| Nov 27, 2011
| 6:29 PM
A woman was hospitalized after inhaling smoke during a fire at a residential building in the Old Town neighborhood tonight.
The blaze started about 7:45 p.m. at 6-floor residential building at 1500 N. La Salle St., according to the Chicago Fire...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 1:28 PM
A bank was robbed this afternoon in the Old Town Triangle neighborhood and federal authorities have released a surveillance photo of the suspect. No one was hurt when the robber entered the Chase Bank branch in the 1700 block of North Wells at 1:21 p.m....
| Dec 16, 2011
| 10:18 AM
It all started in a private home in 1957 with a small group of folk guitarists learning the chords to “Sloop John B.” Now 55 years later Frank Hamilton, Win Stracke and the other founders of the Old Town School of Folk Music would hardly...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 4:42 AM
A man and woman were fatally stabbed this morning in separate domestic disturbances on the city's North Side, Chicago police said.
Authorities made arrests in both fatal stabbings, but no criminal charges had been filed this morning, officials said....
| Jan 20, 2012
| 10:57 AM
While our Chicago Live! team is busy finalizing appearances by the likes of Jonathon Brandmeier, Rick Bayless, Homaru Cantu and J.C. Brooks and the Uptown Sound (Guest details here), I want to tell you about our new home.
| Jan 30, 2012
| 1:04 PM
I grew up three blocks from Piper’s Alley in Old Town, the new home for Chicago Live!, which begins its eight-week winter season Thursday night at 6:30 p.m.
As many of you know, and I was glad to see you in the audience, I previously hosted the...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 8:43 AM
On the opening night of Chicago Live! Thursday, in its new home at Pipers Alley with The Second City, the show didn't feel new: It felt like a homecoming. No one from Chicago would feel out of place.
Rick Kogan needed no script to talk about the 43rd...
| Feb 4, 2012
| 12:03 PM
A man and his 17-year-old wheelchair-using son were held at gunpoint by two men who then stole the family’s van Friday afternoon in the Old Town neighborhood, police said today.
The man, 70, was returning from buying food to his apartment in the...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 3:09 PM
A major new venue will arrive on the Chicago concert scene this summer, and it’ll be booked by one of the local music community’s most respected figures.
City Winery Chicago, which is scheduled to open a 300-seat concert hall in the West Loop...
| Jul 22, 2011
Renters insurance, a once nice-but-optional choice, is the new must-have in the booming rental market.
"Multiple trends are probably fueling this," said Raleigh Floyd, a spokesman for Allstate Insurance Co. "Apartment vacancy rates are trending downward,...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 8:41 PM
Occidental Brothers Dance Band International: The multi-racial Chicago band specializes in West African highlife music, which should be a perfect way to experience Old Town’s new, dance-oriented performance space in the Myron R. Szold Music and...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 4:59 AM
A 15-year-old boy was shot Monday night on the Near North Side and two others were shot on the West Side, according to Chicago police.
The teen was among two groups of males that got into an altercation about 9:53 p.m. on the 200 block of West Division...