| Jun 27, 2013
| 12:20 PM
A judge set bail at $10,000 today for a Northwest Side man who is charged with stealing a valuable violin from a woman after the theft was captured on surveillance video at O’Hare International Airport, police said.
Volodymyr Babiy appeared today...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 4:43 AM
The greatest -- or at the least the most publicly accessible -- victory lap in all of sports has picked up where it left off three years ago, with the Blackhawks trotting the Stanley Cup around Chicago as the city celebrates its second NHL championship...
| Jun 19, 2013
The following items were taken from police reports.
•A bike was reported stolen at the train depot at 25 W. Burlington Ave. on June 14.
•A customer at The Runner's Sole, at 5 S. La Grange Road, asked a clerk "if he was gay and...
| Jun 20, 2013
It took Bob and Angie Kleinfelder several years to save up for their upcoming trip to the International Lions Club Convention in Hamburg, Germany.
The Crest Hill couple, both retired and as they put it "mildly handicapped," paid extra for business class...
| Jun 19, 2013
Writer Keith Huff talks "Mad Men," "House of Cards" and his world premiere noir comedy play at Lookingglass
He won a Writer's Guild Award for "Mad Men," wrote for the first season of "House of Cards" and is currently working on a new SyFy show called...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 12:37 PM
Elmhurst City Council members heard Monday that Illinois Tollway plans for new western access to Chicago O'Hare International Airport are getting underway and include some direct benefits for the city.
Lidia Pilecky of consulting firm CH2M Hill laid out...
| Jul 1, 2013
The cost of riding the CTA Blue Line from O'Hare International Airport increases by 122 percent on Monday for many riders who haven't already been hit by the fare hike.
The price jumps to $5 from $2.25 for what the CTA considers "premium-level" rail...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Midway is the little airport that could.
Despite numerous hurdles, it managed to become the busiest airport in the world, a title it held for at least 15 years. Don't remember the golden age? The little airfield on the city's Southwest Side...
| Mar 5, 2013
The Illinois Tollway this year will go full speed on a $12 billion construction program, touting it as a jobs generator that will put an estimated 120,000 people to work over 15 years.
But while additional billions in increased tolls already are adding...
| Mar 6, 2013
Rita VanderWaal lives outside Chicago. Her boss works out of company headquarters in Troy, Mich. Her office is ostensibly in suburban West Dundee. But she usually works from home — unless she's on the road, as she was Tuesday.
"My boss is quite...
| Dec 21, 2012
A friend recently gave me something I hadn't received for Christmas in a very long time.
"Frangos!" I exclaimed. "I haven't had Frangos in forever."
I stripped away the shiny gift wrap, and it was like opening a door to Christmas past. A dark green...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 10:20 AM
It may seem more like an infernal equinox.
When spring arrives at 6:02 a.m. Wednesday, it's likely some areas around Chicago will be wincing from wind chills below zero.
And while temperatures will warm up as the week goes along, there are rumblings...