| Mar 1, 2014
| 6:19 PM
There were times when Robert Udrow appeared to be in control of the addictions and mental health issues that plagued his family.
But after each sign of progress – a job or a completed college class – those old demons would return.
| Aug 7, 2013
| 8:52 PM
The perplexing folding doors that many CTA passengers hate are closing for the last time on the transit agency's oldest rail cars Thursday, and the public is invited aboard (for the normal fare) to take a ceremonial, end-of-an-era ride.
| Nov 9, 2013
Writing letters since: The great Chicago blizzard of 1967 and the race riots of 1968 (more than 15 published pieces in the Tribune).
Life Story in 50 words or less: Born and raised in Chicago's Jefferson Park; graduated from Steinmetz High...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 6:07 PM
The city unveiled plans Thursday for the largest modernization of the CTA Blue Line since the O’Hare branch was built 30 years ago, a four-year overhaul that officials say will shave 10 minutes off travel between downtown and the nation’s...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 3:05 PM
A man who authorities say pulled a handgun on police has died at a park in Riverside after an officer-involved shooting.
About 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, two Riverside police officers “contacted” the man at Arlington Park near the 3800 block of Van...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 2:12 PM
A man suspected of fatally stabbing a 35-year-old man turned himself in for the Dec. 20 killing late last week, police said.Michael Allen McGilvery, 44, was arrested Friday after he walked into the Los Angeles Police Department’s 77th Street...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 11:15 PM
SACRAMENTO – Bolstered by help from his powerful father, City Council aide Sebastian Ridley-Thomas beat two fellow Democratic candidates in a special primary election Tuesday for a Los Angeles-area seat in the state Assembly.
The vote tally on...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 3:27 PM
Now in its fourth year, the Chicago Fringe Festival moves from Pilsen to Jefferson Park, offering 50 shows at five venues through Sept. 8, along with ancillary shenanigans (lady arm wrestlers and an "air sex competition") at Fringe Central, aka Fischman...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 9:21 AM
A man who held up a bank Sunday morning in the Jefferson Park neighborhood was nabbed shortly afterward with the help of a GPS chip placed in the bundles of cash, police said.
The FBI had no information about charges this morning but said the man...
| Sep 22, 2013
“I like to think I have been a writer my whole life,” says Samantha Hoffman.
She had written through childhood in Toledo, while working in the sales business and as a personal assistant for the last five years (one of her clients was the...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 8:55 PM
A 14-year-old boy was shot in the Park Manor neighborhood, one of at least two people shot in the city Friday afternoon, police said.
The slain boy was identified as Tommy McNeal, 14, of the 7200 block of South Rhodes Avenue, according to the Cook...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 10:45 AM
Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in 11 L.A. neighborhoods, according to an analysis of Los Angeles Police Department data by the Los Angeles Times’ Crime L.A. database.
Two neighborhoods reported a significant increase in...