On Thursday, during a week of Hobbit-related features on “The Colbert Report,” the host mostly succeeded in holding his own during a chat with the malicious, trash-talking, Rand Paul-supporting winged tyrant (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch) from Peter Jackson’s “Hobbit” trilogy, the final installment of which (Battle of Five Armies) hits theaters Wed., Dec. 17. It might just be Colbert’s finest interview of 2014. It’s certainly his most creative. Enjoy.
The former Bills head coach said his hometown team — he grew up at the corner of 71st Street and Stony Island Avenue on the South Side — is in good hands.
Questions remain after newborn is found dead in a duffle bag in the snow at unstaffed firehouse on Near North Side
Crews at the facility were busy filling air tanks at other firehouses that morning and didn’t discover the infant until around 5 a.m. when they went outside to shovel snow.
The mayor criticized Joe Ferguson’s surprise decision to write a letter to senators considering the appointment of former Mayor Rahm Emanuel as U.S. ambassador to Japan emphatically stating that there is no evidence that Emanuel covered up the police shooting of Laquan McDonald.
The mayor said COVID-19 "kind of felt like a cold — a bad cold." Lightfoot said she "luckily recovered quickly" and feels strong enough to attend the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington, D.C.
Ice fishing, no surprise, is nearly everywhere in the Chicago area and leads this sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report.
Only three players — Kirby Dach, Dylan Strome and Brett Connolly — and zero staff members are left on the Hawks’ COVID list, and all three may be eligible to return by Friday.