| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 25, 2013
At a glance, the scene of people unloading trucks and unpacking boxes at a Bucktown neighborhood church on a recent Saturday could have been any end-of-year donation drive for the Chicago area's less fortunate.
But instead of unacquainted volunteers...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 11:29 AM
A man who implied he was armed robbed a Bucktown bank branch and fled with cash this morning, police said.
The robbery happened at the Cole Taylor bank branch on the 1900 block of North Milwaukee Avenue in the Bucktown neighborhood at about 10:15 a.m.,...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 5:40 PM
A serial rapist who was paroled in 2009 only to attack three women in Chicago's Bucktown neighborhood within weeks of his release has been sentenced to 75 years in prison.
Cook County prosecutors wanted Julius Anderson committed as a sexually violent...
| 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 22, 2013
| 5:16 PM
The bar you saw regularly on NBC’s “Chicago Fire” last season and will continue to see for about the first half of this season is Lottie’s Pub in Bucktown. The bar you’ll see on the firefighter drama later this season? That...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 5:16 AM
If people say you look exactly like Food Network star Guy Fieri and that didn’t force you to stand in front of the mirror and reevaulate things, USA Network’s “Sirens” might have a job for you.
According to a post on...
| 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'...