| Jun 11, 2014
| 8:43 AM
Two Chicago men have been accused of starting a garage fire Tuesday in Bridgeport.
The fire was reported at 1:15 a.m. in the 2900 block of South Canal Street, a mostly residential area near the border of Bridgeport and Armor Square.
| Jun 23, 2014
| 2:39 PM
With 24 locations in the Chicago area and 10 more set to open by the end of 2015, Mariano’s is considering an expansion outside the Chicago market, CEO Bob Mariano said Monday.
"Other markets are on the horizon, yes," Mariano said in a speech at...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 4:59 AM
Paul Vallas, who returned to Illinois last month as Gov. Pat Quinn’s running mate, has been hired to a six-figure job as a municipal finance consultant by a longtime friend and political supporter of the Democratic governor.
Vallas began his...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 5:28 PM
The husband of a bicyclist killed in a hit-and-run collision on the South Side last month is suing the driver charged with driving the van that killed the man's wife.
Su Ai Xie died May 29 just minutes after a vehicle hit her in the Bridgeport...
| May 15, 2014
| 5:48 AM
Well, we knew Dominick's wasn't coming back. But plenty of other restaurants and food trucks are gearing up to participate in Taste of Chicago, July 9-13 in Grant Park.
City officials Wednesday announced the names of 66 participating food vendors, a mix...
| May 14, 2014
| 7:25 PM
While most films in last month's Chicago Latino Film Festival took audiences around the world, three movies kept things very close to home.
"Albert," "Mi Princesa" and "For the Love of Mom" were the only Chicago-made films chosen for the International...
| Jun 24, 2014
Guitarist Pete Special co-founded the Chicago-based rhythm and blues band Big Twist & the Mellow Fellows, a well-known 1980s group. He also played in a band with John Belushi, who later created "The Blues Brothers," toured with The Band and recently had...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 8:39 AM
Online handbag company Urban Junket is offering a stylish way to commemorate Autism Awareness Month during April—by shopping for a new purse.
The web site is collaborating with Jackie Cousins, age 30, an artist and animator with autism. She is...
| May 18, 2014
| 12:15 PM
Part of the stone facing on the front of a Bridgeport apartment building fell off this morning, authorities said.
A woman hit by debris from the collapse and a young child she was carrying were checked by Chicago Fire Department paramedics following the...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 9:23 AM
Twelve Chicago community areas each logged a gunshot homicide in the last week, according to a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data.
On the South Side, killings were recorded in Bridgeport, Chatham, Chicago Lawn, Englewood, Fuller Park, Greater...
| May 4, 2014
Once a week, Alex Poltorak roams the alleyways of Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood hunting for white buckets stashed here and there crammed with banana peels, avocado shells, bits of onions and other colorful vegetable scraps from his customers'...