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Kanye West made his first visit to the Oval Office. And he had a lot to say about Chicago. President Donald Trump and West — but mostly West — spoke with reporters before a private lunch on Thursday. West launched into a one-man show of sorts on social policy, mental health, why he wants to...

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On the evening of Sept. 1, 36-year-old Edward Strauss recorded a video on his smartphone of Gary police officers conducting an investigation of a complaint in that city. “We got squad cars outside of the house here,” Strauss says in his five-minute video. In the dark, viewers can still make...

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Lyric Opera of Chicago and its orchestra remain at odds over several labor issues, as the musicians continued picketing the Civic Opera House on North Wacker Drive. Since the strike began on Tuesday, both sides have been sending out mass emails arguing – in vivid terms – over staffing,...

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First lady Melania Trump said in an interview broadcast Thursday that there have been people in her husband's White House whom she doesn't trust, including some who still work there, and that she considers herself one of the most bullied people in the world. During the interview with ABC News,...

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The strip mall looked dead. No, deader than dead. It still had a video store. That kind of dead. Long beige facades of empty storefronts sat dark beneath cold autumn skies. It was the loneliest strip mall in McHenry County, and it was home to the last Jaycees haunted house in all of Illinois. The...

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Today's Birthday (10/11/18). A lucrative year lies ahead. Satisfying home renovations require persistent action. Discover a valuable hidden prize. Winter shines love into your house before tides shift with a collaboration. Summer professional wins preclude a new domestic phase. Prioritize love...

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