer — and likely shot dead at least two more, including his best friend. That's why they...
Tags: Trials, Punishment, Shootings, Judges, Rogers Park
Chicago Tribune reporterChicago and boxing are a match made in heaven, both taking perverse pride in rumors that the fix is in, that the mob has a piece of the action. Where else would a fighter's wife testify in divorce court that her husband "lay down," purposely losing a...
Tags: Judges, Boxing, Jack Dempsey, Organized Crime, Justice System
I would not presume to know, at any point during her 83 years on this planet, what Vivian Maier was thinking. But since she died in 2009, I suppose it's OK to make a leap and say that she would be made very uneasy and perhaps downright uncomfortable...
Here's the thing about brothers and "Hardcore Pawn: Chicago" co-stars Randy and Wayne Cohen: They fight a lot — and even came to blows this year — but they always make up. And once they're done patching things up, they tend to go right...
Danville Christmas parade set The downtown Danville Christmas Parade will be 7 p.m. Nov. 24 on Main Street. The mayor’s Christmas tree lighting will take place prior to the parade at 6 p.m. in Weisiger Park. The theme for this year’s parade...
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