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2 Men Charged In Fatal Shooting Of Nykea Aldridge, Dwyane Wade's Cousin

Aldridge, the 32-year-old cousin of Chicago Bulls star player Dwyane Wade, had been pushing her baby in a stroller Friday afternoon when she was fatally shot. [ more › ]

Bobby Kraft - Can You Help Identify His Murderer?

image from GoFundMe Nykea Aldridge was killed Friday afternoon in gang crossfire on the South Side. She was an innocent victim of the insane belief that it's appropriate behavior to fire guns on crowded city streets. We all know her name now. Show More Summary

Video: Beyonce Sneaks Up Behind Chance The Rapper At The VMAs

Watch Chance's face light up as he realizes who's behind him. [ more › ]

Gene Wilder, star of 'Willy Wonka,' dies at 83

Gene Wilder, the star of such comedy classics as "Young Frankenstein" and "Blazing Saddles," has died. He was 83. Wilder's nephew said Monday that the actor and writer died late Sunday in Stamford, Connecticut from complications from Alzheimer's disease. The frizzy-haired actor was a master at...

City Gets Ambitious Data-Collection Project Up And Running

Data could help analyze the impact of climate change, plan transportation routes and improve traffic safety, backers say, though the Big Brother aspect has some privacy advocates concerned. [ more › ]

Kanye West Debuts 'Fade' Video After Anything-Goes VMA Speech

“I came here to present my new video. But before I do that, I’m gonna talk.” [ more › ]

Rauner Vetoes Minimum Wage Raise For Caregivers Of Developmentally Disabled

At the same time, Illinois' care system is crumbling due to staffing crises, caregivers said. [ more › ]

How And Why Chicago Violence Became Conservatives' Favorite Talking Point

The topic always seems to come up when another major issue needs sidetracking. [ more › ]

August most violent month in Chicago in 20 years

August is going down as the most violent month in Chicago in 20 years, as weekend shootings raised the number of homicides this year to just a few shy of all of last year.A total of 67 people were shot over the weekend and 11 of them died.  It was one of the deadliest weekends this year and pushed...

16 Of Our Favorite Events In Chicago This Week

From farm dinners to Fringe Fest, there's something fun for everyone this week. [ more › ]

Photos: Family Hold Vigil For Nykea Aldridge, 'Gone Too Soon'

The 32-year-old mother of four, and cousin of Chicago Bull Dwyane Wade, was "the fighter of the family." [ more › ]

Lin-Manuel Miranda Will Talk 'Hamilton' In Chicago Next Month

Whether the 'Hamilton' creator will stick around to make a cameo in the show's Chicago run is still TBD. [ more › ]

A Half-Naked Burglar Tried To Assault Women In Wicker Park, Police Warn

Police are warning of a series of disturbing Wicker Park home invasions in which a man with his pants down held down one woman and stole items from another woman's home after lurking over her bed. [ more › ]

'Hamilton's' Lin-Manuel Miranda is coming to Chicago

Lin-Manuel Miranda will offer Chicagoans a chance to be in the room where it happens, to borrow a song from his Tony-winning musical, this September as part of a one-night-only event presented by the Chicago Humanities Festival and the Chicago Tribune.  The celebrated creator and original star...

Photos: Vic Mensa Packs Political Punch At Hometown Show

The Chicago rapper performed all seven tracks from his standout recent EP and reprised the show-stopping stagecraft from his Lollapalooza set. [ more › ]

14 new brunches that make saying goodbye to summer tolerable

The Dearborn, Nosh & Booze, Imperial Lamian and more unveil brunch menus.

Monday: Eat. Drink. Do.

Cider history at The Northman, a new salad joint in River North, free coffee in the morning and more things to do in Chicago on Monday, Aug. 29.

GoFundMe Set Up For Funeral Of Man Murdered In Gang Crossfire

The police haven't released his name yet, but the man who was killed in gang crossfire last Friday is Robert Kraft. It is a tragedy that his life was ended so quickly and so needlessly. People who loved him have set up a fundraising effort to give him a funeral and burial. Show More Summary

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