| Nov 20, 2012
| 5:33 AM
A 32-year-old man was shot and killed outside his home Monday night in the Washington Park neighborhood on the South Side, authorities said.
The shooting happened in the 6000 block of South Michigan Avenue about 8:20 p.m., police said.
Shortly after a...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 8:36 PM
Bradford Burner didn't stop to think when he heard a blood-curdling scream and saw a man race through the Westin Hotel and into the streets of the Magnificent Mile still crowded from the Festival of Lights. He gave chase.
"The way the person screamed,...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 5:31 PM
Bargain-hungry shoppers who flock downtown to take advantage of Black Friday sales could seem like easy targets for thieves.
But amid the throngs near the Magnificent Mile on Friday, three bystanders helped a crime victim when they chased a parolee...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 12:18 PM
A Chicago man chased down by a trio of bystanders Saturday after allegedly snatching a woman's purse on the Near North Side was ordered held on $500,000 bond today.
Richard D. Mendoza, 31, of the 1600 block of North Talman Avenue, was given that bond by...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 1:35 PM
A possible suspect is in custody in the shooting of a man in the South Loop this afternoon, police said.
The man, 30, was shot in the chest and leg in the 2100 block of South Michigan Avenue about 1:18 p.m., said Chicago Police Department News Affairs...
| Nov 12, 2012
The problem with the bags of treats and trays of cookies that appear around the office this time of year is that if you don't eat them you get sent to prison. At least, that's what I told myself several years and several thousand Snickers ago.
| Nov 12, 2012
| 1:51 PM
Several hundred protesters marched along Michigan Avenue Monday morning to voice opposition to the school closings plan being put together by Chicago Public Schools.
Organized by the Chicago Teachers Union and Stand Up Chicago, a coalition of labor...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 3:33 AM
A prominent Chicago photographer known for covering fashion shows, charity and society events and capturing celebrities on the red carpet died today after collapsing in front of a downtown hotel, officials said.
Steve Starr, 65, was pronounced dead at 4:...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 2:19 PM
Channel your inner child and kick off the holiday season right with the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival! Come down early and enjoy the seasonal buzz of the city by strolling the window displays at Macy’s (http://www.visitmacyschicago.com/events....
| Nov 15, 2012
| 12:24 PM
The northbound Michigan Avenue on-ramp viaduct to Lake Shore Drive at Oak Street is scheduled to reopen by Friday evening’s rush period, following a six-week closure for repairs, city officials said today.
The entrance ramp had been closed since...
| Nov 17, 2012
| 6:55 PM
Thousands of people packed North Michigan Avenue Saturday evening for the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival.
The Tree Lighting Parade featured more than 40 floats, starting at Oak Street and Michigan Avenue at proceeding south on Michigan Avenue to...
| Nov 18, 2012
| 10:03 AM
The 67-year-old man stabbed at a North Michigan Avenue hotel Saturday night had been downtown with seven family members for the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, his niece said.
A second man was also injured in the attack while trying to keep the...