| 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...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 12:14 PM
Homeless people seeking overnight help in finding shelter are on their own when it comes to transportation, after Chicago cut the 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. outreach crews that once hit the streets during those hours, a top city official said today.
| Dec 23, 2011
| 1:29 PM
A Northwest Side alderman likely will not be allowed to run for re-election as the 35th Ward Democratic committeeman because of a challenge to the number of signatures he submitted to get his name on the ballot.
Yolanda Sayre, a hearing officer for the...
| May 19, 2012
| 12:27 PM
Three out-of-state men arrested in a Bridgeport apartment raid days before the NATO summit considered hitting President Obama's campaign headquarters, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's house and police stations with "incendiary devices," according to court documents....
| Oct 24, 2011
Jenny Kales spent the last few hours of a recent Halloween night scraping from her front stoop the peanut butter candies that trick-or-treaters had dropped in their dashes from door to door. She's not an obsessive cleaner, mind you, just a mother of a...
| Mar 2, 2012
It all started about 20 years ago, when Monica Haslip, 46, decided to buy an abandoned home for her and her baby on the South Side of Chicago.
She realized quickly that her home would need tons of work, care and love. So she invited the children around...
| Jan 28, 2011
| 1:20 PM
The death of a Schiller park tavern owner found after an extra-alarm fire at his business has been ruled a homicide.
An autopsy today found that George Markopoulos, 67, was the victim of an assault and suffered cranial cerebral injuries and blunt head...
| Feb 2, 2012
Paul Kahan is the opposite of an enigma. He is easily explained. He is pleased by simple pleasures. He defines his life by four pillars: chef, record-store geek, husband, law-abiding citizen. Everything else is noise.
In judgment, he renders halfway...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 7:59 AM
Thursday's Dining cover story is our profile on chef Paul Kahan as he and his team prepare to open Publican Quality Meats, the Fulton Market butcher shop. A few newsworthy items from the piece:
*** As we reported earlier, Publican Quality Meats is...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 3:00 PM
A woman is at a hospital this afternoon, in “bad shape” after jumping off an overpass and landing on westbound I-290 near Itasca, according to State Police.
The first responding trooper found the 34-year-old woman, who was able to talk after...
| May 10, 2012
| 12:57 PM
One Friday night in Chicago, two stand-up worlds. The first world: In the established, Old Town room, the nationally known Greg Proops fires off his California hipster comedy, heavy on attitude, high on his own intelligence, thick with high-culture...
| Apr 1, 2011
Imagine that you are an eager home hunter who can't believe your luck. The newly listed property you are touring exceeds all the criteria on your wish list: It's sparkling clean with every amenity you desire. The price is right, too.
But you step outside...