| Oct 3, 2013
| 8:42 AM
Tom Clancy, the prolific Baltimore-born author whose novels "The Hunt for Red October" and "Patriot Games" inspired blockbuster movies and action-packed video games, earning him the nickname "king of the techno-thriller," died Tuesday at Johns Hopkins...
| Nov 5, 2013
The high-flying Bagby Restaurant Group has set Nov. 22 as the opening date for Cunningham's, its first restaurant in Baltimore County.
Cunningham's, which will open in the newly renovated Towson City Center, follows Bagby's other restaurants, Bagby...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 10:00 PM
You've already waited in line for popcorn at Garrett. You've endured verbal abuse at The Wieners Circle. And you've devoured the Chicago classic that is the Italian beef sandwich (Al's #1 and Johnnie's being the best, depending on who you ask).
| May 13, 2014
| 1:06 PM
Chicago Bears legend Mike Ditka is the new spokesman for Al’s Beef and Nancy’s Pizza.
In a partnership that seems right out of a Saturday Night Live "Superfans" skit, Da Coach was introduced Tuesday at the site of a new Al’s Beef...
| May 15, 2014
Before selling their Little Italy condominium in September, John Sherman and Mary Slater obtained a certified document from the city of Chicago saying the couple owed nothing for their water bill.
The document, dated Aug. 29, showed that Sherman and...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 9:11 AM
The street appears frozen in time. If you stood at 24th Street and stared south down Oakley Avenue, the view probably doesn't look that different from 30 years ago. This is the heart of the Heart of Chicago neighborhood.
On this stretch of Oakley there'...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 6:17 PM
Vincent Petrella loved his job at the tollway, especially being out on the road in weather people hated.
"He just loved it," said his sister Maria Petrella. "He always looked forward to it when it came to snow. He was just a hard worker."
| Jan 29, 2014
| 1:41 PM
The semi driver who caused a fiery accident that killed a tollway worker and badly injured a state trooper had been working 36 hours at the time of the crash, a prosecutor said today as bail was set at $150,000.
Renato V. Velasquez, 46, of Hanover Park...
| Dec 25, 2013
At a glance, the scene of people unloading trucks and unpacking boxes at a Bucktown neighborhood church on a recent Saturday could have been any end-of-year donation drive for the Chicago area's less fortunate.
But instead of unacquainted volunteers...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 7:21 AM
Shootings within an hour of each other left a 19-year-old man dead and seven men injured early this morning, authorities said.
About 1:50 a.m., the 19-year-old and a 23-year-old man were shot while walking in the 1300 block of West Hastings Street on...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 2:54 PM
Root beer—A&W, Barq's, Mug, etc.—is really a misnomer. It's soda, made with carbonated water and sweeteners, and, as everyone knows, is totally appropriate to serve at a kid's birthday party.
Not so with two new local brews.
| Nov 3, 2012
| 5:32 PM
Two men were killed and five people wounded between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. Saturday morning.
The most recent homicide happened about 5:45 a.m. in the 9700 block of South Exchange Avenue in the South Deering neighborhood on the Far South Side. Police were sent...