| Mar 16, 2014
| 11:55 PM
Lake Shore Drive completely reopened around 4:20 a.m. this morning, according to Chicago police, hours after a standoff lasting more than 8 hours closed lanes in both directions.
Police late Sunday took into custody a Chicago-area man wanted in...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 6:47 AM
Last March, the superb Chicago jazz singer Grazyna Auguscik was rehearsing for one of the biggest concerts of her career, in her native Poland, when she received the worst news of her life.
Her partner of more than 20 years, Marek Bajson, had been...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 7:28 AM
A second man has been charged in the shooting death of a Bensenville tobacco store clerk, DuPage County authorities said Saturday.
Tremayne Davis, 23, is due in bond court Sunday on charges of first-degree murder, attempted armed robbery and obstructing...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 2:59 PM
Police fired two separate times at a murder suspect during a chase on Lake Shore Drive, but they did not hit him and eventually used a flash-bang grenade to subdue him and end a nearly nine-hour standoff near the Fullerton exit, officials said.
| Feb 26, 2014
| 8:44 AM
Lovers of gumbos, jambalayas and po' boys rejoice: Local restaurants are celebrating Mardi Gras with Cajun and Creole-inspired food specials. Here's a roundup of what chefs are cooking up.
Big Jones: James Beard Foundation Award semifinalist Paul...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 6:25 PM
Traffic on the Northwest Side was tied up for hours this afternoon and evening after a trailer truck became lodged under the Irving Park Road viaduct for the Kennedy Expressway and turned over.
The accident happened about 4 p.m., and polic e diverted...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 10:00 PM
I once ate a goat eyeball. It was in a taco at the Maxwell Street Market. It was gross. But, I didn't know it would be so terrible until I tried it. And the reason I tried it is because foods that seem challenging at first often turn out to be delicious....
| Mar 8, 2014
| 12:19 PM
The FBI is looking for the man who robbed a bank on the Northwest Side Friday night.
It happened about 6:40 p.m. at the Chase Bank branch at 3204 W. Irving Park Rd. in the city's Albany Park neighborhood, according to the FBI.
The robber, a white...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 7:39 AM
Chicago firefighters battled a stubborn extra-alarm fire that started in an auto repair shop this morning and spread to two other building in the Irving Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side.
The fire started not long after 3 a.m. and firefighters...
| Jan 22, 2014
Police are seeking better-quality photos from a graphic surveillance video that captured an armed robbery and fatal shooting outside a Bensenville food shop, authorities said Tuesday.
"We are also waiting for forensic results from the lab,"...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 6:07 PM
The city unveiled plans Thursday for the largest modernization of the CTA Blue Line since the O’Hare branch was built 30 years ago, a four-year overhaul that officials say will shave 10 minutes off travel between downtown and the nation’s...