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Bartonville Grade School Catches Misplaced Flak For 'Scarface' Video

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The author of the YouTube clip, cindymomof6, lists Bartonville, Illinois as her hometown and that has given parents of Bartonville Grade School Distri...

Ozzie Guillen Twitter Madness Dominated White Sox Spring

AP | ANDREW SELIGMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Ozzie Guillen just had to point out what a nice job his hair stylist did and how cool his new shades are. As news goes, that b...

It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's... a Blanket?

Gena Grish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Gena Grish

Why is it so hard to find a normal, well adjusted man in this city? I'm aware that I'm not perfect, and who is really? Who doesn't walk around with a couple insecurities hidden within them?

Sheila Simon's Austin Powers Essay: 'A Shagadelic Focus On Family Law, Baby'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Surely you're joking, Professor Simon! Illinois's new Lieutenant Governor candidate Sheila Simon is a long-time professor at the Southern Illinois Un...

Mark Kirk Backtracks On Pledge To Repeal Health Reform

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Republican Senate candidate Mark Kirk has ended his media silence on health care, but seems to be backing away from his previous pledge to repeal the ...

Omar Blas-Pineda, 23, Gets 20 Years For Sex With 12-Year-Old Girl

Lake County News Sun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An illegal alien may get deported to Mexico for committing "one of the worst crimes", a Lake County judge said Monday. Omar Blas-Pineda, 23, of Munde...

Mark Kirk Opposes Coast Guard Cuts Based On Childhood Brush With Death

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When he was 16, U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk was rescued from the frigid waters of Lake Michigan by sailors in a Coast Guard service boat. He floated in 42-de...

Mark Kirk Admits He Never Received Navy Award, Contrary To His Official Biography

Washington Post | R. Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Republican candidate for President Obama's old Senate seat has admitted to inaccurately claiming he received the U.S. Navy's Intelligence Officer ...

Rod Blagojevich On 'Celebrity Apprentice': Fails To Use A Computer, Avoids Chopping Block Again

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Disgraced ex-gov Rod Blagojevich disgraced himself a little further on Sunday night's episode of "Celebrity Apprentice." On top of alleged corruption...

Six-Week Search Finds No Asian Carp Near Chicago

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — An initial six-week mission to catch and kill Asian carp lurking on the Great Lakes' doorstep turned up none of the despi...

Alderman Restricts Massages To Fight 'Sex Parlors'

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Hairdressers, nail salons and health clubs would have a tougher time offering massage services in Chicago, under a zoning change advanced last week to...

Pat Quinn, Sheila Simon Travel The State Together

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn and his new running mate, Sheila Simon, are introducing themselves to as many voters as possible Monday. The pair are on a six-city fl...

School Budget Crisis: Illinois Loses Much-Needed 'Race To The Top' Funds

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The already grim Illinois public education budget got even bleaker Monday, with the announcement that a desperately-needed infusion of federal cash is...

10 Best Places To Work In Chicago: Did Your Company Make The Top 10?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Looking for a better job? On Monday, Crain's Chicago Business released its annual list of the best places to work in Chicago. Over 250 businesses of ...

Cook County Judge To Rule On Illinois Parental Notification Law

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Cook County Circuit Court judge is expected to make his ruling today on whether to lift a restraining order on an abortion law. A 1995 Illinois law...

Anthony Boswell, Daley Ethics Aide, Resigns Amid Political Infighting

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Richard Daley's embattled compliance officer abruptly resigned today amid a power struggle that pitted two City Hall watchdogs against each othe...

CTA On High Alert After Moscow Subway Bombings

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's police and public transit are on heightened alert after dozens died in two rush-hour subway bombings in Moscow....

Chicago's Worst Traffic: Congested Highways To Avoid

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With Memorial Day coming up and the President in town , not to mention all those construction projects, it goes without saying that traffic is going t...

Curfew Violators Will Go To Park Fieldhouses, Not Police Stations

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's annual summer curfew crackdown has a new and more lenient twist this year: Instead of being slapped with citations and hauled off to the pol...

Kid Sister on The Interview Show

Mark Bazer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mark Bazer

Kid Sister stopped by The Interview Show, hosted by Mark Bazer, at The Hideout, in Chicago, to talk about her debut CD, her career and her life in Chicago.

Board Of Ed Employees Fired In CPS Clout List Scandal

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Deficit-driven downsizing in the office of Chicago's new School Board president has claimed Greg Minniefield, an aide subpoenaed in the federal invest...

Racial Disparity In Cook County Sleep-Related Infant Deaths

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

African-American infants in Cook County are 12 times more likely to die of sleep-related causes than white infants, according to researchers at Childr...

Chicago McDonald's Is Site Of Upcoming Anti-Ronald Rally

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A coalition of health professionals, parents and corporate accountability advocates is calling for Ronald McDonald to retire as a spokesman for the na...

Quinn Took $75,000 In Teamster Money Before Vetoing McPier Reforms

Crain's Chicago Business | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

One of the unions that would gain from the veto is pumping big cash into Mr. Quinn's campaign -- $75,000 just a month ago, with lots more reportedly o...

Chicago Blackhawks Feeling The Love As They Head To The Stanley Cup Finals

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Gladys Wheeler couldn't help it: Seeing the Blackhawks' Duncan Keith back on the ice after a puck smashed into his mouth and scattered...