| May 16, 2013
| 5:12 PM
A man working at a construction site on the Northwestern University campus in Evanston who died after he was struck by a beam that fell from six stories up this morning has been identified.
The beam was knocked loose by a construction crane and struck...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 4:09 PM
An Evanston rare coin dealer has pleaded guilty to buying thousands of dollars worth of purportedly stolen coins, jewelry, watches and other valuables from undercover police officers posing as burglars, according to court records.
James Coello, 47, of...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 5:42 PM
Someone shot six people who were standing outside J.J. Peppers Food Store Friday night in the Uptown neighborhood on the North Side, police said.
Four others were shot, one fatally, since then.
A man was killed in the West Pullman neighborhood on...
| Oct 14, 2012
At a time when automobiles were rare but orphans were plentiful, a tradition began in Chicago to bring them together. The idea was simple: Why shouldn't a needy kid get to enjoy an automobile ride and fun picnic in the park?
In 1904, five children from a...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 4:26 PM
Lehigh University’s wrestling team, which finished No. 8 in the country last year, will take on two-time defending NCAA champion Penn State 7 p.m. Friday Nov. 16 as the early season highlight of the schedule, which was announced on Tuesday.......
| Oct 11, 2012
| 4:32 PM
We think it’s safe to say that Chicago is officially back on the film and television map. The city’s always been an attractive place to shoot — rich in history and architecture, and possessing an abundance of patina. But until the tax...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Monday was an exciting day for off-duty Evergreen Park police officer Chris LeCompte. He got to take his newborn baby boy home, but first he had to thwart a robbery in a cafeteria at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
"It was an exciting day, but it didn't...
| Jun 23, 2013
It’s finally camping season. But before you pack up your car and head to the campgrounds, there are a few things you need to know to make sure this trip goes off without a hitch.
The first rule of camping is to leave all your technology behind,...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 5:21 AM
Chicago police chased down and arrested a gunman who shot and critically wounded another man on the city's West Side, authorities said.
The shooting was one of at least four late night shootings occurring across the city.
Officers saw the unidentified...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 6:25 PM
A Mexican drug ring in 2011 picked the wrong person to help run their heroin sales in the Chicago area, federal officials said today -- a confidential source who already had been working with the government since 2010.
On Thursday the U.S. Attorney's...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 3:59 PM
An Evanston rare coin dealer who was allegedly recorded buying thousands of dollars in stolen coins, jewelry, watches and other valuables from undercover police posing as burglars has been charged with multiple felonies, authorities said today....
| Aug 3, 2012
| 1:14 PM
Moving into a new home in your golden years can be invigorating. Not only can you finally get that granite countertop and scrapbooking room, but you can also “buy” maintenance free living, energy-saving conveniences and even a sense of...