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  • Fourth of July weekend toll: 82 shot, 14 of them fatally, in Chicago

    Fourth of July weekend toll: 82 shot, 14 of them fatally, in Chicago
    For 10 minutes, it seemed like the shooting was everywhere in the South Chicago neighborhood. It started when someone shot and wounded a couple, then two people fired at the shooter, then there was a chase and shots exchanged and a man sitting on a...
  • Exposed wires on utility boxes fixed; 3rd red light ticket dismissed

    Exposed wires on utility boxes fixed; 3rd red light ticket dismissed
    Robert Donahue was told it could take up to a month to fix the damaged utility boxes near his home in Orland Park. It took just a few days. Donahue, featured in the June 3 column, originally contacted "What's Your Problem?" asking for help fixing...
  • A new Equity theater for Albany Park

    A new Equity theater for Albany Park
    Chicago's Albany Park neighborhood is to get a new non-profit theater fashioned, its developers say, more after a swanky lounge and bar than a traditional performance space.  The Windy City Playhouse will be under the artistic directorshop of Amy...
  • Allentown spends $165,000 to improve its basketball courts, other facilities

     
    There's little doubt that Allentown is a summer basketball mecca. The Stellar Summer Boys Basketball League brings teams from throughout the Lehigh Valley and beyond to Cedar Beach every Tuesday and Thursday nights. And, of course, next month's Stellar...
  • Chef Homaro Cantu to open brewery

    Chef Homaro Cantu to open brewery
    Chicago's craft beer scene is getting an unlikely new player: one of the city's most renowned chefs. Homaro Cantu, founder and executive chef of Moto, has signed a lease on a 7,000-square-foot space on the city's Northwest Side, where he plans to open a...
  • World Cup brings international fans together in Chicago

    World Cup brings international fans together in Chicago
    Soldier Field was an ocean of green and red last week when Mexico's national soccer team came to town for a pre-World Cup warm-up match, but here and there were bright dabs of yellow and blue — fans dressed head to toe in the colors of Bosnia-...
  • Shootings leave 4 dead, 14 wounded

    Shootings leave 4 dead, 14 wounded
    Shootings across the city left 4 people dead and at least 14 others wounded in a 12-hour period ending about 3 a.m. Sunday morning. The gun violence from Saturday through early Sunday made it 5 dead and 20 wounded in shootings since late Friday morning....
  • Phil Vettel on Father's Day dining

    Phil Vettel on Father's Day dining
    Father's Day is Sunday, and if you haven't figured out what to do for Dear Ol' Dad, Chicago restaurants are eager to assist. Barbakoa: Father's Day prix-fixe menu, $45, includes five-course dinner and beer or sangria flight. 1341 Butterfield Road,...
  • Cig snitches

    Cig snitches
    The illegal drug trade in Ald. Jason Ervin's 28th Ward isn't all about the hard stuff. The black market for cigarettes, he said, can be just as pervasive—and, in some ways, safer for dealers. "It's similar to the sale of narcotics, where...
  • Germany, Argentina World Cup fans in Chicago show their true colors

    Germany, Argentina World Cup fans in Chicago show their true colors
    Last August, Jeff Heil spent about $100,000 to buy new televisions and a sound system and break down a wall to make the ultimate World Cup viewing space in the Irving Park German restaurant his family has owned since 1977. His investment paid off Sunday,...
  • 12 communities each see a homicide

    Twelve Chicago community areas each logged a gunshot homicide in the last week, according to a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data. On the South Side, killings were recorded in Bridgeport, Chatham, Chicago Lawn, Englewood, Fuller Park, Greater...
  • Man, 44, missing from Irving Park neighborhood

    Man, 44, missing from Irving Park neighborhood
    Authorities are asking for the public's help in locating a 44-year-old man with Autism reported missing from the Irving Park neighborhood. Mark Moritz, of the 4200 block of North Harding Avenue, is described as 5'4'', 180 lbs., with gray hair, green...