| Dec 12, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Charges have been filed in the Thanksgiving Day death of a woman who was stabbed and slashed on a quiet block of Jefferson Park on the Northwest Side.
Alberto Gaytan, 42, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Maria Gonzalez, 39 early on the...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 1:09 PM
Call it deja Blue.
In what's being billed as the largest Blue Line investment in 30 years, CTA officials announced last week the agency will embark on a four-year, $492 million project to rid parts of the O'Hare branch of slow zones and upgrade 12...
| Dec 8, 2013
Importance of family
It's rather striking that we can read through a rather long op-ed on the educational needs of Chicago young people without one hint at the biggest factor in their educational and economic success or failure: Family.
Most of the...
| 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...
| Dec 6, 2013
The city unveiled plans Thursday for the most extensive 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 up to 10 minutes off travel between downtown and the nation's...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 4:10 AM
Blue Line riders would be able to use their phones in the subway as part of a $492 million project the CTA announced Thursday.
The CTA said it will cost $27 million to upgrade the Blue Line's wireless infrastructure to 4G. The agency said the current...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 2:44 PM
East Garfield Park and Roseland each have recorded two homicides in the last two weeks, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
In Roseland, a 19-year-old man was shot to death Monday in the 11300 block of South Edbrooke Avenue, police said....
| Dec 3, 2013
| 11:15 PM
SACRAMENTO – Bolstered by help from his powerful father, City Council aide Sebastian Ridley-Thomas beat two fellow Democratic candidates in a special primary election Tuesday for a Los Angeles-area seat in the state Assembly.
The vote tally on...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 5:35 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to change where digital billboards can be put up along Chicago expressways, even as state officials have raised questions about some of the city's locations for the 100-foot-tall ads.
Earlier this month, the mayor quietly...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Fred Jakubowski was at his computer when he heard a woman screaming outside his Jefferson Park home about 5 a.m. Thursday and opened his door to see a man holding a woman down and slashing her.
"He's got something in his hand and he's going back and...
| Nov 15, 2013
Born and raised on Chicago's West Side, Thomas P. Flanagan was a graduate of St. Mel High School, where he was active in the theater department and involved in the production of several plays.
His interest in theater was more than casual, and if he...