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  • 3 teens among 5 wounded in attacks across Chicago

    3 teens among 5 wounded in attacks across Chicago
    Shootings have left three teens and two adults wounded Chicago since Thursday afternoon. A 47-year-old man was shot in the foot during a robbery as he gambled near an Austin neighborhood laundromat in the 5300 block of West Madison Street around 3:10 p....
  • Why Chicago loves Italian beef sandwiches

    Why Chicago loves Italian beef sandwiches
    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...
  • Executive profile: Deborah Lahey

    Executive profile: Deborah Lahey
    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...
  • Ventra registration providing headaches

    Ventra registration providing headaches
    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...
  • 2 dead in overnight motorcycle wrecks

    2 dead in overnight motorcycle wrecks
    Two men died in separate overnight motorcycle crashes, on in Chicago and the other in a west suburb, authorities said.  David Alvarado, 30, crashed near Melrose Street and Laramie Avenue in the Cragin neighborhood about 9:55 p.m. He was pronounced...
  • Chicago, caught between '50s, '60s

    This column is not about the 49th Chicago International Film Festival. We'll be writing about that Sunday, and then again next week, closer to Thursday's opening night. But here's an interesting fact regarding this year's festival: Not a single...
  • Burger review: Buzz Burgers, Barrels & Beer

    Burger review: Buzz Burgers, Barrels & Beer
    Burger review: Buzz Burgers, Barrels & Beer 1935 W. Irving Park Road 773-880-9810 Rating: !! (out of four) The Great Burgerelli is, if nothing else, a certifiable sojourner. I have traveled all corners of Earth in my quest for the most scrumptious of...
  • Descent into chaos

    Descent into chaos
    A day after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated 45 years ago, a 4-year-old girl, abandoned and crying, stood in front of a burning building a few blocks from the West Side apartment where the civil rights leader had lived during his open-...
  • Bring on brunch

    Bring on brunch
    Though Sunday brunch is a year-round option, warm and sunny weather is what brings out the crowds. I can attest to that, having spent most of the last 10 fairly miserable (weatherwise) weekends hitting one brunch after another; I don't think I found a...
  • A screen's-eye view of Chicago

    Chicago has been involved in filmmaking since the technology's very beginnings in the early 1900s, when some of the world's first movie studios operated here. From those early days, when neighborhood kids would sneak onto the Selig Polyscope Co. lot at...
  • Looking for a special loaf

    Looking for a special loaf
    Q: Where can one buy English toasting bread in the Chicago area? I bought a loaf earlier this year at a store in the Crest Hill area. But since then have been unable to find it in a store. Worse yet I can't remember the name of the store at which I bought...