| Apr 19, 2013
| 4:46 AM
Ashland Avenue will get a dedicated center bus lane in each direction for express bus service between 95th Street and Irving Park Road, the CTA and Mayor Rahm Emanuel will announce today.
This is the first step in bringing bus rapid transit, service...
| Apr 20, 2013
| 3:47 AM
A 37-year-old man was shot to death in the South Austin neighborhood Friday night, police said, and another man was killed Saturday morning in the Irving Park neighborhood.
The man killed in Austin was shot near Menard Avenue and Thomas Street about 7:...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 1:00 PM
The CTA and Mayor Emanuel's office announced a detailed proposal last week to create express bus service on Ashland Avenue, but don't expect residents, riders or business owners to sign on too quickly.
The project would dedicate one center travel lane...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 6:14 PM
Grand Boulevard and Irving Park in the last week recorded their second homicides of the month, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
In Grand Boulevard, a 15-year-old boy was shot to death Monday in the 700 block of East 50th Street,...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 1:15 PM
Every year around this time, the CTA stars in a high-budget film called "Will there be service cuts and fare hikes next year?"
This year's theme involves CTA president Forrest Claypool and union leaders negotiating over changes to decades-old work rules...
| 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...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 8:01 PM
It wasn’t hard for authorities to track down a North Side man accused of trying to rob one fast food restaurant and actually holding up another one on Broadway this week after they found his gym bag with his identification inside, police said.
| Oct 12, 2012
Lakeview’s northern-most border, Irving Park Road, is dotted with neighborhood taverns stretching from east to west. This itinerary makes the most of the hangouts clustered around the Brown Line station.
Start at The Long Room (1612 W. Irving...
| Oct 12, 2012
Cheesie’s Pub & Grub
958 W. Belmont Ave. 773-388-1574
Grilled cheese sandwiches with unorthodox fillings—think tater tots, mac ’n’ cheese and chicken tenders—were made for a satisfying post-bar meal. Pizzas with toppings...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 3:29 PM
Blokes & Birds
3343 N. Clark St. 773-472-5252
This English gastropub is located just a few blocks south of Wrigleyville’s rowdiest row of bars, and it offers craft cocktails and spiffedup pub fare in lieu of the usual wings and bomb shots.
| Oct 16, 2012
| 9:40 AM
"Chicago Fire" is a new TV series that chronicles firefighters facing life and death on the job, while "Chicago Code" was about cops fighting crime and danger in the city. But the really dangerous jobs in the Chicago area don't involve guns or fires or...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 7:13 AM
A 50-year-old man was arrested yesterday after police said they found more than 100 marijuana plants growing inside his Northwest Side home.
Paul Sherman of the Irving Park neighborhood was charged with one count of felony manufacturing of marijuana,...