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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Robbery suspect to FBI: I 'didn't want to be homeless'

    Robbery suspect to FBI: I 'didn't want to be homeless'
    A man arrested after tellers recognized him as a customer of the bank he robbed Friday told investigators he committed the holdup because he “didn’t want to be homeless,” according to court documents. Robert Alan Bennett, 52, was...
  • Two locomotives break down within hour on Metra line

    Two locomotives break down within hour on Metra line
    Metra has apologized to customers for two locomotive breakdowns that caused hundreds of passengers on the UP Northwest line to be stuck on board trains for up to three hours. The disruption Monday night stemmed from two separate mechanical issues, one...
  • 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...
  • Not enrolling in Obamacare will hit home at tax time

    Not enrolling in Obamacare will hit home at tax time
    Health care navigator Barb Silnes has been warning consumers that they will pay a tax penalty if they don't sign up for insurance very soon. Some reply that they'll swallow the penalty — and maybe get coverage later this year. But in most...
  • 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,...
  • Chicago coffee shops aim to brew perfect cup

    Chicago coffee shops aim to brew perfect cup
    The loud slurping noises were coming from a room toward the back of the coffeehouse as Miro Lomeli lifted cup after cup of brown liquid to his lips. "I'm aerating the coffee as it goes in," he explained, taking another slurp from one of five cups...
  • More new Chicago rooftops, patios and more

    More new Chicago rooftops, patios and more
    >>Read up on the 10 hottest coming-soon rooftops and patios in Chicago for summer 2014 and see these new patios mapped by neighborhood.   Green Street Smoked Meats 112 N. Green St. 312-754-0431 Upon arrival at this West Loop barbecue bar, send a...
  • 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...
  • Longtime WGN Radio crime reporter Larry Schreiner dies at age 72

    Longtime WGN Radio crime reporter Larry Schreiner dies at age 72
    Former WGN radio reporter Larry Schreiner, a legendary crime reporter who covered the John Wayne Gacy serial killings, the Palatine murders and the death of Mayor Harold Washington, passed away Thursday night of cardiac arrest, according to his son Mark...