| Nov 11, 2013
| 5:14 PM
The following items were taken from police reports.
•On Nov. 10, someone stole a package from the porch of a residence in the 1500 block of Christina Lane after a man had ordered a Samsung Galaxy tablet online. According to shipping...
| Nov 11, 2013
It was wild how many people recognized Ben Hollis.
He strode through the Loop wearing his signature safari jacket and pith helmet, waving at people and handing out announcements for this Sunday's screening of the newly completed DVD "The Golden Age of...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 6:15 AM
Vincent Richardson, the teen who passed himself off as a police officer at age 14, pleaded guilty to impersonating a police officer and was given 18 months in state prison today, according to court records.
Richardson, 19, made national headlines when...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 7:22 AM
Powder-blue, with cartoony lines and cushions everywhere, the Divvy bike looks like something a 7-year-old would be very excited to find under a Christmas tree or, more feasibly, near a Christmas tree. A not-unreasonable first reaction to one is to look...
| Oct 17, 2013
Cheesie's Pub & Grub
958 W. Belmont Ave. 773-388-1574
Grilled cheese sandwiches with unorthodox fillings—think tater tots, mac 'n' cheese and chicken tenders—were made for a satisfying post-bar meal. Pizzas with toppings inspired by the bar'...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 2:54 PM
Authorities are investigating after “multiple’’ people stole a vehicle from a motorist at gunpoint this afternoon in a parking lot for the CTA’s Skokie Swift in north suburban Skokie, police said.
It happened about 2:20 p.m. at...
| Oct 14, 2013
Just when you thought it was safe to go out to the theater, these blood-curdling comedies and dramas of doom have emerged from the grave—or, technically, from behind the curtain—to heat up your Halloween season.
"Musical of the Living Dead"...
| Oct 11, 2013
There are things, for all time, which are decidedly the essence of Chicago: the Belushis, Michael Jordan, The Second City, thick-fingered Old-Style-drinking dudes who pronounce the word sausage as "saah-sidge," the Sears—err, Willis—Tower, hot...
| Oct 10, 2013
Halloween is hard enough, what with figuring out your own costume, helping the kids choose theirs and trying not to snack on the industrial-size bag of Kit-Kats you've convinced yourself is necessary, despite your house's location on a side street, off...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 3:10 PM
Turns out, the waiting is not the hardest part.
Some Chicago Card users said they finally received their Ventra cards in the mail but had difficulty activating and then registering their cards online because they never received Ventra emails telling them...
| Oct 7, 2013
In her official photo, Deborah Lahey has accessorized with a snake, which is draped around her neck and hands.
She has an affection for other creatures as well, from treat-loving rats to hardworking leaf-cutter ants, and she's been known to chat...