| Aug 16, 2014
| 3:47 AM
Violent crime in Chicago has been on the decline for two decades, yet as Mayor Rahm Emanuel looks to re-election next year, the scourge of shootings and gang murders still defines the conversation in many neighborhoods across the South and West sides....
| May 28, 2014
Going: French cafe
Mimi's Cafe, a restaurant that prided itself on bringing a taste of France to Orland Park, closed last week at 16154 S. La Grange Road.
A manager at Mimi's said the California-based chain decided earlier this month to close both the...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 2:07 PM
Authorities are seeking a man who robbed a bank this afternoon in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood, police said.
The robber entered the bank in the 11100 block of South Kedzie Avenue on the Far Southwest Side about 12:40 p.m. and took an undetermined...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 7:15 PM
Jerry, an American bulldog mix, arrived at Chicago's Anti-Cruelty Society on Wednesday about the same time aldermen adopted a measure that will tilt the options for pet buyers in the city toward homeless animals like him.
Beginning next March, Chicago...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Part of an occasional series. If you'd like to participate, the instructions are here. Commenter ID: johnnyruss Real name: John Russell Gender: Male Age: 48, though moving like a 70 year old after an ATV accident at end of June......
| May 6, 2013
When Chris Marciano was 4 years old, he would have a blistering tantrum whenever music came on the radio. By the second grade, his teacher described him as "not with us." At age 11, he was kicked out of school.
"The pediatrician said he was just...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 4:32 PM
We think it’s safe to say that Chicago is officially back on the film and television map. The city’s always been an attractive place to shoot — rich in history and architecture, and possessing an abundance of patina. But until the tax...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 7:36 PM
An off-duty Chicago firefighter was shot by police this afternoon after he jumped out of a car and appeared to point a weapon at officers in a store parking lot in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood, authorities said.
The firefighter was in a shooting...
| Jan 13, 2013
| 4:19 PM
A head-on crash killed the drivers of two cars early this morning in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood on the Far Southwest Side, authorities said.
The crash occurred about 2:20 a.m. in the 3400 block of West 115th Street, Chicago Police Department...
| May 16, 2013
Like most people who go into journalism, I have an insatiable curiosity about our world. The desire to learn how things work is especially satisfying when it comes to health and science reporting.
What a responsibility it is to have some of the nation&...
| Apr 12, 2013
Historical societies perform a balancing act between preserving a community's past while connecting the threads to the current social fabric. This is the second in our two-part series on historical societies in Chicago and the suburbs.
| Sep 14, 2012
| 1:54 PM
Chicago police cleared out a Southwest Side funeral home today after a large group of friends of slain rap artist Lil Jojo gathered around his casket and nearly knocked it over.
The scene drew outrage from relatives of the slain 18-year-old and other...