| Oct 12, 2011
| 3:55 PM
Lakeview, Logan Square, and the Near North Side, three community areas that don’t typically log homicides, each recorded a homicide in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
In Lakeview, a 29-year-old man was shot to...
| Oct 16, 2011
| 3:56 PM
A Schiller Park man has been charged with bashing another man on the head with a landscaping rock during a brawl that followed a car chase through the Northwest Side this month.
The victim required five staples to close the wound after the alleged...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 11:54 AM
A Northwest Side man was charged early this morning with heaving chunks of concrete at a large plate glass window at the 16th District police station in Jefferson Park Thursday night.
Three officers were injured when they tried to arrest the 38-year-old...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 9:41 AM
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas transit. Shopping bags are filling train seats, and buses are crawling along high-traffic shopping corridors. To keep you in good cheer, Going Public has devised a December transit road map so you can have happy...
| Dec 26, 2011
| 12:30 PM
The end is here.
Every week since April 2009, I took a different CTA bus in an attempt to ride every route from end to end. The project ended Thursday after 139 routes.
After more than 2 1/2 years of riding buses, I have picked up some wisdom (and a...
| Jan 3, 2012
HOURS CHANGES AT CHICAGO POST OFFICES, STARTING JANUARY 17TH
AMC O'Hare 11600 Irving Park Rd. MONDAY-FRIDAY 4 pm - 7 pm SATURDAY Closed
Aon Center 200 E. Randolph St. MONDAY-FRIDAY 8:30 am - 5 pm SATURDAY Closed
Auburn Park 8345 S. Ashland Ave. MONDAY-...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 8:58 AM
It's one of the enduring tropes of Chicago theater: a group of young artists, inspired by the example of Steppenwolf, get together to put on shows and build a family based on aesthetic affinity (and let's face it — romantic...
| May 18, 2011
| 6:17 AM
A fire at a Polish restaurant in the Portage Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side appears to have been set to cover up a burglary, police say.
The fire broke out around 11 p.m. Tuesday at Sami Swoi at 3550 N. Austin Ave., according to Fire...
| May 27, 2011
| 2:41 PM
Late on a Friday afternoon, the worst time of the week for a book signing, cartoonist Ivan Brunetti sat behind the counter at Chicago Comics in Lakeview and waited for fans. He waited and sighed. A line would form, fade away, form, fade. Some customers...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 11:23 AM
Free Wi-Fi will soon be available at 20 New York City parks, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Thursday.
The Wi-Fi roll out is part of a new five-year initiative unveiled by Bloomberg and CEO of AT&T Randall Stephenson.
Wireless internet is already...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 11:40 AM
At least six daytime burglaries in the Jefferson Park area since Dec. 1 have been tied to the same suspect, police said today in a community alert.
The suspect usually enters a large condominium complex and once inside breaks into individual units with a...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 5:26 PM
Police issued a community alert today warning of a series of strong-arm robberies on the Northwest Side in the city’s Jefferson Park neighborhood.
Police said a man approaches women on the sidewalk or in the alley and robs them of their purses,...