Chicago

2 dead, 3 wounded in Monday shootings across Chicago

Two men were killed and at least three other people were wounded in shootings Monday across Chicago.<p>Officers responded to a call of shots fired at …

Crime

Parkinson's disease progression can be slowed with vigorous exercise, study shows

His friends noticed the tremor before he did. It started in his left hand, Geoffrey Rogers said, but before long the trembling affected his right too.<p>The cause, doctors found, was Parkinson’s disease.<p>At Rush University Medical Center, where Rogers, then 64, received a second opinion, the father of …

Parkinson's Disease

Police: Suspect shot, critically wounded during attempted robbery

A would-be robber was shot and critically wounded early Tuesday when the victim of the robbery fired shots in the Calumet Heights neighborhood on the …

Crime

Celtics defense crumbles as they're blown out by Bulls, 108-85

It was a blowout in the Windy City, but not exactly how anyone saw coming.<p>A day after exacting revenge against Detroit for what was Boston’s worst …

NBA

Cheer Coach Who Filed Sex Harassment Charge Set To Be Fired

Stagg cheer coach who filed sex harassment charge against athletic director set to be fired for texting student at board meeting on Tuesday.<p>PALOS …

Man charged with robbing NW Indiana restaurant

A man has been charged with the armed robbery of a restaurant Monday morning in northwest Indiana.<p>Jeffery John Smar, 47, is facing felony robbery …

Crime

With three weeks left in year, Chicago exceeds 630 homicides

With three weeks left in the year, Chicago has seen at least 636 homicides, trailing this time last year by 118 killings but still substantially above other recent years.<p>In 2015, the city had recorded 467 homicides by now, in 2014 at least 416, according to data kept by the Tribune.<p>This year is …

Mount Sinai Hospital

Nantucket-Style Deerfield Family Retreat For $1.3M

WOW House: Understated elegance pervades this spacious 2006 Thomas E. Fox design.<p>DEERFIELD, IL — This five-bedroom Nantucket-style home was built in …

Houses

Woman's Porsche Cayenne stolen at gunpoint in Roscoe Village

A 47-year-old woman was carjacked at gunpoint Monday night in the North Side Roscoe Village neighborhood.<p>She was sitting in her Porsche Cayenne just …

Crime

Rob Lowe brings one-man show to Chicago

Rob Lowe will bring the national tour of his one-man show to Chicago for a one-night-only performance in May, Broadway in Chicago announced Monday.<p>“Stories I Only Tell My Friends: Live,” inspired by the eponymous New York Times best-selling memoir, as well as Lowe’s subsequent New York Times …

The Theatre

Chicago police to make officers visible in transit hubs following NYC explosion

Chicago police will increase the visibility of patrol officers in transit hubs on Monday in response to a suspected act of terrorism in New York City, local officials announced on social media.<p>Anthony Guglielmi, a spokesman for the Chicago Police Department, wrote on Twitter "there are no credible …

Bill de Blasio

Net Neutrality Under Attack As IL Reps, Sens Get $4M From ISPs

OPINION: As internet service providers pay millions to Congress, the FCC is about to take away a basic right from the public—net neutrality.<p>ILLINOIS …

Net Neutrality

How an eleventh-hour border shift kept the suburbs in Illinois

The northern boundary originally set for Illinois was at the southern tip of Lake Michigan, which would have put Chicago in Wisconsin and established …

Contending Cubs and rebuilding White Sox have Hawk Harrelson seeing a wonderful next decade of Chicago baseball

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Anyone else jazzed for a potential Red Line World Series?<p>On the North Side of town, the Cubs’ championship window is wide …

Rick Renteria

Fire destroys garage in Elgin

A fire destroyed a garage Sunday night in northwest suburban Elgin.<p>At 7:34 p.m., crews responded to the 200 block of South McLean Boulevard for a …

Mayor Emanuel talks Trump in first visit to Colbert's 'Late Show'

