| May 14, 2013
| 3:43 PM
How much does Chicago love its beer? Our craft beer week is 11 days long, if that's any indication. The fourth annual Chicago Craft Beer Week (May 16-26) is busier than past years, with 21 new breweries joining the lineup of tastings, tap takeovers and $4...
| May 15, 2013
| 6:13 AM
An 83-year-old man was struck and killed by a car as he rode a bicycle on the Northwest Side.
Leonard Ratajczyk was riding west in the 7800 block of West Irving Park Road around 9:10 p.m. Tuesday when a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu hit his bicycle, according...
| May 3, 2013
| 2:04 PM
Gerry Klemm was watching television late Thursday when she heard screaming and ran down the stairs to see a man standing over a woman who was bleeding.
"I opened my door to see if I could see where it was coming from and I had to go downstairs. ......
| Apr 19, 2013
| 6:30 AM
A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk.
• A briefcase left at the Thorndale CTA stop prompted police to stop Red Line traffic in both directions until 4:45 a.m. Someone had left the briefcase at the Red Line stop at 1100 W....
| Apr 17, 2013
| 9:59 AM
The North Side saw two homicides in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
In Irving Park, a 19-year-old man was shot to death Saturday in the 4200 block of West Irving Park Road, police said.
One day earlier, a 5-month-old...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 5:02 AM
Eight people were shot Thursday afternoon and Friday morning from the Old Irving Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side to the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side, police said.
A man, 34, was dropped off at Our Lady of the Resurrection...
| 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,...
| Apr 14, 2013
| 3:24 PM
Miguel Cancel planned to celebrate his daughter’s second birthday at Chuck E. Cheese’s on Sunday. The party was called off after the young father was shot and killed early Saturday in the Old Irving Park neighborhood.
Cancel, 19, and two...
| Apr 16, 2013
"Do you remember when it was 80 degrees in March last year?"
Yup, that might be the most common complaint muttered by coat-clad Chicagoans this spring.
Sure, summer didn't come early this year as it did last, but that hasn't stopped dozens of...