R. Scott Falk, a mergers and acquisitions specialist who helped clients with deals worth tens of billions of dollars in his 30-year career with Chicago law firm Kirkland & Ellis, was chairman of the Chicago
Malcolm Ewen’s first foray into a life in the theater was in his hometown of Winnetka, in a middle school production of “The Hither and Thither of Danny Dither.” He played the role of God. “Malcolm always
Michael Avenatti, the attorney who rocketed to fame through his representation of porn star Stormy Daniels in her battles with President Donald Trump, was charged Wednesday with ripping her off. Federal
Every day Dave Martinez meets the media before the Nationals game. He's always the same. He's in a genuinely good mood, like somebody invited him to a big-league ballgame, and being just a big kid, he
Months before the FBI raided Michael Cohen's office and hotel room, investigators were examining the flow of foreign money into his bank accounts and looking into whether the funds might be connected a
The White Sox on Wednesday recalled right-handed pitcher Thyago Vieira from Triple-A Charlotte. He replaces righty José Ruiz, who was optioned to Charlotte after Tuesday’s loss to the Astros. The White
Cirque du Soleil has brought 25 different shows to the Chicago area over the last 30 years. I’ve reviewed 24 of them, from “Alegria” to “Saltimbanco” to “Varekai,” from the old North Pier to the parking
New York lawmakers gave final passage to legislation Wednesday that would allow President Donald Trump's state tax returns to be released to congressional committees that have, so far, been barred from
Argo Community High School postponed its graduation ceremony scheduled for Tuesday night after two juveniles were arrested for making threats on social media, according to police and school officials.
From John James Audubon to Edouard Manet to contemporary queer art, from streetwear in the gallery to pizza artifacts in a museum devoted to the savory pie, a wide range of new exhibits is opening at museums
Police say a man threatening to shoot himself was wounded during a confrontation with SWAT officers on the south end of the University of Chicago campus Wednesday morning. No condition was available for
Chicago police released an image taken from video surveillance of a Chevrolet Cobalt the fatally struck a man and kept going May 16 near Chicago State University. Shortly after 1:30 a.m., a 41-year-old
Cubs have the most walk-off wins in baseball: A look at all 5, including Javier Baez's hit to beat the Phillies
Tuesday night at Wrigley Field, Javier Baez hit a pinch-hit, walk-off single to give the Cubs a 3-2 win over the Phillies. It was the Cubs’ fifth walk-off win this season, the most in the majors. The entered
In the long and often torturous history of White Sox baseball, 2016 will be remembered as a season that went completely off the rails, convincing White Sox Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf to sign off on a rebuilding
Easing some of the escalating tension between Congress and the White House, the House intelligence committee postponed efforts to enforce a subpoena against the Justice Department on Wednesday after officials
For the first time in 42 years, the Bills have a player wearing O.J. Simpson's former No. 32. Running back Senorise Perry wore the jersey number at Buffalo's spring practices this week. Simpson, whose
Responding to criticism after some fans buying tickets for the Women's World Cup were not given seats together, FIFA said it was working toward a solution with the local organizing committee in France.
There’s a game I play in my head sometimes when I’m standing in a long line at the supermarket: If I were to leave Chicago tomorrow, with the promise of returning now and then, what food would I miss most?
Investigation failed to determine if Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam was in 1984 yearbook photo of man in blackface next to in
The mystery of whether Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam was in the racist yearbook photo that nearly destroyed his career remains unsolved. A months-long investigation ordered up by Eastern Virginia Medical
“You underestimated my innocence, you underestimated my spine,” howled Le Butcherettes’ glamorously-tormented singer Teri Gender Bender. Her opening act needs to be recognized, for her fury established
President Donald Trump abruptly stalked out of a meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday with a flat declaration he would no longer work with Democrats unless they drop all investigations in the of
Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation Tuesday making Washington the first state to approve composting as an alternative to burying or cremating human remains. It allows licensed facilities to offer "natural
The 'Game of Thrones' finale didn't answer all of our questions: Here are 13 things still bothering us
We have finally come to the end: Winter has come and gone, the watch is over (sort of) and the Iron Throne is no more. But even though the ashes have settled on King's Landing, audiences are still not
Even as the chance of the temperature hitting the warmest so far this year went down Wednesday afternoon, forecasters warned the danger of severe thunderstorms hitting more of the Chicago area overnight
Mavis Staples is history. Jamila Woods is making history. How new music from two Chicago artists remind us that ‘progress
“Bullets flying, mothers crying … What good is freedom if we haven’t learned to be free,” Mavis Staples sings at the outset of her new album, “We Get By” (Anti). It’s a tough-as-nails gospel-blues, written
While quality cannot be measured by minutes, the new live-action version of Disney’s “Aladdin” runs 37 minutes longer than the animated 1992 film famous for Robin Williams’ inspired vocal riffs and the
Long-running research projects credited with pivotal discoveries about the harm that pesticides, air pollution and other hazards pose to children are in jeopardy or shutting down because the Environmental
Spring is here, and that means it’s time to muck out the ol’ Reader Fan Mail Dungeon, toss a few items into the Death Threat Incinerator and gather up and answer important missives from area thought leaders.