| Mar 21, 2012
| 4:29 AM
A Chicago Democratic lawmaker charged with bribery a week ago won decisively in Tuesday's primary, the first election under a newly drawn map that shook up House and Senate seats from the city to the suburbs.
Even before unofficial results rolled in,...
| May 20, 2012
Police surrounded the three men — now known as the NATO 3 — outside a Bridgeport drugstore last week and peppered them with questions as officers searched their car.
The two sides traded barbs about the Occupy movement and the 1968 Democratic...
| Oct 4, 2010
Dozens of white-clad food missionaries fanned out across the city Monday to preach the gospel of healthy food.
Chef Melissa Graham read "Little Pea" followed by a veggie tasting at McAuliffe Elementary in Humboldt Park. Chef TJ Harville taught grade-...
| Dec 19, 2010
I have seen a couple of little girls walk from a roller coaster at Navy Pier's Winter Wonderfest dizzy with delight; had a man on Michigan Avenue call me a "------ Scrooge" when I refused to give him "$42 dollars so I can have train fare to visit my...
| Feb 12, 2012
On Nov. 22, 1981, the Rolling Stones paid tribute to black history at the Checkerboard Lounge on East 43rd Street. In town for concerts at the then-Rosemont Horizon, the famed rock group made a pilgrimage to the South Side, where their musical style and...
| Jun 11, 2011
| 8:17 PM
Four people were killed and at least 9 wounded in overnight shootings on Chicago's South and West Sides.
The violence began about 9:24 p.m. in the Lawndale neighborhood when a 19-year-old was fatally shot in the 1400 block of South Trumbull Avenue.
| Jun 15, 2011
| 6:14 PM
Two teenage girls were hospitalized this evening after being wounded in separate shootings on the South Side, officials said.
The first shooting occurred at about 5:07 p.m. on the 600 block of East 42nd Street in the Bronzeville neighborhood, said...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 4:27 AM
The boyfriend of the mother of an 18-month-old boy was in custody this morning in the presumed beating death of the child, police said.
Chicago police were dispatched late Sunday night to answer an emergency call about an unresponsive child in the 4200...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 1:28 PM
A 23-year-old Chicago man was charged with killing the 18-month-old son of his live-in girlfriend because he was angry, police said.
Tinnell Smith, of the 4200 block of South Calumet Avenue in the Bronzeville neighborhood, was charged with first degree...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 12:01 PM
A Chicago man charged with killing the 18-month-old son of his live-in girlfriend admitted that he repeatedly punched the toddler in the face and chest because he was angry, prosecutors said today.
When doctors at the University of Chicago Comer...
| Jul 4, 2011
| 12:21 PM
Are you in the Loop when it comes to knowing the ins and outs of the "L"?
If all you know about the Green Line is that it's a Goose Island beer, you're in luck. Two Chicago groups are offering tours this summer that detail the intricacies of the CTA....