Authorities sought to reassure theatergoers Friday that London's elegant but aging venues are safe after chunks of ornamental plaster fell from a ceiling of the Apollo Theatre, showering patrons with dust and debris and injuring 79 people.
Mayor Emanuel announced that Chicago's airports will kick off the "Holiday Delights Fashion Market", where local retailers and fashion designers will offer travelers gifts for sale and complimentary gift-wrapping services will be available.
A United Methodist pastor defrocked for officiating at his son's same-sex wedding has appealed the decision, a move that offered the latest evidence of a split in the nation's largest mainline Protestant denomination and came as yet another state legalized gay marriage.
Residents are demanding more police protection following the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl on her way to school. She was attacked in the Belmont-Cragin neighborhood on the Northwest Side Tuesday.
Attorneys for a former Ohio doctor who pleaded guilty to killing a pregnant mother acknowledged in a court filing Thursday that he recorded himself having sex with the incapacitated woman but say she caused her own accidental overdose.