| Nov 14, 2012
| 4:32 PM
UPDATED BELOW WITH A RESPONSE FROM THE ILLINOIS RETAIL MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION Thursday at noon, low-wage food and retail workers will rally with supporters at St. James Cathedral in Chicago (map) to kick off a union organizing campaign and to demand......
| Nov 17, 2012
| 4:32 PM
The protest march on North Michigan Avenue early Thursday afternoon by members of the Workers Organizing Committee of Chicago was probably futile. The membership of this independent, newly formed union — drawn from retail and restaurant employees in...
| May 3, 2012
| 4:36 PM
A man under guard at a hospital punched a police officer and ran naked two blocks to a car dealership, where he was turned away …...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 4:36 PM
The following items were taken from Naperville police records April 13. Disorderly conduct An 18-year-old man from the 100 block of West Oakley Drive, Westmont, …...
| May 1, 2012
| 4:35 PM
The following incidents were taken from Wilmette Police Department reports on April 25-30. AUTO BURGLARY An unlocked vehicle parked in a driveway in the 900 …...
| Mar 29, 2012
Truth be told, when we started on this story, there were questions as to whether we'd find enough variety out there. I mean, a breakfast sandwich is just a portable version of bacon and eggs with toast, right? Well, right. And yet, thanks to the...
| May 22, 2012
| 7:45 PM
Lawyers for three out-of-state men accused of plotting to firebomb police stations and other political targets during the NATO summit in Chicago complained Tuesday that their clients have been held in solitary confinement in Cook County Jail, calling...
| Oct 21, 2012
When Henry Ford arrived by train in Chicago's Central Station in 1905, he was just steps from the South Michigan Avenue site that would be his first store outside Detroit. His new plan to sell automobiles from bright showrooms would change Chicago and...
| Dec 16, 2012
| 2:43 AM
Holiday shoppers on Michigan Avenue this month can get a unique gift: Viewing parts of the Wrigley Building that haven't been visible to the public since the "fraternal twin" towers were completed in 1921 and 1924.
The ongoing renovations, which have...
| Mar 11, 2013
A public hearing will be held Monday night about an upcoming fare-payment system that offers new options for CTA and Pace customers, but also contains costly penalties — most notably a $3 cash CTA rail fare — that transit riders can avoid,...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 2:57 PM
It isn't often a painting makes you want to bounce against it. Or crawl under it, swing it over your shoulder, parade around with it, hug and squeeze it tight, or lay your head to rest on it.
This isn't akin to wanting to enter the seamy, tinted world...
| May 2, 2012
| 12:39 PM
If nothing else, Marilyn had legs.
The crowds began posing beneath the 26-foot-tall Marilyn Monroe's billowing skirt from the moment that Seward Johnson's Forever Marilyn sculpture arrived in Pioneer Court in July, and they were doing so with just as...