| Jun 28, 2012
| 2:44 PM
We like to complain about heat and humidity around here. But today was one of those days where you don't even try to complain, you just walk outside and get KNOCKED. OUT.
It's hot outside. Near 100 degrees, topping it in some areas. The heat index soared...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 6:41 PM
Police have issued a community alert warning of a purse snatcher who attacks female shoppers while they are unloading carts in parking lots on the Northwest Side.
Police said the robber approached the victims while they were unloading shopping carts...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 3:44 PM
The Cook County medical examiner’s office has determined today that three people have died of heat-related causes, increasing the number to 22 people who have died since the beginning of last week’s heat wave.
Dorothy J. Short, 68, of the...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 3:15 PM
A Northwest Side church has dropped its bid to purchase the Portage Theater in the Six Corners shopping district, a move the local alderman had warned would threaten efforts at a revival in the area.
Chicago Tabernacle Church released a statement...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 8:22 AM
Part of the CTA Blue line was shut down briefly this morning as Chicago Fire Department crews checked out a smell of burning rubber in the subway at the Belmont stop on the line.
Crews were dispatched to a call of smoke in the subway at the stop, in...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 8:57 PM
A man on a railroad overpass was fatally struck by an Amtrak train and thrown to the street below in the Old Irving Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side, authorities said.
Joseph Maczko, 59, of the 3300 block of North Kildare Avenue, was dead on the...
| Aug 19, 2012
| 7:49 PM
A Chicago man pretended to work at a North Side street festival Saturday so he could stuff hundreds of dollars in admission donations into his pocket, authorities said.
Christopher Urban, 39, was arrested and charged with theft about 5 p.m. Saturday at...
| Sep 20, 2012
Hungry for a taste of Lincoln Square’s German heritage? This lineup covers the best of the neighborhood, starting with a few bars on Irving Park before heading north through Lincoln Square proper.
Start your trip by hopping off the Irving Park...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 2:52 PM
Even if the real estate market were in Armageddon mode, many real estate industry types could still be expected to give you an enthusiastic "yes!" if you asked them, "Is now a good time to sell my house?"
But given the near-avalanche of somewhat...
| Mar 21, 2013
When it's this frigid outside, the idea of attempting a weekend brunch that goes beyond toaster waffles eaten while huddled under a blanket seems downright unreasonable. If there's anything that stands the chance to ply you from the cozy comforts of...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 1:36 PM
When it comes to playing through pain, Chicago tenor saxophonist Frank Catalano has more experience than most of his colleagues.
Eighteen years ago, he severed the middle finger of his right hand while fixing his car, enduring surgery to reattach it and...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 4:14 PM
A car that disappeared early Thursday with an 18-month-old girl inside was stolen by a man who lives near where the car was found hours later in Bensenville, police said today.
Adan Ozuna, 34, of the 1000 block of Argyle Street in Bensenville, is...