Lori Lightfoot’s family life growing up in small-town Ohio provided love and support but also one of the toughest challenges a teenager could have.
Neil Steinberg is a daily columnist at the Chicago Sun-Times, where he has been on staff since 1987. He has also written for many other publications, including Esquire, Rolling Stone, Forbes, the Washington Post and the New York Daily News. The author of eight books, his most recent, "Out of the Wreck I Rise: A Literary Companion to Recovery," was written with Sara Bader and published in 2016 by the University of Chicago Press.
In 1921, community leader Jacob K. Loeb invited hundreds of supporters to the new Drake Hotel. They found themselves at bare tables, lit by candles.
If more than 21 young people — mostly from the LGBTQ community — seek overnight refuge at the Crib, they draw lots. The losers must leave.
STEINBERG: For over a decade, ex-Sun-Times photographer Bob Ringham helped care for his wife Peg as her health declined due to Lewy body dementia.
His attorney at the time, Ed Genson, who is dying of cancer, also contended he had Kelly go get libido-killing shots to keep him out trouble.
The survival of the mechanical watch, half a century into the era of quartz watches, is a miracle of savvy marketing.
It was once the country’s most popular car, and millions of them rolled off the Ford assembly line at 130th and Torrence, until Friday.
If Barack Obama taught us one thing, it is that those announcing the end of prejudice in our country have a habit of being outed as overly optimistic.
Even without his legal troubles, Burke’s grip on power was facing challenges, as his ward underwent demographic change.
The First Lady’s memoir offers authentic look into her life: unapologetic and endearing.
Wealth is on flashing display all over Las Vegas. Five years ago, the U.S. government called Danville the cheapest place to live in the United States.
If I want to illustrate that America is a deeply racist country, I don’t need a street incident to make my case. I can just flop open a history book.
A new exhibit on Herman Melville at The Newberry Library shows a funny, frightening journey into the murky depths of the American soul, then and now.
A judge already weighed this, but if Kwame Raoul wants it weighed again, my gut tells me it might not become the triumph of justice he’s hoping for.