| Apr 18, 2013
Though Sunday brunch is a year-round option, warm and sunny weather is what brings out the crowds. I can attest to that, having spent most of the last 10 fairly miserable (weatherwise) weekends hitting one brunch after another; I don't think I found a...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 3:19 PM
A man who robbed a Glenview bank this afternoon is believed to have robbed five other Chicago-area banks since October, according to the FBI. The MB Financial Bank, 2200 N. Waukegan Road, was robbed about 2:25 p.m., according to Joan Hyde, a spokeswoman...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 3:11 PM
Chicago has been involved in filmmaking since the technology's very beginnings in the early 1900s, when some of the world's first movie studios operated here. From those early days, when neighborhood kids would sneak onto the Selig Polyscope Co. lot at...
| Oct 2, 2012
Q: Where can one buy English toasting bread in the Chicago area? I bought a loaf earlier this year at a store in the Crest Hill area. But since then have been unable to find it in a store. Worse yet I can't remember the name of the store at which I bought...
| Aug 15, 2013
Chicago Bears offensive tackle Jermon Bushrod, who joined the team in March after signing a five-year, $35 million deal, has paid $790,000 for a four-bedroom, 3,500-square-foot house in Vernon Hills.
Bushrod, 28, previously was with the New Orleans...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 7:21 AM
A male of unknown age was struck and killed by an Amtrak train in the Old Irving Park neighborhood Sunday evening, authorities said.
Amtrak Train No. 341, bound for Milwaukee, struck a pedestrian about 8;17 p.m. while the train was traveling about 79...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 6:56 PM
A South Lawndale man was arrested early Thursday for firing three gunshots into the air in Irving Park after police officers found him trying to hide his gun in his pants, according to court records.
Police officers responded to a call of shots fired at...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 12:11 PM
A 4-year-old girl was shot and seriously hurt on the Northwest Side in one of three shootings across the city that left eight people injured overnight, authorities said.
The first shooting happened shortly about 10:25 p.m., as the girl, Shyla Rivera,...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 9:52 PM
As bullets started pelting the car that they were riding in Sunday night, Javier Rosario says he and his best friend both quickly covered his 4-year-old sister in the back seat to try to shield her from the gunfire.
But Shyla Rivera was still hit in the...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 3:03 PM
Two men were killed and another eight people wounded in shootings all over the city Friday night and Saturday morning.
One of the dead men, 21, was shot just east of the intersection of 79th Streets and Yates Boulevard in the South Chicago neighborhood....
| Mar 28, 2013
| 4:22 PM
It was a long night at the Sands, stretching until about 9:40 by the time it was over, but I am sure it was a memorable night for the high school players, coaches, parents and other adults who were among the 610 there last night for the Via All-Star...
| May 28, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Saturday night, my wife and I went with the Steinbergs to see local author Jack Zimmerman read from a new collection of stories at the Oil Lamp Theater in Glenview. Jack's a true local treasure, a wonderful storyteller and compelling......