<b>Mayor Rahm Emanuel</b> took his anti-Trump shtick on the road Monday when he stopped by “The Late Show with <b>Stephen Colbert</b>.”<p>In his first visit to the CBS show with Colbert as host, Emanuel stuck to his talking points about Chicago being a Trump-free zone and a welcoming city for immigrants.<p>“Our motto: …

Comedy

ICYMI: The Big Beard Theory Sparks Houston’s Offense

<i>All the need-to-know info from Monday’s slate.</i><p>The Big Beard Theory<p>Any game that involves the Houston Rockets has the potential to be an offensive …

Basketball

Iraqi-born artist Maher Minyanish makes Chicago his home

WINDY CITY LIVE<p>Monday, December 11, 2017 02:04PM<p>Amazingly talented portrait artist Maher Minyanish talked with Ryan. Born in Iraq, Minyanish is now …

Emanuel tries to dig out, look ahead to third term bid

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is in the back half of a second term filled with controversies and challenges that would have left many politically weakened if not finished for good, but he’s as cocksure as ever about his future.<p>Long a fan of the who’s-up-and-who’s-down handicapping of an election cycle, …

Rahm Emanuel

Police search for armed robbers targeting nail salons

Police are asking for the public’s help in finding two armed robbers who targeted nail salons in the Roscoe Village and Sauganash neighborhoods.<p>In …

Crime

Bank Robbed Inside Huntley Jewel

A man wearing a wig and sunglasses robbed the TCF Bank inside a Jewel-Osco in Huntley Sunday afternoon.<p>HUNTTLEY, IL - The FBI believes a serial bank …

Crime

Aldermen advance proposals aimed at smelly windows near airports

Aldermen on Monday advanced two ordinances aimed at giving homeowners living near Midway and O’Hare airports assurances that the city will pay to replace faulty noise-dampening windows that give off a foul odor.<p>Residents have been complaining for months that the windows and storm doors installed to …

Michael D. Johnson will become the university's 25th president on July 1. He's currently provost and a professor of marketing at Babson College in Massachusetts.

John Carroll University has named a new president: Michael D. Johnson.<p>According to a news release, the appointment of the university's 25th president …

Cleveland

Alison Krauss Shares Video for Soulful Cover of Willie Nelson's 'I Never Cared For You': Premiere

The most awarded female artist in Grammy history just keeps on truckin'. Following the news of her two 2018 nominations, Alison Krauss shares the …

Music

Winter Reading Challenge Begins At Lockport Library

The challenge is open for babies, toddlers, children, tweens and teens.<p>LOCKPORT, IL — Young readers can participate in Lockport Library's Winter …

Ash falls like snow as celebrities flee California community

LOS ANGELES — Ash fell like snow and heavy smoke had residents gasping for air Monday as a huge Southern California wildfire exploded in size again, …

Drew Barrymore

Charges dismissed in 2001 Chicago murder after prosecutors admit error at trial

Cook County prosecutors on Monday dismissed charges against a convicted murderer who has been in custody for 16 years, citing errors at his trial.<p>John Velez’s mother, Concepcion, began weeping in Judge Kenneth Wadas‘s courtroom as he threw out her son’s conviction at the request of prosecutors.<p>The …

Crime

Dawn Patrol: FBI searching for Huntley bank robber

FBI searching for Huntley bank robber<p>The FBI is searching for a man who robbed a TCF Bank inside a Huntley grocery store yesterday. The robbery …

Corey Crawford

Listen: Fans React To Bears' Win Against Bengals On Spiegel & Parkins Voicemail

<b>Bears receiver Kendall Wright.</b><i>(Andy Lyons/Getty Images)</i><p><b>(670 The Score)</b> It was a different vibe on the Spiegel and Parkins voicemail line, as the …

Voice Mail

Forrest Claypool abruptly resigns as Chicago Public Schools CEO, and other news

click to enlarge<p>Welcome to the <i>Reader</i>'s weekday news briefing for Monday, December 11, 2017.<p><b>Forrest Claypool abruptly resigns as Chicago Public</b> …

Dick Durbin