| Oct 21, 2013
While a student at Trinity College, William Bickford and his roommate spent many nights talking about their passion for architecture and how to best forge a path to professional success and personal happiness.
Bickford wanted to be married by age 30. He...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 11:22 AM
Chicago police issued a community alert today warning of an attempted abduction of a 14-year-old girl on the city's West Side.
About 9:30 a.m. Friday, a man in a black Nissan honked his horn and called out to a girl walking to a store on the northwest...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 10:57 AM
Chicago's first triple homicide of the year was logged last week in South Shore, which has recorded more homicides this year than any Chicago community area, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
Three men, ages 16, 23 and 27, were shot to...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 6:33 AM
A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk.
• A 29-year-old man was fatally shot at a gas station in the Austin neighborhood early Sunday. Read more.
• A man was shot in a car in the 2100 block of West Fullerton Avenue early...
| Oct 13, 2013
Responding to an ongoing Tribune investigation into City Hall development efforts, several prominent ministers are vowing to press the city for more planning programs and initiatives on the proud but battered West Side.
"The city has a plan for every...
| Oct 8, 2013
Last spring Mayor Rahm Emanuel shared his hope that someday the children living in all of the neighborhoods of the city, especially the most impoverished and troubled and dangerous, would look toward the skyscrapers of the Loop and realize that they are...
| Oct 7, 2013
In her official photo, Deborah Lahey has accessorized with a snake, which is draped around her neck and hands.
She has an affection for other creatures as well, from treat-loving rats to hardworking leaf-cutter ants, and she's been known to chat...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 7:39 AM
One man was killed and eight people were hurt in attacks across the city this evening, authorities said.
The man killed, age 36, was shot in the head in the 400 block of South Central Avenue in the South Austin neighborhood about 7:50 p.m., said Chicago...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 5:28 AM
Just as the city gets ready to start issuing tickets up to $100 for people caught by the first of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's automated speed cameras, his office announced Tuesday that controversial red light cameras will be removed from 18 intersections....
| Oct 2, 2013
Just as the city gets ready to start issuing tickets of up to $100 for drivers caught by the first of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's automated speed cameras, his office announced Tuesday that controversial red light cameras will be removed from 18 intersections....
| Oct 1, 2013
| 12:10 PM
Alternately giddily exhilarating and deeply exasperating, my six-month long-distance relationship with my wife-to-be was a lesson in trust, faith and constant, open communication.
We had spent just four days together after meeting in Austin, Texas,...