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  • Medical examiner: Bryan Robinson died of hypertensive cardiovascular disease

    Medical examiner: Bryan Robinson died of hypertensive cardiovascular disease

    Former Bears defensive lineman Bryan Robinson died of hypertensive cardiovascular disease, the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's office ruled. Robinson was found dead in a Milwaukee motel room on June 11. He was 41. A toxicology report showed Robinson had marijuana in his system and a blood-alcohol...

  • U.S. swimmer Lochte's legal troubles mount in Brazil with charge of false reporting

    U.S. swimmer Lochte's legal troubles mount in Brazil with charge of false reporting

    Brazilian police charged American swimmer Ryan Lochte on Thursday with filing a false robbery report over an incident during the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. A police statement said Lochte would be informed in the United States so he could decide whether to introduce a defense in Brazil. The indictment...

  • Amazon is opening its first IRL bookstore in Chicago

    Amazon is opening its first IRL bookstore in Chicago

    In case ordering books online was too blasé for your tastes, Amazon is now opening its very first brick-and-mortar Chicago bookstore. Seattle was #blessed with the first physical store two years ago, and now the Southport Corridor in Lakeview will be getting the second come 2017. Amazon Books will...

  • I told him how I feel. He doesn’t reciprocate. Now what?

    I told him how I feel. He doesn’t reciprocate. Now what?

    Been friends with a guy for years and have had feelings for him for a while. I’m mid-30s, straight. We went out drinking one night and, with the help of liquid courage, I decided to tell him how I felt. He said he was flattered (ugh) but didn’t reciprocate (ugh ugh). What do I do now? How do I...

  • Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews to wear 'A' for Team Canada

    Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews to wear 'A' for Team Canada

    The leader of the Blackhawks will help lead his country during the World Cup of Hockey. Jonathan Toews, who has been captain of the Hawks since 2008, was named an alternate captain for Team Canada on Thursday for the upcoming two-week tournament that will be held in Toronto. The Pittsburgh Penguins'...

  • Weekend: Eat. Drink. Do.

    Weekend: Eat. Drink. Do.

    An acrobat circus in Ogden Park, Randolph Street Market, beer, bocce ball and free Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits at Hopewell Brewing Co. and more things to do in Chicago this weekend, Aug. 26-28.

  • QUIZ: Can you match the team with its stadium sponsor?

    QUIZ: Can you match the team with its stadium sponsor?

    With the White Sox changing the name of their stadium to Guaranteed Rate Field, we're thinking about stadium sponsors. Type the name of any team you think plays in one of the stadiums below. (Only type in the team name. So "Blackhawks" instead of "Chicago Blackhawks")

  • All the Guaranteed Rate Field grumbling is masking a deeper Sox pain

    All the Guaranteed Rate Field grumbling is masking a deeper Sox pain

    Get it out of your system, everyone. All this grumbling over the Sox changing their ballpark's name to Guaranteed Rate Field is entertaining, but it's not the real issue. The jokes are great (h/t to the Tribune's Paul Sullivan for coining "the G-Spot"), yet anyone losing sleep over the end of the...

  • Amanda Bynes returns to Twitter and tells followers she's attending fashion school

    Amanda Bynes returns to Twitter and tells followers she's attending fashion school

    Well, hello there, Amanda Bynes, and welcome back!  The former child star showed up Wednesday afternoon on Twitter after a long hiatus and explained that she hasn’t had time to chat with her 3.4 million online besties because she’s been busy with fashion school. Bynes — who was well-known for her...

  • Cubs engulfed in T-shirt craze

    Cubs engulfed in T-shirt craze

    Manager Joe Maddon put the  Cubs’ T-shirt craze in full force this spring by unveiling his array of slogans to promote his charity that has been a booming success. But recently, the Cubs players have been sporting more T-shirts of their own. The latest model was a red T-shirt with the words “Bunt...

  • Premiere: Chicago supergroup the Flat Five finally announces debut album, shares single ‘This Is Your Night’ 

    Premiere: Chicago supergroup the Flat Five finally announces debut album, shares single ‘This Is Your Night’ 

    The Flat Five, a band featuring Kelly Hogan, Nora O'Connor, Scott Ligon, Casey McDonough and Alex Hall, might be one of Chicago's best kept music secrets, even though the lineup is stacked with notable names who've also played and recorded with acts as well-known as Mavis Staples, NRBQ, Neko Case,...

  • Latest Leslie Jones attack should be our cue to speak up

    Latest Leslie Jones attack should be our cue to speak up

    I have astonishment fatigue. Every day this summer, I'm newly and horribly astonished at what we humans dish out to each other. Wednesday it was the Leslie Jones website being hacked, followed quickly by the reaction to the Leslie Jones website hack. Jones, the "Saturday Night Live" actress who...

  • PAWS Chicago is rescuing pets from Louisiana floods and winning our hearts

    PAWS Chicago is rescuing pets from Louisiana floods and winning our hearts

    Eternal good guys PAWS Chicago are responding to the recent flooding in southern Louisiana by sending volunteers from Chicago to go and rescue homeless animals. Since the flooding started, more than 40,000 people have been displaced from their homes, creating a desperate need for emergency housing...

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