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'Almost zero' chances of finding survivors after Korean ferry accident

'Almost zero' chances of finding survivors after Korean ferry accident

Relatives of the more than 200 children missing offered DNA swabs to help identify the deadSome relatives of the more than 200 children missing in a sunken South Korean ferry offered DNA swabs on Saturday to help identify the dead as the rescue turned into a mission to recover the vessel and the bodies of those on...

chicagotribune.com (4 days ago)

Video Shows Jarring Crash Into Store That Injured Woman

Video Shows Jarring Crash Into Store That Injured Woman

CHICAGO - A truck struck a 61-year-old woman after crashing into a building in the Park Manor neighborhood on the South Side Friday afternoon, injuring four others. The truck was part of a multiple-vehicle accident about 2:30 p.m. near East 71st Street and South King Drive, said Officer Thomas Sweeney, a police...

huffingtonpost.com (4 days ago)

Digging deeply into our musical roots

Digging deeply into our musical roots

REVIEW: Regina Carter and Mavis Staples inspire the audience to get up on its feet more than once, as if to lay claim to a music that truly does belong to all of us.

chicagotribune.com (4 days ago)

Lagunitas brewery officially opens Chicago operation

The Lagunitas Brewing Co. has officially wet its whistle bottling beer in Chicago.

redeyechicago.com (4 days ago)

In Damascus, Christians briefly ignore war for Easter

In Damascus, Christians briefly ignore war for Easter

The sound of battles echoes from the outskirts of the capital as Christians in Damascus celebrated the Easter weekend, briefly ignoring the conflict for the yearly ritual.

chicagotribune.com (4 days ago)

Obama administration delays Keystone XL pipeline decision

Obama administration delays Keystone XL pipeline decision

Deliberations on the $5.3-billion project are almost certainly now postponed until after the November midterm election. A Nebraska state court decision invalidated part of the pipeline route. WASHINGTON - The Obama administration on Friday delayed a decision on the construction of the controversial Keystone XL...

chicagotribune.com (5 days ago)

Man in custody in connection with shooting threat at L.A. Times

Man in custody in connection with shooting threat at L.A. Times

Police have a man in custody in connection with a threat to start shooting at the Los Angeles Times Building.

chicagotribune.com (5 days ago)

For Hillary Rodham Clinton, archives evoke fiery White House years

For Hillary Rodham Clinton, archives evoke fiery White House years

Hillary Rodham Clinton has been basking in the glow of good news for months.

chicagotribune.com (5 days ago)

Record companies sue Pandora over music made before 1972

Record companies sue Pandora over music made before 1972

NEW YORK - Major record labels sued Pandora Media, the biggest Internet radio service, for failing to pay for using music recorded before 1972.

chicagotribune.com (5 days ago)

World of SEALs revealed in photo exhibit

World of SEALs revealed in photo exhibit

Photographer captures the special operations force over 8 years across the globePhotographer captures the special operations force over 8 years across the globe.

chicagotribune.com (5 days ago)

Along with Colbert, the Chicago school of comedy on rise

Along with Colbert, the Chicago school of comedy on rise

For some in Chicago, the anointing of Stephen Colbert as the successor to David Letterman this month was a watershed, greatly-to-be-savored moment of total establishment dominance by the Chicago comedy school - as propagated by such venerable institutions as The Second City, iO, the Annoyance Theatre and the Chicago...

chicagotribune.com (5 days ago)

Chicago nonprofit investigated for questionable spending

Chicago nonprofit investigated for questionable spending

Annie B. Jones Community Services. which received millions of state dollars for disadvantaged youth and adults, is facing fraud probeA Chicago nonprofit that has received millions of public dollars to provide foster care and other social services is being investigated by state officials for using taxpayer funds to...

chicagotribune.com (5 days ago)

Christians who fled Syria marking Easter in Chicago area

Christians who fled Syria marking Easter in Chicago area

'I think this future is dark for our people,' Assyrian priest in Roselle saysEach time Edeette Chukro crosses herself at St. Mary's Assyrian Church in Roselle, she prays for her brother and sisters left behind in war-torn Syria, where it is no longer considered safe to make the sign of the cross outside their village.

chicagotribune.com (5 days ago)

Quinn grants 43 clemency petitions

34th Ward alderman's chief of staff among those granted reprieveGov. Pat Quinn on Friday granted pardons to 43 people convicted of a variety of crimes.

chicagotribune.com (5 days ago)

Legislation would address backlog of unused state police cars

Statehouse Republicans this week proposed legislation they say would get new squad cars off state police parking lots and onto Illinois highways, resolving a backlog pointed out in a recent Tribune investigation.

chicagotribune.com (5 days ago)

Walter A. Bohan, leader in meteorology, 1922-2014

Walter A. Bohan, leader in meteorology, 1922-2014

After a mistaken diagnosis of an eye problem grounded his plans to be a military pilot in World War II, meteorologist Walter A. Bohan found another way to immerse himself in Earth's atmosphere.

