While traveling the world exploring the science of what makes things funny, we stumbled on an important question: What makes a good comedy club? According to many of the comics we interviewed, a “good room” is one that’s dimly lit, densely packed, with hard chairs, low ceilings, a red curtain, and nothing at all that’s blue.
As part of the series “Images of America,” Dr. Stanford Shulman compiled photographs of Children’s Memorial Hospital – now Lurie Children’s Hospital – tracing the hospital’s history, starting as an 8-bed cottage in 1882.
To some, youth violence in Chicago is nothing more than statistics taking up time on their nightly newscast. Carlos Javier Ortiz — in his upcoming book titled We All We Got … — hopes to show you more than a bunch of numbers. He hopes to show you the victims, families and communities plagued by violence, and he hopes you’ll see just how human they really are.
Nicknamed “Nubs,” the multi-colored parakeet was one of nearly 500 birds found living in a home last October. About 150 birds were dead.
Chicago Public Schools officials denied rumors Friday that they had banned the graphic novel “Perseopolis” from its schools, explaining they only determined it was inappropriate for use in 7th grade curriculum.
CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist talks with the Chicago creator of the Shred Diet.
What do you do when your elf leaves and doesn’t come back? Mount a search party? Hire a private detective? You contact customer service, which is exactly what Fred Sasaki did. Here’s how that went…
The donated book was Robert Stone’s novel “Outerbridge Reach.” But it was really just a holding place for a gold A.S.M. .31-caliber, a single-shot black powder handgun with a wooden handle.
A Will County attorney is looking to write a book about his role as foreman on the Christopher Vaughn murder trial.
A south suburban school district has fired the guidance counselor and former basketball coach who wrote a book that some say crossed the line, sexually speaking.
Buddy Guy has influenced the likes of some of the most famous guitarists like Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix and Keith Richards but his early beginnings were simple growing up in Mississippi.
The saga of Rod Blagojevich involved no shortage of the bizarre and the tawdry, but a book about the deposed and imprisoned governor set for release next month may top it all yet again.
NBA Hall-of-Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar urged Chicago Public Schools students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The single life is a challenge for many people – dating and finding the right romantic partner are not easy. But for one segment of the population, it is even more difficult, according to a new and controversial book. CBS 2’s Jim Williams takes a look at “Is Marriage for White People?” by Ralph Richard Banks.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is dismissing the assertions in a new book that he had a strained relationship with First Lady Michelle Obama when he was White House Chief of Staff.
The Transportation Security Administration says officers found two throwing daggers hidden in a hollowed-out book at a checkpoint at Reagan-Washington National Airport.
Whether buying books for yourself or others, here’s a list of the best local bookshops to visit.
A new book out today alleges that Mayor Rahm Emanuel used his insider status to rack up big gains in the stock market.
The Chicago-born hip-hop artist and actor Common drew a crowd of at least 200 this afternoon at Macy’s Loop store.
Over the holiday weekend, former Cicero Town President Betty Loren-Maltese sold much of her belongings at a yard sale. Next, she’ll try to sell a book to help pay her bills and some of the restitution she still owes the government from her 2006 corruption conviction.