| 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,...
| 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...
| Sep 18, 2010
From a plane, it would be easy to think one of the nation's dirtiest power plants is within the Chicago city limits.
But the aging State Line Power Station, a major contributor to the city's chronically dirty air, sits just a few hundred feet over the...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 3:31 AM
Come out of your basements, Chicago -- the tornado warning is over. Good thing, too, because look at all these bargains to nab today:
- At Jewel-Osco, today is the last day of the "spend $100, get $20 to spend on groceries" gift card promotion. It's also...
| Jul 2, 2011
| 11:29 AM
Three men were killed and 11 other people were wounded in incidents around the city beginning late Friday.
One fatality occurred in a shooting about 11:15 p.m. Friday in the University Village neighborhood, where two males were shot, one fatally, in the...
| Jul 4, 2011
| 12:21 PM
Are you in the Loop when it comes to knowing the ins and outs of the "L"?
If all you know about the Green Line is that it's a Goose Island beer, you're in luck. Two Chicago groups are offering tours this summer that detail the intricacies of the CTA....
| Jul 4, 2011
| 5:04 PM
An extra-alarm blaze at a three-story brick building in the city’s Pilsen neighborhood this afternoon apparently was started by children playing with fireworks, fire officials said.
By about 5:20 p.m., the fire that spread to two nearby buildings...