• Chicago TribuneExplore Chicago's hidden night sky at the Adler Planetarium

    Bright Chicago lights prevent you from seeing the stars at night, but Adler Planetarium wants to help you explore what lies within the night sky.When you first arrive, you’re given a map that places you on the fourth floor, but that’s misleading. There are only two floors of exhibit, both of which have theaters. The additional "floor" is halfway between Read more...

  • Chicago Sun-TimesSWAT responds to West Side home after man fatally shot: Police

    A SWAT team responded to a home in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side, where a person who Chicago Police believe shot a man minutes earlier was barricaded inside.About 2:25 p.m., the 19-year-old man was on foot in the 700 block of North Lawndale when an unknown person shot him in the face, police said.The man was Read more...

  • The San Diego Union-TribuneBallast Point expanding to Chicago with brewery, tasting room & restaurant

    Aiming to expand its national footprint, San Diego’s Ballast Point today announced plans to open a pilot brewery, restaurant and rooftop bar in Chicago by early 2018.“We’re thrilled to bring the San Diego spirit of Ballast Point to such a great beer-drinking city like Chicago,” Marty Birkel, Ballast Point’s president, said in a prepared statement. “The entire team is looking Read more...

  • Chicago TribuneBullet hits Chicago firetruck responding to crash

    A man who intervened in a traffic crash in the South Chicago neighborhood fired shots at a crowd of people early Thursday, hitting the windshield of a Chicago fire engine responding to the crash, authorities said. One of the three firefighters in the engine said he suffered a cut to his nose, apparently from flying glass.The two-car crash happened in the Read more...

  • Chicago Sun-TimesNo one injured after bullet strikes CFD firetruck in South Shore

    A Chicago Fire Department firetruck was struck by a bullet early Thursday when someone opened fire following an argument about a crash in the South Shore neighborhood.Fire crews responded at 2:23 a.m. to a two-car crash at the intersection of 79th Street and Yates Boulevard when an argument broke out between the parties involved, according to Chicago police.A male, who was called Read more...

  • Chicago Sun-TimesJessica McCaskill aims to take women’s boxing to new heights

    Jessica McCaskill has refused to take no for an answer.A regulatory reporting specialist for a Chicago investment banking firm by day and a world-ranked boxer by night, McCaskill has achieved professional success in the former and is on the cusp of potentially sensational things in the latter.But she has bigger goals on her boxing agenda than fighting on TV or Read more...

  • Chicago Sun-TimesWoman shot in Humboldt Park

    A woman was shot early Wednesday in a West Side Humboldt Park shooting.The 42-year-old was standing outside at 2:24 a.m. in the 1500 block of North Harding when and SUV came to a stop and a person got out and fired at her, according to Chicago Police. She was in good condition at Norwegian American hospital with a gunshot wound Read more...

  • Chicago Sun-TimesDOJ rules intensify crackdown on sanctuary cities like Chicago

    WASHINGTON — The Justice Department escalated its promised crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities Tuesday, saying it will no longer award coveted grant money to cities unless they give federal immigration authorities access to jails and provide advance notice when someone in the country illegally is about to be released.Under old rules, cities seeking grant money needed only to show they Read more...

  • Chicago Sun-TimesTrevor Noah brings ‘The Daily Show’ to Chicago in October

    Trevor Noah, who once joked on “The Daily Show” that he wouldn’t go to Chicago because “I don’t want to die,” will take his chances during four remote tapings of his series this fall at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport.Comedy Central announced Tuesday that the Oct. 16-19 episodes will originate from Chicago, the first time the long-running daily news Read more...

  • Tribune ReviewJames Franklin pleased with Penn State’s resurgence but won’t let team rest on laurels

    CHICAGO — As he traveled the offseason speaking circuit, James Franklin lost track of how many times he was approached and someone said something about how Penn State had played in “the best Rose Bowl game ever.” “It wasn't that good,” he would say. “It could have been a little bit better.” Penn State, rather than USC, could have been Read more...