| Dec 2, 2012
Half a century ago, the unthinkable became all too thinkable as the Soviet Union and the United States engaged in a game of chicken, played with nuclear bombs.
On Oct. 22, 1962, President John F. Kennedy went on television to announce that the Soviet...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 5:55 PM
Former Chicago Ald. Ambrosio Medrano was convicted of corruption Tuesday for a third time and could face more than a decade in prison after pleading guilty in a 2010 bribery scheme to influence a bandage contract at Stroger Hospital.
| May 31, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Chuck Betzold, the man I once christened "Geoffrey Baer in spongy shoes," will kick off this year's series of "historical fun runs" Sunday morning with a jogging tour of Bridgeport and the Illinois Michigan Canal. Our run begins with a......
| Sep 2, 2013
| 4:29 PM
A Cicero man accused of fatally shooting one man and injuring two others during an argument at a weekend party in Chicago's Bridgeport neighborhood was ordered held on $2 million bail Monday.
Vidal Martinez, 20, of the 1300 block of South 58th Avenue,...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 5:43 PM
Chicago police today issued a community alert today seeking the public's help to locate the driver of a car that fatally struck a 21-year-old woman in the Bridgeport neighborhood on Friday.
Carissa Hinz was killed at about 11:03 p.m. on the 3200 block of...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 4:51 PM
A man handed a note to a bank teller today demanding $20,000 but he fled after the teller declined to give him any money.
The unsuccessful bank robbery occurred about 1:45 p.m. at the Chicago Community Bank at 1110 W. 35th St., in the Bridgeport...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 8:42 PM
A building is not, of course, a living thing, and so, unless it's the one you work in, live in or visit with some regularity, you probably take most of the city's thousands of other buildings for granted.
There are, of course, the stars, those...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 7:16 AM
Firefighters were still on the scene of a smoldering warehouse in Bridgeport this morning, pouring water on hot spots after a 5-11 alarm fire raced through the five-story building as a third of the department's on-duty personnel fought it.
| Jan 24, 2013
| 7:38 AM
Fire has rekindled at a Bridgeport warehouse that was gutted by a massive extra-alarm blaze earlier this week.
Fire officials had expected the fire to start up again because of the magnitude of Tuesday night's 5-11 alarm fire and the old timber in the...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 4:34 AM
Eight parked police cars and two dead men -- the victims of Chicago's first double homicide of 2013 -- ringed the outside of Kevin's Hamburger Heaven in Bridgeport early Saturday morning.
The two bodies – one facing north, the other south –...
| Jan 26, 2013
| 8:50 AM
A nearly 100-year-old Bridgeport warehouse is on fire again this morning after it was gutted during a 5-alarm fire on Tuesday, according to the Chicago Fire Department.
About 10 a.m., a tower ladder truck was sent to the scene to handle the rekindle...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 9:04 AM
Ina Chadwick, whose MouseMuse Productions presents storytelling shows throughout Fairfield County, and who, as a storyteller herself, just took part in the inaugural episode of the new “Get to the Point!” storytelling series at New Haven&...