| Dec 30, 2011
| 4:11 PM
The live Christmas tree that gave so much delight over the holidays can keep giving to gardens and landscaping next year if it is mulched into ground cover as part of the city recycling program.
From Jan. 7 until Jan. 20 Chicago residents can drop off...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 11:39 AM
If you want to go sledding today, the Forest Preserve District of Cook County has five hills with lighting open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. The spots within the city limits are the Dan Ryan Woods near Western Avenue and 87th Street in Beverly and Caldwell...
| Jun 24, 2007
Her home has sat on the market three years, a testament to just how tough it can be to move a higher-priced residence in this downturn.
But Nancy Mitros, who owns the house in Flossmoor, doesn't blame her real estate agent. Quite the opposite: She's...
| Nov 27, 2009
Motorists plying the Kennedy Expressway's northwestward route aren't likely to give much thought to the roadway's dramatic left-leaning turn at Bryn Mawr. But the sweeping curve is linked to a footnote in the history of one of Chicago's most desirable...
| Dec 2, 2009
| 1:42 PM
| Jul 10, 2009
Ingrid Lindo was born more than an ocean away, in Germany -- but she's spent more than half of her life in the southwest corner of the city. "To tell you the truth, I wouldn't want to live anywhere else," says Lindo, who turns 76 later this month. "I...
| Jul 27, 2009
| 10:39 AM
(WGN-AM)- Officers fired shots at an armed man who was involved in a domestic dispute this morning in the Far Northwest Side's Norwood Park neighborhood, but the man was not hit, authorities said.
The incident occurred at about 10:55 a.m. in the 6500...
| Jan 3, 2008
| 8:58 AM
During the chilly nighttime hours on this date, police began one of the grisliest excavation projects in the history of American crime. For weeks to come, Chicago and the nation watched in horror as the crawl space under the home of 36-year-old John Wayne...
| Jan 15, 2009
| 1:06 PM
| Feb 6, 2009
Transportation. Affordability. Safety. These key words are the primary factors that lure people to Jefferson Park, a cozy nook on the city's Northwest Side.
Tucked partly between two major interstates — the neighborhood begins near the Interstate...
| Jul 9, 2010
Norridge legend has it that in the mid-1950s, a group of determined residents banded together to protect a key patch of land. The parcel was being eyed for industrial development, but residents wanted it turned into a park. In 1957, the land was purchased...
| May 7, 2010
Just beyond the towering office buildings along Interstate Highway 90 near Cumberland Avenue lies a community that thrives on access to transportation. It's called O'Hare, just like the name of the sprawling international airport beyond its western...