| Jun 22, 2014
| 2:00 PM
A Taste of Chicago preview -- a Taste of Taste, if you will -- will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Daley Plaza (50 W. Washington St.)
Eight food purveyors, among them the Bridgeport Pasty food truck, will set up in the plaza and sell...
| 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...
| May 31, 2014
| 2:28 PM
Chicago police said today that a man was charged in connection with a hit-and-run accident Thursday in Bridgeport that left a bicyclist dead.
Suai Xie, 59, was riding her bicycle in the 2900 block of South Poplar Avenue when a vehicle struck her about...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 12:58 PM
The City Council Zoning Committee recommended approval of a new heliport along the Chicago River in the Bridgeport neighborhood despite concerns from nearby residents about noise and potential danger.
Chicago Helicopter Express wants to build a...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 4:26 PM
Two men have been charged in a South Side garage fire earlier this week that authorities labeled as arson.
Rafael Delgado, 39, and Anthony Ray Catala, 19, were arrested in connection with a garage fire reported about 1:15 a.m. Tuesday in the 2900...
| 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 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 2, 2014
| 1:23 PM
A social media craze that sends residents on a treasure hunt for hidden envelopes of cash has hit Chicago.
The Hidden Cash Twitter frenzy was first reported in San Francisco and Los Angeles when an anonymous donor began leaving envelopes of cash...
| 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...
| 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.
| 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...