Film and stage director Mike Nichols (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Director, Second City Alum Mike Nichols Dead At 83

Mike Nichols, the director of matchless versatility who brought fierce wit, caustic social commentary and wicked absurdity to such film, TV and stage hits as “The Graduate,” ”Angels in America” and “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” has died. He was 83.


Director Spike Lee talks with CBS 2's Jim Williams about his new, independently produced film, "Red Hook Summer." (CBS)

Spike Lee Still Courting Controversy With Latest Film

The prominent director talks with CBS 2’s Jim Williams about his latest movie, “Red Hook Summer,” a coming-of-age story sure to trigger debate among audience members.


Alderman Joe Moore

Ald. Moore To Head Up Illinois EPA?

Gov. Pat Quinn’s office says it’s just a rumor at this point, but talk is circulating that Ald. Joe Moore (49th) might be going off to Springfield as the new head of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.

CBS Chicago–11/18/2011

Hiram Grau

Quinn Names Former Chicago Cop As State Police Chief

Gov. Pat Quinn has tapped a former high-ranking Chicago police officer and top aide at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office to run the Illinois State Police.

CBS Chicago–03/25/2011

Patrick Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald On Short-List For New FBI Director?

U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald may be in for a major promotion.

CBS Chicago–03/16/2011

File Photo Of Chicago Police Car (Getty Images)

Director Accused Of Embezzling $290K From Union League Club Foundation

A 58-year-old woman was charged with embezzling nearly $290,000 from a foundation affiliated with the Union League Club of Chicago, officials said.