| Oct 6, 2013
Shortly after news of Pearl Harbor reached Chicago, Army Pvt. John Landers walked into the Warren Avenue police station and told the cops he'd gone AWOL from a base in Texas 13 days earlier. The 20-year-old had intended to the see the sights of the big...
| 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...
| 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 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 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...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 5:34 AM
Someone fired a gun 17 times toward a man and hit him once in the Bronzeville neighborhood overnight, according to authorities.
The 21-year-old man was a passenger in a car 47th Street about 12:30 a.m. when someone in another car on Dr. Martin Luther...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 5:44 AM
Chicago police have issued an alert after a man tried to drag a woman into his car in the Old Irving Park neighborhood.
The 33-year-old woman was walking near Elston Avenue and Pulaski Road around 6 p.m. Monday when the man started following her and...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 4:18 AM
Four people were seriously injured when an SUV flipped over early this morning on Lake Shore Drive on the North Side, authorities said.
The four were traveling in the SUV when it flipped over near Irving Park Road shortly before 2:30 a.m., officials...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 7:21 AM
A male of unknown age was struck and killed by an Amtrak train in the Old Irving Park neighborhood Sunday evening, authorities said.
Amtrak Train No. 341, bound for Milwaukee, struck a pedestrian about 8;17 p.m. while the train was traveling about 79...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 6:56 PM
A South Lawndale man was arrested early Thursday for firing three gunshots into the air in Irving Park after police officers found him trying to hide his gun in his pants, according to court records.
Police officers responded to a call of shots fired at...