| Nov 7, 2012
| 7:39 PM
A 19-year-old man who was shot multiple times in the Pilsen neighborhood in September died this afternoon, authorities said.
Francisco Merino, of the 900 block of West 19th Street, was shot multiple times on Sept. 27, according to the Cook County medical...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 5:47 PM
In an attempt to call attention to the city’s increasing violence, a coalition of Chicago clergy announced an effort Friday to gather 100,000 signatures on a petition to support legislation that would require gun owners statewide to register their...
| May 31, 2012
I was listening to Yo-Yo Maand Chicago Symphony Orchestra members perform a chamber concert in Pilsen recently, and the audience applauded between movements of a Brahms Quintet, and I thought: This clapping is more pleasant than the coughing outbursts...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 12:11 PM
Owners of a long-time furniture store in the Lincoln Park area which was destroyed last week in a multi-alarm fire said today that they planned to rebuild, according to a spokeswoman.
Standing in front of the rubble where Roy's Home Furnishings stood,...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 2:36 PM
Put away that vodka-lemonade. Stash the sangria. And don't even think about ordering another mojito. If you're craving a change from your usual summer sipping routine, the cocktail menus at plenty of local bars and restaurants are beckoning with fresh,...
| Jan 22, 2012
Fed by a steady stream of coal barges, the aging power plants that loom over Chicago's Little Village and Pilsen neighborhoods are by far the city's largest industrial sources of climate change pollution.
No other polluter comes close to the 4.2...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 12:10 PM
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Organic, seasonal and local produce. Another “upscale” sports bar. Small plates, small plates, small plates. There’s nothing wrong with these trends in...
| Jan 29, 2012
| 7:55 PM
After meeting a woman at a bar, a former University of Illinois at Chicago soccer player returned with the woman to her apartment, where he allegedly raped her and — when she tried to flee — dragged her back into the home by the ankles and...
| Sep 28, 2012
As local activists honored Mayor Rahm Emanuel this week for brokering a deal that scuttled two coal-fired power plants in Chicago, three women gathered around a dining room table in suburban Will County couldn't help but feel left out.
For nearly two...
| Jul 14, 2012
| 2:45 PM
Two people were killed and seven others were wounded in shootings across the city Friday night and Saturday morning, police said.
A 25-year-old man in a car with three other people was shot fifteen minutes after the vehicle was rammed by an SUV in the...
| Jul 15, 2012
| 1:46 PM
Panoramic & True's sophomore album "Wonderlust" aspires to the orchestral indie-pop of similarly minded acts like Canadian collective Broken Social Scene.
There's vibrancy and immediacy to P&T's music that was inspired at least in part by the throwback...
| Feb 16, 2012
Back for a fifth year, Chicago Restaurant Week kicks off Friday with 10 straight days of discounted dining, lunch and dinner, at some of Chicago's best restaurants.
Launched in 2008 with 35 pioneering participants, Chicago Restaurant Week, produced by...