| Feb 20, 2013
| 8:51 PM
CTA Red Line service was diverted to elevated tracks throughout the Loop area tonight because of a man injured on the tracks near the Chicago Avenue subway station.
The man was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious-to-critical condition,...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 9:42 PM
The winter storm that walloped the Great Plains today entered the Chicago area late Thursday and will linger through the morning commute on Friday, possibly dumping up to half a foot of snow here.
As of 9 p.m. a winter weather advisory is in effect for...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 4:29 AM
Nearly 17 percent of CTA track is under slow zones this month, which is the slowest the rail system has been in nearly five years.
The slow-zone snapshot for February shows 16.7 percent of the rail system is under slow zones, which is when a train...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 3:13 PM
Leroy Collins never says anything about it. He never tells his neighbors he was once a movie star — once.
Collins is 89 and lives by himself in the Montgomery Place retirement community in Hyde Park. Scientists who worked on the Manhattan...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 5:04 PM
CTA officials on Monday urged commuters who ride into the Loop to plan on starting their trips earlier or later than usual and to use alternative bus and train service that will be offered during two separate track closures of the Wells Street rail bridge...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 6:53 AM
When volunteers from the southwest suburbs bring clothes, toiletries and snacks to several hundred homeless people in the Chicago Loop each month, they are fulfilling both physical and spiritual needs.
The recipients of these sorely-needed gifts look...
| Jun 18, 2013
The TBS Just for Laughs comedy festival has wrapped for another summer in Chicago, having played out in venues changing from the Chicago Theatre to Stage 773. Here are reviews from select shows over the weekend; check back Tuesday for a report on Bill...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 1:13 PM
For once, Travis Pastrana experienced life in the slow lane.
The 11-time X Games gold medalist-turned-NASCAR driver joined fellow Nationwide Series driver Regan Smith to pilot a pink ice cream truck around the Loop on Monday. They were offering cold...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 7:17 AM
Chicagoans got a little preview of this year’s Taste of Chicago (running July 10-14 in Grant Park) when the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events opened eight Taste booths and a cooking demonstration tent during the lunch...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 9:13 AM
It's signed, sealed and soon to be delivered: "Motown the Musical" is to kick off its first national tour in Chicago next spring, with a 12-week engagement at the Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph St., from April 22 to July 13, 2014.
"Why would I start...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 11:00 PM
A Chicago attorney was found guilty Tuesday night of fatally shooting a former girlfriend of ex-Chicago Bulls player Eddy Curry and their infant daughter.
Frederick Goings, 40, was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder by a Cook County jury...