| Aug 15, 2014
| 2:03 PM
The credit card Chris Mezyk received before college was meant to pay for food and getting around. But it didn't stop there.
"It quickly turned into the bar tab card, which turned into the 'I've got to find a way to get to work and I can't pay for it'...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 7:41 AM
The final phase of my transformation into a full-fledged Chicagoan involves appreciating the Italian beef sandwich. Until now, I have neglected to give it my full appreciation.
When I moved to Chicago 10 years ago, I had never even heard of the...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 10:05 AM
We are a city divided by pizza lines. Where do you side? The deep-dish faction stands its ground. The thin-crust sausage/cheese camp cries, "No, no, we won't go!" The support for New York-style pizza numbers are small but ever vocal. Yet my current...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 2:13 PM
Thank you to Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart for advocating for the mentally ill. In the 1960s my mother and I used to visit my aunt, who was hospitalized for many years at "Dunning," the large mental-health facility on Chicago's Northwest Side. It was a...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 8:28 PM
The sun shone bright and hot over Taste of Chicago on its final day Sunday as vendors hoped to rebound from a rare closure of the festival earlier in the weekend.
There were few signs of the puddles and stagnant water that had forced the festival to...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 2:36 PM
The Northwest Side saw three homicides in the last week, according to a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data.
On Monday, a 24-year-old woman was stabbed to death in the 6500 block of West Addison Street in Dunning, police said.
On Friday, a 36-...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 11:06 AM
High carbon monoxide levels apparently from a truck left running in a ground-level parking area caused firefighters to clear a Dunning neighborhood apartment building this afternoon.
Firefighters were called to the building in the 4100 block of North...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 8:40 AM
Book artist Narae Kim will give instructions to all ages on Japanese-style book binding at 2 p.m. in the Albany Park Branch of the Chicago Public Library, 5150 N. Kimball Ave.; free but registration required. 312-744-1933, chipublib.org
| Nov 13, 2009
If peace and quiet are what you seek, look no further than Dunning.
Located only 10 miles from the Loop at the edge of the city on the Northwest Side, Dunning is anything but edgy. This community is so calm, cool and collected, not even Starbucks knows...
| Nov 12, 2009
| 3:44 PM
| Aug 1, 2010
The West Side often gets a bad rap — known for the 1968 King riots, the traffic jams on the Eisenhower Expressway and pockets of high crime. But it's also an area with rich history, warm neighborhoods and fascinating people:
1 When a fire broke out...