O'Hare Airport Celebrates 75th Anniversary Of Namesake's Heroic FlightNavy Lt. Edward “Butch” O’Hare single-handedly shot down five of nine Japanese bombers attacking his aircraft carrier, the Lexington, on Feb. 20, 1942.
Chicago Fire Department Marks Anniversary Of 1910 Stock Yards FireFor more than 90 years, the infamous Chicago Union Stock Yards fire stood as the deadliest blaze for big city firefighters in American history. On the 106th anniversary of the inferno, the Chicago Fire Department honored the 21 firefighters who died battling the intense flames.
Family Of Pearl Harbor Survivor Holds A Remembrance In Des PlainesOn the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks, a salute is made to the veterans of World War II and those who could not be here today, in a Des Plaines auditorium.
'Star Trek,' Which Debuted 50 Years Ago, Foreshadowed Smart Phones, Other Innovations“Star Trek,” the sci-fi phenomenon, debuted 50 years ago. It promised a world full of hope and technological advances.
Lollapalooza Can't Wait For The Weekend, Expands To Four DaysThe announcement for the 2016 dates of Lollapalooza included a surprise: a fourth day.
Emmett Till's Family Leads Memorial Marking 60th Anniversary Of His MurderIt was 60 years ago today that 14-year-old Emmett Till was beaten and shot in the head for reportedly whistling at a white woman while visiting relatives in Mississippi, and his family led a memorial procession to his grave in Alsip.
Nature Museum Offering Free Sunday Admission In OctoberThe Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum has a butterfly haven that's home to more than 1,000 butterflies of 75 different species. Specimens in the museum's collection include nearly 14,000 birds and 15,500 plants.
NIU Marks Anniversary Of Shootings With Bell RingingThe campus planned a bell-ringing for Friday afternoon at 3:06 p.m. to honor those killed Feb. 14, 2008. The students killed were Gayle Dubowski, Catalina Garcia, Julianna Gehant, Ryanne Mace and Daniel Parmenter. The gunman also died.
On Strike Anniversary, Mayor Offers Olive Branch To Teachers Union Boss“When Karen was ill, I sent her a note to say ‘I wish you well. I wish you a happy, healthy new year as well,’ and that I look forward to – when she feels better – to actually have a good conversation,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel said.
10 Years Later, Porch Collapse Survivor Says 'I Cringe When I Think About This'Ten years ago this month, 13 people died when two levels of porches full of party-goers collapsed in Lincoln Park. "I don't remember hitting the ground,” survivor Natalie Brougham said.
Two Years After He Went Missing, Search For Timmothy Pitzen Goes OnIt is impossible for Aurora Police Detective Lee Catavu to fathom the number of hours he has spent trying to bring Timmothy Pitzen home.
Adler Planetarium Celebrates 83rd AnniversaryThe Adler Planetarium in Chicago celebrates its 83rd Anniversary today. When it opened in 1930, Alder had the distinction of being the first planetarium in the Western Hemisphere. The institution is planning another first this year and some of its rarely-seen collections will be part of the show.