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  • Beyonce slays at MTV VMAs, wins video of the year

    Beyonce slays at MTV VMAs, wins video of the year

    Beyonce proved once again she is the contemporary rock star, and she used the MTV Video Music Awards stage to showcase her skills and outshine her peers, from Rihanna to Britney Spears. Beyonce won eight awards, including video of the year, and performed five songs from her visual album "Lemonade"...

  • Family remembers slain cousin of Dwyane Wade: 'An awesome, little quiet storm of a daughter'

    Family remembers slain cousin of Dwyane Wade: 'An awesome, little quiet storm of a daughter'

    Nykea Aldridge was a "real fashionista," whose favorite color was purple and who loved creating elaborate hair styles, according to her family. The 32-year-old was a talented writer. She was extremely close with her extended family, bickering with and annoying her nieces and nephew more like a...

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

    '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...

  • Exactly how Donald Trump would eliminate crime in Chicago

    Exactly how Donald Trump would eliminate crime in Chicago

    Last week, Donald Trump told Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly that—under the right leadership—crime in Chicago could be essentially stopped within one measly week. Huh? As even the actual Chicago Police Department has no idea what the Republican nominee for president of the United States is talking about,...

  • After vowing to give back, Dwyane Wade loses cousin to gun violence

    After vowing to give back, Dwyane Wade loses cousin to gun violence

    Before Dwyane Wade has even played his first game as a Chicago Bull, he has been touched by the city's violence. His cousin was shot in the head and killed Friday while pushing her baby in a stroller on the South Side. It was yet another of those senseless shootings that we have become accustomed...

  • Dwyane Wade's cousin shot dead while pushing her baby in stroller on South Side

    Dwyane Wade's cousin shot dead while pushing her baby in stroller on South Side

    Chicago basketball star Dwyane Wade's cousin was shot dead while she was pushing her baby in a stroller Friday afternoon near an elementary school in the Parkway Gardens neighborhood, according to police and a family spokesman. Nykea Aldridge, 32, and a man were walking in the 6300 block of South...

  • Chicago police questioning 2 in shooting death of Dwyane Wade's cousin

    Chicago police questioning 2 in shooting death of Dwyane Wade's cousin

    Chicago police were questioning two people on Saturday in connection with the shooting death of a cousin of Chicago Bull Dwyane Wade as they looked into the possibility that the stray bullet that killed her was fired during a robbery attempt involving a driver for the ride-sharing app Uber, authorities...

  • 2016 Summer Olympics: The U.S. dominates Rio Games with 121 medals

    2016 Summer Olympics: The U.S. dominates Rio Games with 121 medals

    2016 Summer Olympics: The U.S. dominates Rio Games with 121 medals Aug. 27, 2016, 10:01 a.m. The 2016 Rio Olympics have come to a close with Americans earning 121 medals -- 46 gold, 37 silver and 38 bronze -- their biggest haul ever, not counting the boycotted 1984 Los Angeles Games or the 1904...

  • Cubs' Kris Bryant is on a record-setting pace

    Cubs' Kris Bryant is on a record-setting pace

    The National League MVP award won't be announced until mid-November, but Cubs slugger Kris Bryant is producing staggering numbers with more than five weeks left in the regular season. By slugging two home runs Friday night -- including a two-run, game-winning blast in the 10th inning of a 6-4 victory over...

  • 92 deaths, 2,623 bullets: Tracking every Chicago police shooting over 6 years

    92 deaths, 2,623 bullets: Tracking every Chicago police shooting over 6 years

    Every five days, on average, a Chicago police officer fired a gun at someone. In 435 shootings over a recent six-year span, officers killed 92 people and wounded 170 others. While a few of those incidents captured widespread attention, they occurred with such brutal regularity — and with scant...

  • ‘Morris from America’ review: Slowly unpacking teenage loneliness

    ‘Morris from America’ review: Slowly unpacking teenage loneliness

    A 13-year-old pining for a girl, struggling to make friends and pushing boundaries at home isn’t exactly groundbreaking material, but if said 13-year-old is a black kid recently relocated to Heidelberg, Germany, by his widowed dad, the story gets more interesting. Morris (Markees Christmas) is...

  • Oops! Britney Spears does 'Carpool Karaoke' with James Corden

    Oops! Britney Spears does 'Carpool Karaoke' with James Corden

    Britney Spears has no flippin’ idea what “Oops! … I Did It Again” is about.  “I don’t know,” she told James Corden, failing to reveal a secret for the ages in the episode of “Carpool Karaoke” that aired Thursday night on “The Late Late Show.” “I really don’t know. I think it’s just a song.” Oh,...

  • What's leaving Netflix: September 2016

    What's leaving Netflix: September 2016

    Another month, another reason to cry. In September, Netflix is purging “A Walk to Remember,” “Zoolander” and all of “Fringe.” We’re heartbroken. Mandy Moore was just so great in "A Walk to Remember." You only have a few days to watch some of these titles, so get to it before they disappear off...

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