Thanks a lot, Nike. The Bulls have a slender strand of hope for redeeming this awful season, and it threatened to rip like a badly made shoe. Watching No. 1 NBA draft pick Zion Williamson of Duke go down
Aurora mass shooting points to gaps in Illinois gun laws, say authors of new study prompted by Mercy Hospital rampage
The ink on a new report on Illinois gun laws was barely dry when news broke of a mass shooting in Aurora by a convicted felon who should not have been carrying a handgun. The report, prompted by Chicago’s
Where does Manny Machado’s decision to sign with the Padres leave the White Sox roster and lineup? With spring training games beginning Saturday, here’s a breakdown of the team and our projection of the
After Twentieth Century Fox's "Bohemian Rhapsody" became the highest-grossing musical biopic of all time, Viacom's Paramount Pictures is looking to find success with another legendary artist: Elton John.
John Cameron Mitchell on the shamanic powers of 'Hedwig,' contemporary queerness and his favorite nun
I remember the miracle of watching “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” for the first time. I was sitting on a couch in St. Louis with the person I thought I loved most in the world. He’d just come out. I was to.
Duke basketball star Zion Williamson has an insurance policy that will pay him $8 million if an injury causes him to drop past the No. 16 pick in the NBA draft, according to the Action Network’s Darren
A Coast Guard officer who espoused white supremacist views, dreamed of mass murder and stockpiled weapons in his basement apartment drew up what appeared to be a computer-spreadsheet hit list of Democratic
With tickets on sale Friday, Cubs roll out a redesigned app to help fans make the transition to the digital-only format
Single-game tickets for 2019 Cubs games go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, and fans unaccustomed to the new digital-only format can familiarize themselves quickly. A redesigned version of the MLB Ballpark is
When Chicago Bears linebacker Sam Acho injured his pectoral muscle in week four of last year’s NFL season, he felt sacked for a loss emotionally. “I was definitely disappointed,” he told me. The Bears
When it comes to the much-commented-on Jussie Smollett case, I have one thing to say: Kudos to the Chicago Police Department. Kudos to police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, who stood before a preposterous
How accurate are the hardiness zones that I see listed for plants that I would like to try in my garden? I would like to try some plants that are listed as zone 6. — Samantha Wells, Highwood Choosing that
A North Dakota charity event turned into worldwide inspiration when a 4-year-old boy performed his favorite trampoline act in his wheelchair. Wyatt Burggraff was born with spina bifida, a birth defect
I recently had drinks with Max Lents, of the Baltimore Spirits Co., at Scofflaw, the Logan Square gin bar, to taste through his innovative lineup of spirits that just launched in Chicago. First, Max ordered
Peter Tork, a blues and folk musician who became a teeny-bopper sensation as a member of the Monkees, the wisecracking, made-for-TV pop group that imitated and briefly outsold the Beatles, died Feb. 21.
Trial of man accused of kidnapping, killing Yingying Zhang, a U of I scholar from China, could begin in July
Attorneys for a man accused of kidnapping and killing a University of Illinois scholar from China say they could be ready for a trial to begin July 1. A judge already denied a request from Brendt Christensen's
Getting hip to breakdancing's appeal with young audiences, organizers of the 2024 Paris Olympics want the dance sport that spread from New York in the 1970s to become a medal event at the games. The final
Art on theMart, the fledgling video projection project on the south facade of the Merchandise Mart, is celebrating Chicago theater with the second round of video art it will display, the organization Thursday.
Vandals tried to torch a statue of General Lee. It honors a WWII veteran, not the Confederate leader.
Just outside downtown Dunn, North Carolina, a historic antebellum-style house honors Maj. Gen. William C. Lee, a hometown hero often described as the father of the U.S. Army's airborne infantry. The World
Thursday could be a short work day for the White Sox. First of all, it’s photo day. Players are posing for pictures, recording promotional spots and hamming it up for in-house videos. Second, the weather
Longtime Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed a man standing along an interstate late Wednesday night as he tried to avoid hitting the man's disabled vehicle, police say. Syracuse police
We have a liver selection meeting every Wednesday to consider which patients will get transplants. Each patient is listed by name, age, weight, diagnosis and MELD score - a number, based entirely on lab
The Chicago municipal election to replace outgoing Mayor Rahm Emanuel and elect a city clerk, city treasurer and aldermen is Feb. 26, and you might have some questions before heading to the polls. Here’s
USA Today reporters scoured hundreds of yearbooks for racist photos. They found one published by their own editor.
Earlier this month, dozens of reporters affiliated with USA Today started reading through hundreds of old yearbooks. A national reckoning had begun over blackface and other racist photos after an offensive
How Chicago's Robbie Fulks built a feisty partnership with Linda Gail Lewis, sister of rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis
Robbie Fulks figured he would push the boundaries a bit in the first song he wrote for Linda Gail Lewis, the firebrand sister of rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis, but he really didn’t know how she’d
Pope Francis opened a landmark sex abuse prevention summit Thursday by offering senior Catholic leaders 21 proposals to punish predators and keep children safe, warning that the faithful are demanding
6 things to know about Amanda Sobhy, the top U.S. squash contender at Worlds Championships at Union Station
Amanda Sobhy may not be the most recognizable name to most Chicagoans, but the city represents a lot for America’s highest ranked squash player. When the world’s No. 10 player takes on England’s Julianne
Activists in Poland toppled a statue of a prominent Solidarity-era priest early Thursday amid allegations that he sexually abused minors, a protest against what they called a failure by the Catholic Church
It’s no coincidence that Cubs left-hander Cole Hamels has been a model of durability over his 13-year major league career. Hamels, 35, has been able to make 30 or more starts in 10 of the last 11 seasons,
No one was injured in an early morning industrial fire in the West Town neighborhood, but service was disrupted on the CTA’s Green and Pink Lines. The fire started about 4:30 a.m. Thursday in a metal business