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  • Bidding farewell to Katerina's

    Bidding farewell to Katerina's
    A few weeks ago, clubowner Katerina Carson made a major life decision that will affect jazz musicians and audiences across the Chicago area: She decided to close her widely admired nightspot, Katerina's, by the end of this month. The move to "retire"...
  • CPD to monitor Albany Park roads for DUI offenders Friday

    CPD to monitor Albany Park roads for DUI offenders Friday
    An effort to crackdown on drunken driving continues this weekend in Chicago, where police will be focusing on the Albany Park neighborhood. Officers will be be stationed at and around the corner of Irving Park Road and Springfield Avenue from 7 p.m....
  • How accessible is the CTA?

    How accessible is the CTA?
    There are certain CTA stations that seem almost impossible to navigate, even if you are in good shape. Take the Sheridan Red Line stop, for example. The stairwell is narrow and is known to get slick with puddles after rain. Or the Central Purple Line...
  • Boy, 16, dies after falling off rocks along Lake Michigan

    Boy, 16, dies after falling off rocks along Lake Michigan
    A 16-year-old boy who drowned after falling off rocks along Lake Michigan on the North Side, despite efforts by his friends to pull him out of the water, has been identified, authorities said. An autopsy today determined Gyron Webb, of the 1400 block of...
  • Historic Patio Theater in Portage Park is for sale

    Historic Patio Theater in Portage Park is for sale
    The Patio Theater in Portage Park is for sale, according to Demetri Kouvalis, who rehabbed the venue three years ago.  Built in 1927, the movie theater has been in Kouvalis’ family since 1987. Closed since May due to a broken air conditioner,...
  • CTA president: No plans to restore Lincoln Avenue bus cut

    CTA president: No plans to restore Lincoln Avenue bus cut
    CTA president Forrest Claypool said Wednesday the agency has no plans to restore a controversial 2012 cut of Lincoln Avenue bus service despite a North Side alderman's push to have service reinstated. "We have no plans to change our previous crowding...
  • Police shoot boy, 14, on Northwest Side -- third in 18 hours

    Police shoot boy, 14, on Northwest Side -- third in 18 hours
    Police officers shot three people over 18 hours across Chicago Friday, including a 14-year-old boy who died. Police said they found guns at two of the scenes and, in the third incident, were threatened by a man who claimed to have a gun but did not....
  • Two boys, 14 and 16, among five people shot by Chicago police

    Two boys, 14 and 16, among five people shot by Chicago police
    Two of the five people shot by Chicago police over 36 hours were boys ages 14 and 16, both of them killed when they refused to drop their guns, officials said. The 14-year-old was fatally shot by police Friday night in the Old Irving Park neighborhood...
  • 'Saturday Night Live' alum Nora Dunn sells Chicago condo for $258K

    'Saturday Night Live' alum Nora Dunn sells Chicago condo for $258K
    Chicago-born actress and comedian Nora Dunn, one of the few alums of TV's "Saturday Night Live" based in the Chicago area, has sold her two-bedroom vintage condominium unit in Ukrainian Village for $258,500 and paid $185,000 for a condo in Evanston....
  • Boy dies after falling from second floor window

    Boy dies after falling from second floor window
    A 3-year-old boy died Wednesday night after he fell from a second floor window at a home on the city's Northwest Side. The boy, Mohammed Alyamani, was pronounced dead at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lutheran General Hospital, a spokesman for the Cook County...
  • Fest planner: July 18-20

    Fest planner: July 18-20
    Holy jorts, Batman, it's already time for Pitchfork. The indie music fest returns to Union Park this weekend with another three-day lineup of established and on-the-brink acts, not to mention some of the best fest fashion and people-watching of the...
  • Mexique's Carlos Gaytan on life after 'Top Chef'

    Mexique's Carlos Gaytan on life after 'Top Chef'
    A miracle is a coincidence you know can't be a coincidence. How else could Carlos Gaytan explain what happened 17 months ago — with his West Town restaurant Mexique spiraling into debt, he and his wife, Iliamar, decided it could no longer go on....