Yingying Zhang disappeared on June 9, 2017. (University of Illinois Police Department). Inset: Brendt Christensen (Macon County Sheriff’s Department)

Brendt Christensen Offered to Reveal Location of Yingying Zhang’s Body

Attorneys for Brendt Christensen say he offered to cooperate with investigators and disclose what he did with the Chinese scholar’s remains in return for a life sentence just six months after his arrest.

Henry Gerber was arrested in his Old Town home in 1925 for founding the Society for Human Rights, the nation's first gay rights organization.

The Chicagoan Who Founded the First Gay Rights Organization

The Society for Human Rights, founded by Chicago postal worker Henry Gerber, didn’t last long, but its legacy inspired various groups in the decades to come. 

Chef Won Kim doing graffiti

Chefs off the Clock

What do some of Chicago's most talented chefs do when they're not working in their kitchens? Many have surprising other talents and hobbies, from graffiti to woodworking – meet some of them here.

Students in school hallway with lockers.

CPS Taking New Look at Punishments for Marijuana, Substance Abuse

As Gov. J.B. Pritzker signs legislation to legalize recreational marijuana, Chicago Public Schools is looking to rewrite portions of its student bylaws on pot and other controlled substances.

Boy having fun in a sprinkler.

Lower Summertime Stress and Keep the Joy

Even the joys of summer can present new stresses, like juggling work and family, packing for a trip, sibling conflicts, and constantly hungry or bored children. Here are 5 tips to help decrease the stress and keep the joy.

An older couple on a bench near mountains.

Donor-Advised Fund Gifts

A donor-advised fund is a convenient way to make a charitable donation, and offers some tax advantages. You may establish a DAF with a charitable sponsor by signing an agreement and then making a contribution.

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