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  • Man dies after Hermosa neighborhood stabbing

    Man dies after Hermosa neighborhood stabbing
    A 38-year-old man died overnight after he was stabbed earlier this week in the Hermosa neighborhood on the city's Northwest Side. Danny Melendez, of the 5000 block of West Irving Park Road, was pronounced dead at 1:20 a.m. Thursday, a spokeswoman for...
  • FBI looks for man in Northwest Side bank robbery

    FBI looks for man in Northwest Side bank robbery
    The FBI is looking for the man who robbed a bank on the Northwest Side Friday night. It happened about 6:40 p.m. at the Chase Bank branch at 3204 W. Irving Park Rd. in the city's Albany Park neighborhood, according to the FBI. The robber, a white...
  • Stand-up Scene: Lincoln Lodge is back, and the UP Club is packed

    Stand-up Scene: Lincoln Lodge is back, and the UP Club is packed
    "I remember when this neighborhood used to be rich white people," says comedian Adam Burke on opening night of the revamped "Lincoln Lodge" at Subterranean in Wicker Park. "Now it's all wealthy Caucasians." He's not the only one surveying the new digs....
  • Oysters for all: Tips for rookies and long-time fans

    Oysters for all: Tips for rookies and long-time fans
    I once ate a goat eyeball. It was in a taco at the Maxwell Street Market. It was gross. But, I didn't know it would be so terrible until I tried it. And the reason I tried it is because foods that seem challenging at first often turn out to be delicious....
  • Driver insists red light camera ticket is unjustified

    Driver insists red light camera ticket is unjustified
    It was still dark when Jamal Norwood pulled up to the intersection of Austin Avenue and Irving Park Road at 5:31 a.m. Dec. 6. As Norwood had done dozens of times before, he slowed his Saturn Vue to a crawl, rolled past the white stop line on Austin,...
  • Chicago road projects for this year

    Chicago arterial resurfacing projects for this year West 76th Street, from South Vincennes Ave. to South Damen Ave. Cicero Avenue, from West Division Stree to I-290 (Eisenhower Expressway) West 115th Street, from South Vincennes Ave., to South...
  • Louisiana comes to Chicago for Mardi Gras week

    Louisiana comes to Chicago for Mardi Gras week
    Lovers of gumbos, jambalayas and po' boys rejoice: Local restaurants are celebrating Mardi Gras with Cajun and Creole-inspired food specials. Here's a roundup of what chefs are cooking up. Big Jones: James Beard Foundation Award semifinalist Paul...
  • Second man charged in Bensenville killing; Police 'on trail' of gunman

    Second man charged in Bensenville killing; Police 'on trail' of gunman
    The man believed to be the getaway driver in the January shooting death of a Bensenville store clerk appeared in bond court Sunday, and a prosecutor said police are "on the trail" of the alleged triggerman. DuPage County Judge Brian McKillip set bail at...
  • $2.5 million bond for 2nd man charged in Bensenville slaying

    $2.5 million bond for 2nd man charged in Bensenville slaying
    A second man has been charged in the shooting death of a Bensenville tobacco store clerk, DuPage County authorities said Saturday. Tremayne Davis, 23, is due in bond court Sunday on charges of first-degree murder, attempted armed robbery and obstructing...
  • Singer Auguscik rebuilds after a tragic loss

    Singer Auguscik rebuilds after a tragic loss
    Last March, the superb Chicago jazz singer Grazyna Auguscik was rehearsing for one of the biggest concerts of her career, in her native Poland, when she received the worst news of her life. Her partner of more than 20 years, Marek Bajson, had been...
  • Dishes for two on Valentine's Day

    Dishes for two on Valentine's Day
    I don't know when "shareable" became attached to "small" in the dining realm, but waiter patter has included the phrase "small, shareable plates" — spoken without a trace of irony — for some years now. And even though it makes no sense...
  • Chicago officer rescues woman from Portage Park fire

    Chicago officer rescues woman from Portage Park fire
    A Chicago police officer rescued a 72-year-old woman by throwing her over his back and carrying her down the stairs during an extra-alarm fire in the Portage Park neighborhood Sunday night, police said. The blaze left the building destroyed after...