Actor Dan Granata says the history of watching the transit of Venus is "a chronicle of cosmological blue balls." He explains his statement – with the help of a little math – in this week's installment of The Paper Machete.
On Wednesday's Afternoon Shift we're taking a long, hard, non-creepy look at our neighbors. As many communities move online, we want to know what’s happened to our relationships with the people and places on our streets.
Frank Rosaly is best known for playing and composing improvised or avant garde jazz music. But in his most recent musical research he's venturing into entirely new terrain – his own Puerto Rican roots.
Ray Bradbury, the renowned science fiction writer and Waukegan native, died last night at 91.Reached at Bradbury's home, his daughter, Alexandra Bradbury, says her father died Tuesday night in Southern California.
An Illinois-based seafood distributor has pleaded guilty in Louisiana to conspiring to mislabel commercially-sold shrimp.Federal prosecutors say Worldwide Shrimp Company, of Highland Park, entered the plea Tuesday before U.S.
A program in Chicago to retrofit city buildings to make them more energy efficient and save money is being extended to commercial buildings.Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the owners of 14 buildings with a total of 14 million square feet have signed on to the program.