| 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 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 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 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
| 5:13 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 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.
| 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 3, 2014
| 9:03 PM
About 1 out of every 10 people in Cook County, roughly 438,500 residents, live in "transit deserts'' that are cut off from fast, frequent train and bus service, according to a new analysis that for the first time identifies dozens of Chicago-area mass...
| 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...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The historic Craftsman, found in the Jefferson Park neighborhood of West Adams Terrace, charms with its intimate living spaces and original details. Among its preserved features, the home counts Mahogany beams and built-ins, original chandeliers and...