| Mar 5, 2014
| 4:08 PM
Two high-priority CTA projects that lack money for construction — the overhauls of the Red Line north branch and Purple Line and a planned bus rapid transit corridor along Ashland Avenue — are on a national list of mass-transit initiatives...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 7:39 AM
Chicago firefighters battled a stubborn extra-alarm fire that started in an auto repair shop this morning and spread to two other building in the Irving Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side.
The fire started not long after 3 a.m. and firefighters...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 12:19 PM
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...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Sure, you survived the Polar Vortex, but that doesn't make leaving the warm cocoon of your apartment any easier. Lucky for you, dozens of restaurants have launched delivery service within the last year, which means you can feast on a chef-made meal...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 10:45 AM
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...
| Mar 2, 2014
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,...
| Jan 27, 2014
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...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 8:44 AM
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...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 7:55 AM
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...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 7:28 AM
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...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 6:47 AM
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...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 11:19 AM
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...