chicagotribune — A 17-year-old boy was pronounced dead this afternoon, two days after he was shot inside a vehicle steps away from his home in the Albany Park neighborhood.
chicagotribune — After the Chicago School Board meeting Wednesday, many of the aldermen who argued unsuccessfully to keep schools in their wards open said they were disappointed with the process.
chicagotribune — Lawyers for two Roman Catholic-owned companies in Illinois and Indiana argued before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday that a law forcing them to include birth control in their employees' benefits would violate their First Amendment rights.
chicagoist — The salesman asked the driver to stop, but he was told to "shut the f--- up," so he jumped from the car. [ more › ]
chicagoist — If you've never listened to Indiana band Murder By Death, be not afraid of the menacing name. [ more › ]
chicagotribune — A 43-year-old truck driver who was shot by a Merrillville police officer he was beating in a Planned Parenthood parking lot this week has been charged.
chicagotribune — Two men were discovered dead inside a car this afternoon on the South Side in the city's West Englewood neighborhood.
chicagotribune — A suspicious substance found in mail sent to federal prosecutors in Chicago harmed no one and required no evacuations of the main federal courthouse today, officials said.
chicagoist — Brian Urlacher won't be a first ballot Hall of Famer. These highlights show he deserves to be enshrined in Canton, however. [ more › ]
chicagoist — Even with the schools spared today, this is the largest wave of school closures in the country. [ more › ]
blogabull — Not much going on in this post, just some links that popped up at the end of the season that I found interesting. We will be getting heavy into offseason talk soon enough, though it's a long way to July... Rob Mahoney at SI.com had a list of impending free...
chicagotribune — WASHINGTON -- First lady Michelle Obama, whose great-great-great maternal grandmother was a slave, made a short trip from the White House on Wednesday to the nearby Decatur House, touring the historic former home and its adjacent slave quarters.
chicagoist — Terriers prove that — much like the breed of dog they've chosen to name their band after — pop music has no specific size, shape, color or sound. [ more › ]
chicagoist — This cocktail class will teach you all about mixing cocktails with the famous spirit. [ more › ]
chicagoist — Last week was National Etiquette Week but this instructional video produced by the United States Navy in 1967 purported to help commissioned and non-commissioned officers work on their game with dark-haired beauties. (Blondes, we assume, couldn't be bothered with.) [ more › ]
abclocal.go — Several protesters were removed from the Chicago Board of Education meeting where officials voted to close 49 CPS schools and one program.
chicagoist — Emanuel, in a statement, touted the project as a jobs creator for the estimated 6,500 temporary construction jobs the projects are expected to produce and riffed on his standard trope the improvements are geared to making Chicago a “world class city.” [ more › ]
chicagoist — Here are a few spots in Chicago where we like to go to keep ourselves looking and feeling fine. [ more › ]
chicagomag — Spiaggia and Cafe Spiaggia are two Italian legends under one Mag Mile roof. Great food. Ridiculous prices. They're tourist traps—but maybe you should go anyway.
media.apps.chicagotribune — Continual updates as Chicago Public Schools board meets on closing dozens of elementary schools.
chicagoist — Green City Market's Junior Board kicks off its annual "Meet the Market" series 6 p.m. May 23 at BellyQ. [ more › ]
chicagotribune — Schaumburg trustee Frank Kozak and his wife Char survived a terrifying encounter with the Moore, Okla., tornado when the twister demolished the ranch house where they were staying, their son Steve said Wednesday.
chicagotribune — Officials at Morton West High School in Berwyn said the school was placed on lockdown briefly early Wednesday afternoon as a precaution.
chicagoist — If you're a Flickr user and wish to have your photography considered for "Around Town" or other Chicagoist features... [ more › ]
chicagoist — Here are five must-see recommendations for the upcoming season. [ more › ]