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  • Life on Chicago homefront during WWII

    Life on Chicago homefront during WWII
    Shortly after news of Pearl Harbor reached Chicago, Army Pvt. John Landers walked into the Warren Avenue police station and told the cops he'd gone AWOL from a base in Texas 13 days earlier. The 20-year-old had intended to the see the sights of the big...
  • Rosetta Stone under scrutiny in D102

    Rosetta Stone under scrutiny in D102
    A number of Chicago-area schools use Rosetta Stone to help teach foreign languages, but La Grange Elementary School District 102 officials are taking a step back from the technology to assess whether it's worth the cost. The District 102 Board is set to...
  • 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...
  • Neverias: Cool treats year-round

    Neverias: Cool treats year-round
    As fall's cool days swiftly start to outnumber those warm ones on the tail end of summer, mojitos and margaritas are replaced by warm cider and pumpkin spice lattes. But for those with a sweet tooth, the wonders of Mexican neverias (ice cream shops) are...
  • 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...
  • Stolen credit card helps U.S. marshals nab suspect in deadly carjacking spree

    Stolen credit card helps U.S. marshals nab suspect in deadly carjacking spree
    The use of a stolen credit card in Milwaukee helped U.S. marshals nab a north suburban man who police say went on a weekend carjacking spree in Chicago and caused a crash that killed an 11-year-old boy.  Rockie Douglas, 34, was waiting for food at a...
  • 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...
  • $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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Crews battle extra-alarm fire in Irving Park

    Crews battle extra-alarm fire in Irving Park
    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...
  • 2 big CTA projects included in Obama transit funding list

    2 big CTA projects included in Obama transit funding list
    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...