| Aug 1, 2010
The West Side often gets a bad rap — known for the 1968 King riots, the traffic jams on the Eisenhower Expressway and pockets of high crime. But it's also an area with rich history, warm neighborhoods and fascinating people:
1 When a fire broke out...
| Sep 14, 2010
| 11:41 AM
Buen Provecho! Pilsen
On Thursday, September 16, 2010, Mexican Independence Day, the Historic Pilsen Community will be bustling with hungry visitors attending the third annual Buen Provecho! Pilsen. Over twenty-five local restaurants, cafes and...
| Oct 15, 2010
When William Howell got an opportunity for a fellowship at Stanford University, he assumed he would rent out his four-bedroom home in Chicago's Bucktown neighborhood through the housing office at the University of Chicago, where he is a professor of...
| Mar 25, 2011
| 7:09 AM
At more than 220 pounds, Christina Martinez knew her lifestyle had to change dramatically if she wanted to improve her health, so she started taking aerobics classes.
A rigorous, five-days-a-week workout routine helped her drop 42 pounds and lower her...
| Feb 18, 2011
| 9:57 PM
Chicago's central core grew increasingly vibrant during the past decade, as young professionals filled new condominiums in the Loop and surrounding neighborhoods, taking advantage of trendy restaurants and nightspots.
But vast swaths of the city didn't...
| Feb 21, 2011
| 7:35 PM
The construction permits are in and the financing is ready to go, but some of the Chicago area's biggest sources of toxic air pollution still might not be cleaned up anytime soon.
In recently filed documents, Midwest Generation signaled it might delay...
| Feb 14, 2011
| 5:49 PM
(UPDATE: Chicago police said tonight that Jose Creasy had been located. No further details were released.)
Chicago police this evening asked for the public's help in locating an 80-year-old man missing from the Garfield Ridge neighborhood since Sunday....
| Feb 5, 2011
| 6:33 PM
Claudia Sanchez waited patiently in a crowded Arturo Velazquez Institute cafeteria Saturday to fill out her U.S. citizenship application, a process that Gov. Pat Quinn would personally guide her through as part of a ceremony to recognize that about 170,...
| Feb 2, 2011
| 5:04 PM
U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) and U.S. Representative Mike Pompeo (R-KS) today sent a letter to fellow Kansan and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates seeking his support to award the Medal of Honor to Kansas war hero Father Emil Kapaun. The letter was...
| Feb 3, 2011
| 5:05 AM
As of 6 a.m. today, about 5,800 ComEd customers were still without power, according to a company news release. Of those, 5,000 were in Chicago.s
The company expects all power to be restored by mid-day today. Officials late Wednesday night said crews...
| Jan 21, 2011
A monitor at George Washington High School on the Southeast Side shows that air in the neighborhood has the distinction of containing the state's highest levels of toxic heavy metals, chromium and cadmium, as well as sulfates, which can trigger asthma...
| Jan 10, 2011
| 4:30 AM
A 25-year-old man was critically injured this morning in a shooting in the city's East Pilsen neighborhood.
The shooting happened about 12:20 a.m. on the 2100 block of South Lumber Street, police said.
Preliminary reports stated a suspect, described...