| Dec 16, 2012
| 1:19 PM
A west suburban man has been charged after sending friends a text message saying he had been kidnapped, leading up to an hours-long, multi-unit police investigation that ended early Saturday with the man saying it was all a joke.
At a Sunday bond...
| 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 3, 2012
About eight years ago, Sam Rea planned to take his father to see the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. He thought the trip would be an opportunity to honor his dad, but also a chance to bond and get answers to questions he'd always wanted...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 12:34 PM
CTA riders had mixed reactions about their commute Monday, the first workday since the agency's service cuts and additions took effect.
Steffany Amacher of Lakeview typically takes the No. 80-Irving Park bus, the Brown Line and the Red Line to the...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 5:46 PM
The CTA attempted to de-crowd buses and trains Monday — and da crowd cheered and da crowd booed.
Old habits, particularly commuting habits, are highly resistant to change. That was the case for many transit customers forced to try a new way to...
| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 10:09 AM
The songs of Nick Drake get under your skin, insinuating their way into your consciousness through the gentle contours of their melody lines and the expressive urgency of their lyrics.
And though Drake died in 1974, at age 26, with a slender...
| Dec 17, 2010
In panel vans and rusted sports sedans, the men trolled Chicago alleys and placid suburban cul-de-sacs, offering children rides and tempting them with candy bars, juice boxes, even cash. Some made plaintive appeals about finding a lost puppy. Others...
| Jan 13, 2011
| 4:32 AM
Pat Brickhouse, the widow of longtime Cubs broadcaster Jack Brickhouse, asks Kerry Wood for an autograph at O'Donovan's on January 12, 2011. (Luis Arroyave/Chicago Tribune) Not only is Kerry Wood back, but so is his goatee. The 33-year-old pitcher was...
| Jan 13, 2011
| 4:33 PM
For more information on the many programs and places of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, call 630-933-7200, or visit dupageforest.org. Monday, Jan. 17Ice …...
| Mar 24, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Chicago-themed art—from paintings to photographs to sculpture—is easy to find. The lakefront and skyscrapers are all right, but there's plenty to be inspired by further west....