| Oct 18, 2013
| 5:01 PM
The mother of Natasha McShane left the courtroom in tears today as a neurosurgeon described the damage done to her daughter’s brain when the Northern Ireland exchange student was beaten by a baseball bat-wielding mugger in Chicago’s Bucktown...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 5:44 PM
Moments after Marcy Cruz was sentenced Thursday to 22 years in prison for her role in one of Chicago's most notorious muggings, her father told reporters that she was paying the price for hanging out with the wrong crowd.
"(He was) the wrong person to...
| Nov 22, 2013
There's nothing like taking some family time at the local public library when the kids are out of school during the holidays.
It makes for a wonderful afternoon. Moms and dads and kids together, browsing, discovering new books, finding old classics to...
| Nov 27, 2013
Ugly sweater parties, peppermint mochas and those slightly addicting holiday tunes creeping on the radio are all pretty good indicators that it's about time you started cracking on your holiday gift list. Regardless of where you're shopping this holiday...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 8:42 PM
When the CTA contacted Jeremy Capp late last month to ask why he had not yet transitioned to Ventra, the Bucktown resident told the CTA he was not planning to activate his Ventra card until the “last possible second.”
Capp said he has had...
| Sep 12, 2013
New Northwestern University head basketball coach Chris Collins paid $2.55 million for a newly built seven-bedroom house in Winnetka.
A Northbrook native and son of former Chicago Bulls head coach Doug Collins, Chris Collins starred at Duke University...
| Sep 8, 2013
Two 20-something Chicagoans are combining technology and dirty laundry to create a business.
The idea is to create a more efficient system for city dwellers to get their dry cleaning done than having to rely on a neighborhood store with limited hours....
| Oct 16, 2013
| 10:14 AM
The Chicago-based actor, and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Tracy Letts is headed back to Broadway this spring, it was announced on Wednesday.
Letts will star (alongside Toni Collette, Michael C. Hall, and Marisa Tomei) in a star-encrusted...
| Oct 17, 2013
They both had so much to celebrate. So Stacy Jurich and her close friend, Natasha McShane, an exchange student from Northern Ireland , spent the night dancing — McShane in her favorite boots — before starting the half-mile walk back to Jurich'...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 11:50 AM
A trauma surgeon who treated an exchange student from Northern Ireland who was brutally beaten with a baseball bat during a Bucktown mugging testified that the student was “making sounds but not comprehensible words.”
Dr. Marius Katilius said...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 3:52 PM
Editor's note: This article ran in the July 10, 2013, edition of the Chicago Tribune. . Three years after an Irish exchange student and her friend were beaten unconscious and robbed under a Bucktown viaduct, the woman who acted as the getaway driver has...