Officer slain at Mercy Hospital, married and father of 3 young children, had

Chicago police Officer Samuel Jimenez, who was fatally shot Monday afternoon, was quiet but serious, the kind of consistent and dedicated officer the department needs, commanders who knew him recalled. The 28-year-old patrolman, who was married with three young children, had completed his probationary period in August, 1½ years after joining the Police Department. “He …

As a self-made NBA millionaire, Jabari Parker could buy any car. His latest? A

As a kid, Jabari Parker sometimes got his clothes from the thrift store. The second-hand threads never bothered him. “I found value in my clothes because I wasn’t seeing them elsewhere and some of them started becoming collectible items,” said Parker, sitting inside the sparkling Bulls locker room at the United Center. “Not everybody saw …

Shots fired near Mercy Hospital on Near South Side draw heavy police presence

Authorities were reporting multiple victims in an “active shooter” attack in the area of Mercy Hospital on the Near South Side that brought out a large police presence Monday afternoon. Emergency crews were called to near the hospital, 2525 S. Michigan Ave., about 3:20 p.m. There were “Reports of multiple victims” in the attack, police …

Rolling Stones could make $10M a night, summer tour stops at Soldier Field

The Rolling Stones are re-fueling their tour machine for a series of U.S. stadium dates next year, including a June 21 stop at Soldier Field. The Chicago stop, announced Monday, will conclude the 13-show tour, which opens April 20 in Miami. It will continue a remarkable seven-decade touring career that began in 1964. Core members …

Northwestern study adds fuel to discussion over sesame allergies, food labels

Sesame is the ninth most common food allergen for kids, and nearly one in three children with a sesame allergy is rushed to the emergency room each year, according to new research that comes as the federal government considers adding sesame to the list of allergens that food manufacturers must include on their labels. “This …

Eddie Jackson corrals pick-six, Bears lead Vikings 25-14 in 4th quarter

The Bears defense looked like it was made for prime time Sunday night in a 25-20 victory over the Vikings at Soldier Field. The Bears forced three Vikings turnovers and pressured quarterback Kirk Cousins at key points throughout the night to help lift the Bears to their fourth straight victory and a 7-3 record. The …

Blackhawks' Patrick Kane isn't showing any signs of slowing down as he turns 30

If the Blackhawks haven’t had a trying enough season already, consider this fact: Patrick Kane turns 30 on Monday. Kane is the final player of the Hawks’ vaunted core to reach that milestone — Jonathan Toews turned 30 on April 29 — but he’s still firmly in the prime of his career. There’s plenty of …

Tied at halftime, No. 1 Alabama romps past The Citadel 50-17

Tua Tagovailoa passed for 340 yards and three touchdowns but No. 1 Alabama struggled for 30-plus minutes before putting away The Citadel in a 50-17 victory on Saturday. The Crimson Tide (11-0), which had coasted against Southeastern Conference opponents, went into halftime tied 10-10 with the FCS Bulldogs (4-6). It wasn’t until ‘Bama scored two …