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Little Italy (Chicago, Illinois)

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  • Tom Clancy, 'king of the techno-thriller'

    Tom Clancy, 'king of the techno-thriller'
    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...
  • Cunningham's, an American grill, set to open in Towson City Center

    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...
  • 30 dishes to eat while visiting Chicago

    30 dishes to eat while visiting Chicago
    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). So...
  • Mike Ditka named spokesman for Al's Beef

    Mike Ditka named spokesman for Al's Beef
    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...
  • Problem Solver: Water bills continue after couple move out of city

    Problem Solver: Water bills continue after couple move out of city
    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...
  • In the Heart of Chicago, a hub of restaurants and history

    In the Heart of Chicago, a hub of restaurants and history
    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'...
  • Trucker charged in accident that killed tollway worker, injured trooper in fiery crash

    Trucker charged in accident that killed tollway worker, injured trooper in fiery crash
    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." Petrella had...
  • Prosecutors: Semi driver in fatal crash worked 36 hours with 3 1/2 hours sleep

    Prosecutors: Semi driver in fatal crash worked 36 hours with 3 1/2 hours sleep
    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...
  • Do-it-yourself charity is family affair

     Do-it-yourself charity is family affair
    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...
  • 8 shot, 1 fatally, in under an hour

    8 shot, 1 fatally, in under an hour
    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...
  • Alcoholic root beers hit Chicago bars, Binny's locations

    Alcoholic root beers hit Chicago bars, Binny's locations
    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. Milwaukee's...
  • 7 shootings in 3 hours leave 2 dead, 5 wounded

    7 shootings in 3 hours leave 2 dead, 5 wounded
    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...