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  • Reality TV star declares 'I like Chicago' after BF traded to White Sox

    Reality TV star declares 'I like Chicago' after BF traded to White Sox

    That didn't take long. "Don't Be Tardy" star Brielle Biermann declared affinity for Chicago Wednesday, a day after her boyfriend Michael Kopech was traded to the White Sox. "I like Chicago already!!" Biermann tweeted after social media users argued about whether her face is "fake." The debate ensued...

  • Sky's Pondexter pushes for title on court, citywide healing off it

    Sky's Pondexter pushes for title on court, citywide healing off it

    Chicago isn’t short on young men who have become household names in basketball. Walk past any patch of blacktop in the city and you’ll see kids donning jerseys of those who inspire them: Derrick Rose, Jabari Parker, Dwyane Wade and others immediately come to mind. But what about girls who need...

  • ‘Office Christmas Party’ review: A mixed bag from Santa

    ‘Office Christmas Party’ review: A mixed bag from Santa

    “Non-alcoholic mimosa—one per person,” reads a sign in the opening scene of “Office Christmas Party,” effectively capturing how soul-sucking and terrible work functions can be if your employer isn’t any fun. The film is full of funny little moments that cleverly tap into adult reality, but directors...

  • Cubs get closer Wade Davis for outfielder Jorge Soler

    Cubs get closer Wade Davis for outfielder Jorge Soler

    The Chicago Cubs continued their quest to repeat as World Series champions by acquiring closer Wade Davis Wednesday from the Kansas City Royals for outfielder Jorge Soler. Davis, 31, can become a free agent after 2017, but the Cubs need a closer as Aroldis Chapman is a free-agent who is expected...

  • Joe Buck denies favoring the Cubs, being the Zodiac Killer on 'Conan'

    Joe Buck denies favoring the Cubs, being the Zodiac Killer on 'Conan'

    Fox Sports announcer Joe Buck said, no, he wasn't in bed with slugger Kyle Schwarber or other Cubs players. He's also not the Zodiac Killer, as purported by a fan sign outside Wrigley Field during the World Series. "I have an alibi," Buck told Conan O'Brien on Tuesday's episode of "Conan." "No,...

  • Former Bear Rashaan Salaam found dead at 42

    Former Bear Rashaan Salaam found dead at 42

    The news of Rashaan Salaam's death hit those who knew him during his time with the Bears with full force Tuesday afternoon. Ron Turner, Salaam's offensive coordinator for two seasons, couldn't wrap his brain around the reality, recalling the natural ebullience Salaam always seemed to carry himself...

  • Donald Trump is Time's Person of the Year

    Donald Trump is Time's Person of the Year

    Time magazine on Wednesday named President-elect Donald Trump its Person of the Year. "It's a great honor. It means a lot," Trump said in a telephone interview on NBC's "Today" show. The magazine's managing editor, Nancy Gibbs, said on the program that Democrat Hillary Clinton was the No. 2 finalist....

  • A fig-filled rum cocktail worth leaving the house for

    A fig-filled rum cocktail worth leaving the house for

    Rum, meet fig marmalade. I have a feeling you two will get along just fine.

  • RedEye Rush Hour: Dec. 6

    RedEye Rush Hour: Dec. 6

    Welcome to RedEye Rush Hour, your breakdown of news to help you pass the time while you're surviving your commute. Not "out of control" What's up: Chicago's top cop, CPD Superintendent Eddie Johnson, is pushing back against the perception of Chicago as a "city overrun by murder and violence," saying...

  • Top cop: 'Chicago is not out of control' — just parts of it are violent

    Top cop: 'Chicago is not out of control' — just parts of it are violent

    Chicago's top cop says he's personally upset by public perception that the city is overrun by murder and other violence, even as a deadly November pushed homicides overall here to the highest level in nearly two decades. "The truth of the matter is Chicago is not out of control. There's certain...

  • Bob Odenkirk spills tequila recalling Disco Demolition Night on 'Drunk History'

    Bob Odenkirk spills tequila recalling Disco Demolition Night on 'Drunk History'

    Bob Odenkirk took his best shot at recalling the famous Disco Demolition Night on Tuesday's Season 4 finale of Comedy Central's "Drunk History." The "Better Call Saul" star, who grew up in Naperville, spilled tequila on his tie as he narrated a re-enactment of the radio station promotion that went...

  • Posters of Hitler, swastikas found on University of Chicago campus

    Posters of Hitler, swastikas found on University of Chicago campus

    Posters featuring a picture of Adolf Hitler, swastikas and the slogan “No Degeneracy, No Tolerance, Hail Victory” were found at two locations on the University of Chicago campus Monday.The university said the posters were removed and that campus police were investigating.  It released no other...

  • Top Chicago boxer slain on West Side: 'He was going to be champion of the world'

    Top Chicago boxer slain on West Side: 'He was going to be champion of the world'

    The weekend death of unbeaten Chicago welterweight boxer Ed Brown after being shot in the head haunts his veteran manager Cameron Dunkin, who lamented Monday, “He was going to be champion of the world, and we all knew it.” Brown, 25, was out with a 19-year-old female cousin early Saturday when...

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