| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Elizabeth McGovern was born in Evanston, Ill., on this day in 1961. This birthday gal currently stars as Cora, Countess of Grantham, on the popular PBS series "Downtown Abbey." She's also appeared in such films as "Clash of the...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 12:49 PM
A convicted felon charged in the 1988 slaying of a woman in her Rogers Park apartment was ordered held without bail today, authorities said.
DNA evidence helped Chicago police arrest Prentice Phillips, 48, of Evanston, who was charged Thursday with...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 11:24 AM
Chicago Restaurant Week is back — bigger and extended.
Running a full 14 days (Friday through Feb. 6), this seventh annual rendition is officially the longest ever. In practice, though, the promotion, in which participating restaurants offer...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 7:00 AM
New Year's Eve is just six days away. Do you have your dinner reservations yet?
If not, I've got a few extras. More than 130, actually.
As I've done for the last 13 years (and 18 of the last 20), I've made reservations, in my name, at restaurants...
| Sep 4, 2013
Amateur cooking schools and classes by independent teachers are listed in alphabetical order by category; general classes are listed by geographic area.
Fees are listed where available. Inclusion does not imply endorsement by the Tribune. NEW means...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 3:15 PM
An Evanston man exchanged text messages last fall with a 14-year-old he met on Craigslist before paying for a taxi to take him to his home, where the teen performed a sex act on him, prosecutors said Saturday.
Jonathan Labe, 53, of the 900 block Reba...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 7:47 PM
An 18-year-old man has been charged in the shooting death last week of a man outside his home about a block from the campus of Evanston Township High School, police said.
Matthew A. Dubose has been charged with first-degree murder in the slaying about 11...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 12:01 PM
A north suburban man has been charged with sexually assaulting a 19-year-old woman on a CTA Red Line platform Sunday, police said.
Barry A. Marquez, 28, of the 2300 block of Bradley Place in Evanston, has been charged with criminal sexual abuse/force...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 1:55 PM
Pat Fitzgerald makes his rounds at 5 p.m. on Thursdays.
"He'll say, 'The office is closed in five minutes. Get out of here,'" linebackers coach Randy Bates said. "And then he'll swing by a second time to make sure."
Thursday is date night for...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 9:34 AM
Thanksgiving is as late as it can be, and Hanukkah is earlier than usual this year, but the holiday shows always arrive right on schedule. From warmhearted theatrical classics to spicy newcomers, ballet to tap, traditional music to pop, we have enough...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 8:42 PM
When the CTA contacted Jeremy Capp late last month to ask why he had not yet transitioned to Ventra, the Bucktown resident told the CTA he was not planning to activate his Ventra card until the “last possible second.”
Capp said he has had...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 9:52 AM
The Union Pacific Railroad has apologized for a closed station at Davis Street in Evanston on the Union Pacific North line last Thursday afternoon that kept customers outside in the cold.
Union Pacific has notified communities along its lines that it...