| Jan 23, 2013
| 11:12 PM
A 19-year-old man was hospitalized this afternoon after being shot twice in the River North neighborhood, officials said.
The man was wounded near the intersection of Chicago and Hudson avenues at about 1:10 p.m., according to police and fire officials....
| Jan 9, 2013
| 10:41 AM
A man threatened to blow up a CTA bus and told police he was "jihad against the white devil" this week, causing evening rush hour passengers to flee in fear for their lives, authorities said.
A judge set bail at $90,000 Tuesday for Caleb Russell, 23,...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 12:34 PM
CTA riders had mixed reactions about their commute Monday, the first workday since the agency's service cuts and additions took effect.
Steffany Amacher of Lakeview typically takes the No. 80-Irving Park bus, the Brown Line and the Red Line to the...
| May 14, 2013
| 3:43 PM
How much does Chicago love its beer? Our craft beer week is 11 days long, if that's any indication. The fourth annual Chicago Craft Beer Week (May 16-26) is busier than past years, with 21 new breweries joining the lineup of tastings, tap takeovers and $4...
| Apr 15, 2013
Inside the John Hancock Center, 13 floors up, Vicki Escarra gazes into a large camera lens.
She eschews a word-for-word script, speaking instead from an outline that allows for more spontaneity.
"You know, women are the largest untapped lever in the...
| Apr 16, 2013
"Do you remember when it was 80 degrees in March last year?"
Yup, that might be the most common complaint muttered by coat-clad Chicagoans this spring.
Sure, summer didn't come early this year as it did last, but that hasn't stopped dozens of...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 8:30 AM
As Afro-Cuban rhythms pulse on the sound system, the couples intertwine on the dance floor, swaying gently to the music.
“With feeling!” implores choreographer Frank Chaves.
“Make sure you're really touching bodies here … make...
| Oct 7, 2012
| 6:47 AM
Two people were struck by a hit-and-run driver after a fight outside a River North neighborhood bar early Sunday morning, police said.
Both were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, one in critical condition, Chicago Police Department News Affairs...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 10:42 AM
The city is tapping into Chicago's online community as it seeks innovative solutions to the problem of illegal guns on the streets.
Chicago Ideas Week launched a Twitter handle @whatifchicago seeking to "crowdsource" strategies to tackle the illegal...
| Oct 31, 2012
When a bar opens downtown, there’s really only one thing I want to know: Will it be someplace I actually want to hang out or better left to the tourists?
On Michigan Avenue, Hard Rock Hotel’s sleek sushi-and-saketini spot China Grill has been...
| Mar 27, 2013
Could it be the Big Star effect? While Paul Kahan's ridiculously popular Wicker Park taco-and-whiskey garage was a novelty when it opened more than three years ago, the idea of the casual Mexican-inspired bar is catching on. River North's Ay Chiwowa...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 6:47 PM
Chicago police chased a robbery suspect from River North into Bucktown and shot him after he tried to run over an officer, according to authorities.
Police said the man is wanted in more than a dozen robberies of North Side convenience stores and...