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  • Man, 32, fatally shot in Washington Park neighborhood

    Man, 32, fatally shot in Washington Park neighborhood
    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...
  • Presidential pillows: Famous hotels where U.S. chief executives have bedded down

    Presidential pillows: Famous hotels where U.S. chief executives have bedded down
    Warren Harding died here" doesn't quite have the tourist draw of "Washington slept here," but for the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, the distinction of being the only hotel where a president of the United States drew his last breath is enough to put it...
  • Bartender stabbed chasing suspect: 'It was bone-chilling'

    Bartender stabbed chasing suspect: 'It was bone-chilling'
    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,...
  • Cops: Good Samaritans help capture purse-snatcher on Mag Mile

    Cops: Good Samaritans help capture purse-snatcher on Mag Mile
    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...
  • $500K bond for man accused in Near North purse-snatching

    $500K bond for man accused in Near North purse-snatching
    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...
  • How do you slice an apple?

    How do you slice an apple?
    Q: I understand that slicing an apple seems like a simple task, but I would like to read about the most efficient way to slice an apple around its core in one of your columns. Also if you wouldn't mind explaining to me the most efficient way to slice a...
  • Bronzeville among city sites seeking Obama library

    Bronzeville among city sites seeking Obama library
    The site where Michael Reese Hospital once stood isn't much to look at, just a 37-acre swath of overgrown land in Bronzeville, behind a shoddy chain-link fence. Developers are itching to build a casino or perhaps a sports entertainment complex on the...
  • Man shot, critically wounded on Near South Side

    Man shot, critically wounded on Near South Side
    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...
  • Winter agenda: Events for the season

    Winter agenda: Events for the season
    STAGE The Christmas Schooner Have yourself a City of Big Shoulders Christmas at the Mercury Theater, the current home of the beloved Chicago musical, “The Christmas Schooner.” Created by John Reeger and Julie Shannon, “Schooner”...
  • Snow jobs: 2 great ways to enjoy the chill

    Snow jobs: 2 great ways to enjoy the chill
    Hit the ice Polish up your blades and hit one of our favorite rinks -- if you own your own skates there are no fees involved. Millennium Park: Chicago's most dramatic spot to skate thanks to Anish Kapoor's nearby "Cloud Gate," but also its most crowded....
  • Office snack season: Time to loosen those belts

    Office snack season: Time to loosen those belts
    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. I now...
  • Breaking the silence

    Breaking the silence
     My father told me little about his agonies in the Holocaust. He never mentioned the beatings he suffered in various concentration camps starting in 1942, nor the death march he survived in January 1945, en route to Buchenwald.   For nearly the...