| 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 20, 2013
| 11:06 AM
Eleven people were injured in an early-morning crash in the Northwest Side's Bucktown neighborhood, authorities said.
Five vehicles were involved in the crash, which happened about 2:15 a.m.at the intersection of North Western and West Armitage avenues,...
| 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...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 4:21 PM
There's a good chance you will cross paths with one of the many projects filming in Chicago this summer — especially if you work or live downtown. After all, there are three major-studio movies and five (possibly six) TV series scheduled to shoot in...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 9:45 AM
The stars of “Divergent” took a break from factional feuding in the post-apocalyptic sci-fi film currently shooting in Chicago to have dinner together Sunday at Girl and the Goat in the West Loop.
Shailene Woodley, whose character leaves the...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 11:20 AM
It could be the lucky bird to escape the butcher’s knife. Maybe it’s lost its way from a backyard coop. Whatever the case, Bucktown’s apparently got a loose chicken in its midst.
A user on EveryBlock posted Wednesday that a “...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 9:05 AM
A pedestrian was hospitalized this morning after being struck by a taxi in the Bucktown neighborhood, Chicago Fire Department officials said.
The accident happened at 10:44 a.m. at the intersection of Cortland Street and Damen Avenue, according to the...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 9:01 PM
It's hard to believe that one of my favorite burlesque shows is already celebrating it's second anniversary. That would be the case with Gorilla Tango's "A Nude Hope: A Star Wars Burlesque" which is celebrating a stunningly successful 2-year run this...
| Jun 19, 2013
Jacob Ciupe, 9, recently had a breakthrough: He told his mother he could tell she was happy.
Jacob hadn't recognized that emotion until he participated in a computer-based social skills program for children with high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder...
| May 22, 2013
| 3:22 PM
There's nothing new in Chicago about theater in small spaces — that's a crucial part of the city's aesthetic. If you glance at my recommended shows, you'll see several pieces staged in theaters with fewer than 100 seats, including "Rabbit,"...