| Aug 22, 2014
| 8:28 AM
Farmers markets in the city and suburbs are evolving into community markets reflecting the neighborhoods they represent and featuring not only fresh fruits and vegetables but artisan prepared foods and arts and crafts.
"We realized the markets were...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 10:05 AM
Starting as soon as December, residents of a Northwest Side neighborhood are expected to hear something unusual interrupting the winter soundscape — explosions.
Crews plan to start using explosives to blast through deep-underground rock and link...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 11:51 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two people were killed and 21 injured in more than a dozen separate shootings in New York City over the weekend, police said on Monday.
The gun violence, scattered around four New York boroughs, is part of a recent increase in...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 2:38 PM
A decade ago, the South Side reveled in a surge of development, with condos and town houses sprouting from some of its empty lots.
But the recession, which stifled construction all over the city, hit the South Side the hardest, a Tribune analysis of...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 5:13 AM
The California station on the Blue Line's O'Hare branch will close for six weeks starting in September, followed by a nine-week shutdown of the Damen station to accommodate work on the almost half-billion-dollar renovation of the route, CTA officials said...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 11:04 PM
A man was taken to a trauma center in stable condition Tuesday night after being shot by an LAPD officer in Jefferson Park, officials said.
A Los Angeles Police Department officer shot the man during an "officer-initiated stop" about 9:15 p.m. at 30th...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 5:35 AM
On a recent Friday night, Gary Thomas threw an outdoor party at a hotspot in his West Side neighborhood.
There were no crowds or Solo cups or blaring stereos, though, on the corner of Kostner and Maypole avenues. And when a police officer arrived to say...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 1:58 PM
Some Blue Line riders may have to change their commute temporarily after Labor Day. The Damen and California Blue Line stops both will close for several weeks at different times in the fall for renovations, the CTA will announce Monday.
| Jul 22, 2014
| 5:12 PM
You've had a few days to recover from Pitchfork, so you should be plenty rested in time to do the fest thing all over again. The lineup this week includes some perennial favorites: Wicker Park Fest, Jeff Fest and Taste of Lincoln Avenue, plus the debut...
| Jul 27, 2014
Festive Jefferson Park
Catch the final day of the Jeff Fest Arts & Music Festival in Jefferson Park, offering live music, food, craft beer, art vendors and a Kids' Zone. Noon to 10 p.m. July 27. $7; $5 before 5 p.m.; children 12 and under free. Lawn...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 6:00 PM
When Jennifer Hodge became principal at Our Lady of Victory two years ago, enrollment at the school had dropped to an all-time low of 91 students. But she felt confident she could turn around the prekindergarten to eighth-grade school, which had been part...