| Mar 15, 2013
| 9:06 AM
A fire that broke out in the basement of Lillie's Q barbecue restaurant in the Bucktown neighborhood late Thursday night destroyed the restaurant and left a firefighter with minor injuries, officials said.
The fire at 11:40 p.m. at the restaurant at...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 7:04 AM
A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk.
• Charges have been filed in the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old Chicago woman last Friday, the same day her sister attended President Barack Obama's speech on gun violence, officials said....
| 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 “...
| Feb 24, 2012
During the Depression, a Chicago man named Steve Kordek got a job as a solderer at Genco Pinball Co. and worked his way up from the production line to the engineering department. When the company's head designer fell ill, Kordek was told to fill in and...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 2:19 PM
For a time Monday, visitors to aldermen's offices at City Hall office were greeted by a 7-year-old whose Mets cap was barely visible over the top of a desk.
Chicago teachers were out on strike, so Roberto Maldonado II wasn’t at Drummond...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 10:27 PM
Leave it up to CM Punk to once again say what many of us have been thinking for a long time.
The vocal WWE Champion and Bucktown resident – who famously criticized WWE's decision makers on live TV last June and blurred the line between scripted and...
| Dec 16, 2011
Erica Daniels has a lot of reading to do. Sitting among piles of submitted plays at her Steppenwolf office in Lincoln Park, she carefully places one script at the top of the stack so she remembers to take it home.
"Everybody's getting their scripts in...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 12:16 PM
If I were to create a cocktail that embodies Wicker Park, the nutty neighborhood I call home, it would be some combination of PBR, musician sweat and tattoo ink, with a splash of expensive beer and an artful garnish of skinny jeans and plaid.
| May 23, 2011
If you were to catch Loretta Downs loping through the shoulder-high milkweed along her alley fence come the end of June, you might not realize she was searching for something so sacred it leaves her speechless.
What she's searching for, on the...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Theo Gilbert, chef at Terragusto in Lakeview, is closing that Lakeview location and opening a new restaurant in Bucktown....
| Aug 16, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Want to see a supermodel up close and personal? This week is your chance as Chicago native Cindy Crawford heads home for a gala....