| Jul 22, 2013
| 3:14 PM
It would be a blow to the city of Bridgeport's school system and its 21,000 students if Paul Vallas is not permitted to stay on as superintendent. Someone of Mr. Vallas' experience and gravitas is just what the doctor ordered for the city's ailing...
| Jul 23, 2013
Lindsay and Glenn Fuller's three-month quest to move from their Naperville "starter" house to a "forever" home involved looking at more than 40 properties, having an above-list-price offer rejected and raising their budget by $50,000.
Pulling up to...
| Sep 1, 2013
Every now and then I make a list of things I've liked lately. Here's one for the fading summer.
A steamy dusk, a cold beer and the cicadas blasting their raucous lullaby. That's summer paradise, Chicago-style. And as long as the cicadas...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 4:29 PM
A Cicero man accused of fatally shooting one man and injuring two others during an argument at a weekend party in Chicago's Bridgeport neighborhood was ordered held on $2 million bail Monday.
Vidal Martinez, 20, of the 1300 block of South 58th Avenue,...
| Jun 29, 2013
A judge has ordered Bridgeport School Superintendent Paul Vallas removed from office in a decision issued Friday that the city's mayor said he plans to appeal immediately.
Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis wrote in her decision that Vallas, who has...
| Jul 2, 2013
Q: Would you know if the Ramova Grill is still in operation? It was located at 35th and Halsted not too far from the Ramova Theater. Also is the theater still there?
—Alice Bowen, North Olmsted, Ohio.
A: The Ramova Grill closed in 2012, ending a...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 5:43 PM
Chicago police today issued a community alert today seeking the public's help to locate the driver of a car that fatally struck a 21-year-old woman in the Bridgeport neighborhood on Friday.
Carissa Hinz was killed at about 11:03 p.m. on the 3200 block of...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 4:51 PM
A man handed a note to a bank teller today demanding $20,000 but he fled after the teller declined to give him any money.
The unsuccessful bank robbery occurred about 1:45 p.m. at the Chicago Community Bank at 1110 W. 35th St., in the Bridgeport...
| Jun 2, 2013
What if, to turn the screws on the private parking meter company that has Chicago in a vise of its own, the city imposed an exorbitant, crippling tax on parking meter revenues?
It was an idea submitted by one of my readers, and I put it to the city's...
| May 19, 2013
The Internal Revenue Service scandal now devouring the Obama administration — the outrageous use of the federal taxing authority to target tea party and other conservatives — certainly makes for meaty partisan politics.
But this scandal is...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 8:19 AM
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