| Aug 25, 2014
| 2:11 PM
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday vetoed legislation that would have established statewide regulations on ride-sharing services that compete with taxis, saying he didn’t want to put in place a “one-size-fits-all approach” on an...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 9:22 PM
Whoever thought Millennium Park would become a place for lovers?
But on a hot July afternoon in Chicago, on a footprint where tracks once visibly sliced through a great American city, a skinny couple cavorts on the verdant lawn of Pritzker Pavilion....
| Jul 22, 2014
| 2:01 PM
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a lawsuit against AutoZone alleging the company unjustly fired a Chicago man for refusing to be transferred because of his race.
The complaint alleges that AutoZone attempted in 2012 to...
| Jun 20, 2014
When the local home sales report for May is released Monday morning, it is expected to show the same factors that have bedeviled buyers for months — lack of inventory, higher prices and shorter marketing times.
It also is expected to show that...
| Jun 22, 2014
Gentrification is good for almost any business. But for funeral homes, it can be a death knell.
Consider Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood, where the Herdegen-Brieske Funeral Home is closing Sept. 15, partly because older people have moved away.
| May 24, 2014
| 3:38 PM
A South Side man is facing an assault charge after allegedly threatening a Chicago Public Schools teacher with an air rifle outside a Gage Park school building.
Prosecutors said David C. Arias, 21, approached a teacher outside Christopher Elementary...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 9:27 AM
At least 15 people were taken to hospitals after in a crash involving a CTA bus this morning on the Southwest Side.
Shortly before 10 a.m., CTA officials said an SUV going southbound on Western Avenue made contact with the northbound No. 49 Western...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 6:08 AM
Police shot and killed a knife-wielding man in a Gage Park home after officers were unable to subdue him with a Taser, officials said.
Police were responding to a possible violation of an order of protection around 5:45 p.m. Monday when they found...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 8:04 PM
At least 36 people were shot in Chicago, four of them fatally, in as many hours over the weekend, with more than half of the shootings occurring over a half-day period stretching into early Sunday.
Officers responded to at least 27 incidents, starting...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 11:10 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today declined to say whether he got a specific pledge from legislative leaders to deal with the city’s pension mess, even as the Illinois legislature is preparing to vote in Springfield today on a state pension reform package...
| Sep 26, 2013
As fall's cool days swiftly start to outnumber those warm ones on the tail end of summer, mojitos and margaritas are replaced by warm cider and pumpkin spice lattes. But for those with a sweet tooth, the wonders of Mexican neverias (ice cream shops) are...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 1:52 AM
Police are searching for a 16-year-old girl missing from the Southwest Side's Gage Park neighborhood.
Daniella Bautista, of the 3400 block of West 59th Place, is described is 5'6'', 120 lbs., with brown eyes, brown hair and a medium complexion,...