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5 dead, 8 wounded in Fort Lauderdale airport shooting; U.S. veteran in custody

An Army veteran who complained that the government was controlling his mind drew a gun from his checked luggage on arrival at the Fort Lauderdale airport and opened fire in the baggage claim area Friday, killing five people and wounding eight, authorities said. He was taken into custody after throwing...

Goose Island brewpub throws itself a closing party

Goose Island’s brewpub is throwing itself a goodbye-for-now party. On Sunday night, the last night of service before the 28-year-old pub closes for a months-long renovation, a handful of beers will be poured to mark the occasion. Among them will be Cran Bruin, a tart Belgian brown ale, plus past...

The Insane Game Of Thrones Live Orchestra Is Coming To United Center

If you were expecting a staid, classical experience you are in for a surprise. [ more › ]

Woman Describes 'Scary' Attack On The 606 While She Was Out Jogging

"I don't think I've ever been that scared before in my life." [ more › ]

Neo-Futurists Kick Off Refreshingly Familiar-Sounding 'These 30 Plays' This Weekend

After the loss of 'Too Much Light,' the beloved theatre company is pressing on with late-night weekend programming. [ more › ]

DOJ To Release Chicago Police Probe Findings Next Week: Report

The DOJ is playing beat the clock to finish the report before Obama leaves office. [ more › ]

10 Of Our Favorite Events In Chicago This Weekend

There's a lot of fun to be had in Chicago this weekend, like concerts, comedy, cooking, and hey, maybe riding the L in your underpants. [ more › ]

Chance The Rapper Is Joining The DuSable Museum Board

It looks like a great call by the African-American history institution. [ more › ]

Man Charged In New Year's Day Home Invasion In Bucktown

A Chicago man faces charges of kidnapping and home invasion over the incident that set neighbors on edge. [ more › ]

Watch President Obama Talk Chicago With Local TV Reporters

At the top of Obama's mind was the surge in Chicago has seen in violence. [ more › ]

Updated: Here's How To Get Into Obama's Farewell Speech In Chicago Next Week

The White House released the start time and other must-know details for Saturday's ticket distribution. [ more › ]

Deaths Of Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds Don't Dim Affectionate 'Bright Lights'

The doc doesn't shy away from mortality, but by no means was it an advance eulogy for its stars. [ more › ]

How To Get Fit Without Leaving Your Apartment In 2017

You don't need some Couch-to-25K program to get healthier, and you definitely don't need to spend $34 a pop to sweat it out with 40 yuppies while a fitness guru yells at you to "dig deeper." You don't even need to leave your apartment. [ more › ]

Weekend: Eat. Drink. Do.

The Golden Globes at the Davis Theater restaurant, a Harry Potter drinking competition and more things to do in Chicago this weekend, Jan. 6-8.

Breaking down the 2017 Golden Globe Best Picture nominees

If you’re going to watch one awards ceremony, make it the Golden Globes. The Oscars’ drunk little sister has fewer trivial categories and more laughs overall because people aren’t taking themselves so seriously. In honor of not taking things too seriously, we broke down each best picture nominee...

Obama: Attack On Disabled Man In Chicago Was 'Despicable'

Obama says he will be "part of the solution" to Chicago's violence problem after leaving office. [ more › ]

Chicago's own Whitney to play 'Colbert' Thursday

Chicago septet Whitney will perform on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" Thursday night. Whitney, co-founded by former Smith Westerns guitarist Max Kakacek and Unknown Mortal Orchestra's Julien Ehrlich, released its debut album "Light Upon the Lake" in June of 2016 to critical acclaim.  Known...

Artemi Panarin reveals secrets behind his booming one-timer

Artemi Panarin has made a living in the NHL thanks in part to his booming one-time shot. Panarin sets himself up from the left circle and the Hawks know to get Panarin the puck on that shot if he is open. It is one of the most effective shots in the NHL. Panarin has eight slap-shot goals, which...

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