| Jun 12, 2014
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...
| Jun 19, 2014
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...
| May 13, 2014
| 3:53 PM
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...
| May 21, 2014
| 5:11 AM
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...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 2:22 PM
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...
| Mar 26, 2014
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...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 1:50 PM
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....
| Jun 12, 2014
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,...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 8:41 AM
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...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 10:00 PM
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Green Street Smoked Meats
112 N. Green St. 312-754-0431
Upon arrival at this West Loop barbecue bar, send a...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 4:21 PM
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...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 4:47 PM
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...