| Aug 14, 2013
| 5:36 PM
It's down to a goat, some chickens and a few ducks, but it's still a zoo. For now, at least.
Residents of Chicago's West Rogers Park neighborhood plan to host a series of meetings beginning Thursday to discuss what will happen to the small zoo at Indian...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 6:10 AM
Police have released photos of a maroon SUV they believe struck and killed an 83-year-old man in a hit-and-run accident in West Rogers Park on the North Side this week.
The photos show the SUV making a turn at an intersection apparently after hitting...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 5:40 PM
A serial rapist who was paroled in 2009 only to attack three women in Chicago's Bucktown neighborhood within weeks of his release has been sentenced to 75 years in prison.
Cook County prosecutors wanted Julius Anderson committed as a sexually violent...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 6:07 PM
Daquan Boyd’s relatives spent most of their Sunday morning on the front porch of their West Side home, still in disbelief over what had happened overnight.
Boyd, 18, was fatally shot late Saturday night while coming home after a popular...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 1:28 PM
A Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble member returning to Chicago to appear in a show at Steppenwolf is not typically big news. Why else have an ensemble? But the case of Joan Allen is different.
Previews began Thursday for "The Wheel," a play by the...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 11:45 AM
A second-grade teacher and an assistant principal have been removed from student contact at Jordan Elementary Community School in the Rogers Park neighborhood while Chicago Public Schools conducts an investigation into their conduct.
| Nov 7, 2013
Illinois' gay marriage bill that awaits the governor's signature doesn't force religious clergy to officiate at same-sex weddings or compel churches to open their doors for ceremonies. But similar safeguards aren't spelled out for pastry chefs, florists,...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 1:32 PM
A standoff between police and a man in a Far North Side condominium building has ended.
A SWAT team was called around 12:25 p.m. to the 1200 block of West Morse Avenue in the Rogers Park neighborhood, according to Chicago Police Department News...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 6:45 AM
A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk.
• Two men finishing work at a Lakeview restaurant were robbed while they cleared snow off their car, police said. The pair, ages 20 and 48, had just left Machu Picchu Peruvian Cuisine and...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 2:36 PM
A Rogers Park man charged with his infant son's death had dropped him on the floor, shook him, then covered his nose and mouth until he died, prosecutors said in court today.
Rahsaan Condiff, 25, was charged with murder this week after a yearlong...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 6:07 AM
The estate of a North Side businessman who died of cyanide poisoning after winning a $1 million lottery jackpot was divided among his two surviving heirs Wednesday in a deal that bars both sides from pursuing a wrongful-death lawsuit unless a criminal...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 10:16 AM
"Chicago is the drain into which the brains of the Middle West disappear. Moving there is not even an aspiration for ambitious Michiganders. It's the accepted endpoint of one's educational progression: grade school, middle school, high school, college,...