chicagotribune.com (5 days ago)

Churches use Good Friday to teach nonviolence

Churches use Good Friday to teach nonviolence

Lessons from Stations of the Cross procession in Little Village hit home for manyChurch leaders in the Little Village neighborhood reflected on violence in their community during a 2-mile-long Stations of the Cross procession to mark Good Friday.

chicagotribune.com (5 days ago)

Illinois' spreading forests build state's economy

Illinois' spreading forests build state's economy

Lone forest cheerleader promotes Prairie State's expanding, little known economic giant- On a remote patch of Livingston County, Jim and Dixie Vogel's 266-acre Hidden Ranch offers a glimpse of a sleeping giant in Illinois' economy.

chicagotribune.com (5 days ago)

Security threat reported on Detroit-Denver Delta flight

Security threat reported on Detroit-Denver Delta flight

(Reuters) - A Delta Airlines flight that landed at a Denver airport was directed to a remote airport pad after an unspecified "potential security threat" onboard and passengers were ushered off the plane and were being interviewed by authorities, officials said.

chicagotribune.com (5 days ago)

Miniversion of Wrigley a hit in Freeport

Ballpark for children continues to thrive with help of volunteers, donations- Denny Garkey waited out the season's first rain delay in the gift shop at Little Cubs Field last weekend.

chicagotribune.com (5 days ago)

Dissident Irish republican killed in Belfast

Dissident Irish republican killed in Belfast

BELFAST (Reuters) - A prominent dissident Irish republican was shot dead in Northern Ireland on Friday, the latest incident in some of the highest levels of violence since a 1998 peace deal in the British province.

chicagotribune.com (5 days ago)

U.S. further delays final decision on Keystone XL pipeline

U.S. further delays final decision on Keystone XL pipeline

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration further delayed its decision on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project on Friday, with no conclusion now likely until after the U.S. mid-term elections in November.

chicagotribune.com (5 days ago)

School chocolate milk debate goes on

School chocolate milk debate goes on

Removing chocolate milk from school cafeterias has been promoted over the last few years as a way to reduce the sugar kids consume and decried as a sure way to keep kids from getting the nutrients in milk.

chicagotribune.com (5 days ago)

Texas doctors say hospital revoked privileges over abortions

Texas doctors say hospital revoked privileges over abortions

Two Texas doctors who had been performing abortions for more than three decades lost their legal ability to do so at the end of March when their new hospital revoked their privileges.

chicagotribune.com (5 days ago)

Illinois farmers host inquisitive consumers

Chicago-area residents participate in program to learn more about food production, have process demystifiedThe sows were due to give birth in a matter of days or even hours, a fact betrayed by their strained facial expressions and plump bellies. As a group of Chicago-area women walked through the Kane County hog...

chicagotribune.com (5 days ago)

This 'Pizzacake' Is Either The Holy Grail Of Meals Or Total Food Blasphemy

This 'Pizzacake' Is Either The Holy Grail Of Meals Or Total Food Blasphemy

A pizza company in search of the next game-changing innovation on the pizza pie frontier seems to have already found a winner: PIZZACAKE. The six-layer towering achievement of human civilization known as "Pizzacake" is among the concepts put before the pizza-loving public in the Canada-based Boston Pizza chain's new...

huffingtonpost.com (5 days ago)

Illinois Agency Sticks Up For The Long-Term Unemployed

Illinois Agency Sticks Up For The Long-Term Unemployed

WASHINGTON -- What's happened since Congress killed long-term unemployment insurance in December proves the jobless aren't lazy, according to one state workforce agency. The Illinois Department of Employment Security announced this week that 86 percent of the state's long-term unemployed were still without work at...

huffingtonpost.com (5 days ago)

Suspect in Kansas City highway shootings faces 18 felony counts

Suspect in Kansas City highway shootings faces 18 felony counts

A man arrested in a recent spate of shootings on highways and roads in and around Kansas City has been charged with 18 felony counts, including firing into a vehicle and striking an occupant, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said on Friday.

chicagotribune.com (5 days ago)

These 360-Degree Panoramas Of Tiny 'Worlds' Are The Coolest Thing On Instagram

These 360-Degree Panoramas Of Tiny 'Worlds' Are The Coolest Thing On Instagram

German photographer Jonas Ginter employs quite the method for capturing the most stunning and unique panoramas you've ever seen: He uses six, yes six, GoPro cameras and a 3D mount for his custom camera that snap pictures that together resemble tiny worlds as seen from space. In late March, Ginter released a video...

huffingtonpost.com (5 days ago)

MIT cop slain in manhunt for Boston Marathon bombers is memorialized

MIT cop slain in manhunt for Boston Marathon bombers is memorialized

In just a dozen seconds, two pressure-cooker bombs exploded at the finish line area of the Boston Marathon last year, creating a tailspin that lasted for days. On Friday, the police officer killed during the manhunt for the bombers was memorialized as the region continued to mark the anniversary of the tragic events.

chicagotribune.com (5 days ago)

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