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  • 2013 outdoor dining and drinking preview

    2013 outdoor dining and drinking preview
    "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...
  • 8 shot, 1 fatally, in under an hour

    8 shot, 1 fatally, in under an hour
    Shootings within an hour of each other left a 19-year-old man dead and seven men injured early this morning, authorities said. About 1:50 a.m., the 19-year-old and a 23-year-old man were shot while walking in the 1300 block of West Hastings Street on...
  • Body found in burned garage on Northwest Side

    Body found in burned garage on Northwest Side
    Authorities are conducting a death investigation after finding a body in a burned garage in the Irving Park neighborhood Sunday night. Officials found the body inside a car after extinguishing a fire about 8:25 p.m. in the garage in the 3700 block of...
  • Chicago crime overnight report

    Chicago crime overnight report
    A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk. • A veteran police officer in west suburban Lyons spotted a burning building and rushed inside early this morning, starting a dramatic rescue in which a toddler was dropped from a second-...
  • Jampacked weekend will run gamut from avant-garde to boogie-woogie

    Jampacked weekend will run gamut from avant-garde to boogie-woogie
    We're about to begin a remarkably lively jazz weekend, even by Chicago standards. Among the highlights: The Engines: This enterprising ensemble has been offering a stylistically free-ranging music for nearly a decade, but this weekend's engagement...
  • Burger review: Leadbelly

    Burger review: Leadbelly
    Burger review: Leadbelly 5739 W. Irving Park Road 773-283-7880 Rating: !!!! (out of 4) As I look back on all of my burger-eating adventures, one sentiment has continued to hold true: A good burger is worth the journey. So when I heard the delightfully...
  • CTA fare drama: Here we go again

    CTA fare drama: Here we go again
    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...
  • ID found after robbery leads to suspect

    ID found after robbery leads to suspect
    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. A...
  • Irving Park pub crawl

    Irving Park pub crawl
    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...
  • Late-night noshing in Wrigleyville

    Late-night noshing in Wrigleyville
    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...
  • Wrigleyville notables and hidden gems

    Wrigleyville notables and hidden gems
    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. Sola...
  • The most dangerous jobs in Chicago--and the state

    The most dangerous jobs in Chicago--and the state
    "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...