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Troy Closson is a former Chicago Sun-Times intern.

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Rush data breach may include Social Security numbers from thousands of patients

The data may include a patients name, address and Social Security numbers but not details of their treatment or their personal financial information.

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Third giant anteater pup born at Brookfield Zoo

A male pup, born Dec. 15, will begin roaming Brookfield’s Tropic World: South America habitat starting Thursday.

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Want to see a sea animal up close? You otter try Shedd Aquarium’s new program

Participants will be able to interact with the otters through a partition while walking through their food preparation, feeding and other activities.

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Reward increased to $15,000 for info on 2016 murder of teenager burned to death

Demetrius Griffin, then a freshman at Steinmetz High School, was found inside a burning trash can in the Austin neighborhood on Sept. 17, 2016.

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Tribune Media puts North Branch ‘River District’ site up for sale

Tribune Media confirmed it has since hired real estate brokerage company Eastdil Secured to sell the entire stretch of land to the highest bidder.

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Symphony musicians authorize strike if no deal by March 10

The musicians' union began negotiating a new labor agreement 11 months ago; their old contract, which expired in September, was extended to March 10.

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Northbound Lake Shore Drive reopens; city will do spot-checks of similar bridges

As northbound Lake Shore Drive reopened, Mayor Rahm Emanuel called for spot checks of similar bridges; a cracked support forced it to close Monday.

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Students march in Loop to vote early for Amara Enyia

About 25 people who gathered at Daley Plaza to march together to cast their ballots at an early voting site in the Loop Monday morning.

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Mayoral candidates split on pace of gun violence solutions

But moderator Mike Flannery other candidates pushed back on those long-term solutions for their lack of urgency.

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Chicago Black Restaurant Week back Sunday for fourth year, features 37 locations

The fourth annual Chicago Black Restaurant Week starts Monday and will feature 37 black-owned restaurants from throughout the city and suburbs.