| Jun 13, 2014
| 10:29 AM
Your last-minute chance to pick up an artsy gift for dad, The Threadless Headquarters is hosting the Threadless Art Market on Saturday, which, in addition to discountedáThreadless gear, showcases work from Chicago arists. Eriewood Collective will be on-...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 1:57 PM
A man who was reported missing after being last seen in a Norridge cemetery a week ago was found dead Friday in a vehicle in the Jefferson Park neighborhood, authorities said.
Donald Ritt, 63, had been last seen June 1 at Acacia Cemetery, 7800 W. Irving...
| May 6, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"IT'S NOT hard to understand why so many (TV) series are based in the nation's capital. Political terrain is familiar: Washington, like show business, is everybody's business ... most of all everybody hates politicians, so much so that contempt for...
| May 11, 2014
| 10:58 PM
New state standardized exams, given for the first time on computers this spring, really have been a test. But not always a test of math and English.
Students had trouble logging on; then many were logged off, sometimes for inactivity while they read...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 10:27 AM
When it rains, it pours. The dining gods, in their infinite wisdom, broke open the clouds these last six months to deluge Chicago with a number of burger-centric restaurants. I notice three trends with this go-round of openings: 1) The price point for...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 6:25 PM
Priced out of much of Los Angeles, young professionals are zeroing on several neighborhoods around USC and to the west, as the expanding Expo light rail line delivers new residents to the area.
Communities such as Jefferson Park, Leimert Park and West...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 6:50 PM
Seven people were injured when two cars smashed into each other Wednesday evening in South Los Angeles.
Five patients were taken by ambulances to hospitals, and two others declined to be transported, the Los Angeles Fire Department said. The condition...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 2:31 PM
An Elmwood Park man was charged with criminal damage to property after he allegedly clogged a Jefferson Park police station cell toilet with mattress stuffing.
Joshua Kozlowski, 29, was arrested March 17 near his home after being accused of providing...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 2:31 PM
It's officially spring. We're deep into pothole season, which, like other holiday seasons, seems to grow longer every year. This pothole season could be the longest yet. Potholes are out of control. The Chicago Department of Transportation said last month...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 8:15 PM
In January, President Obama announced a block-by-block approach to relieving poverty in Los Angeles. Federal money, he said, would pour into a newly created Promise Zone.
The boundaries encompassed crowded immigrant communities around MacArthur Park and...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 1:30 AM
"Tidiness is learning that something is as good as it's going to get," said Anne Lamott.
Well, there is no worry that tidiness is going to take over this particular office, so don't worry. We'll just keep on fooling around, writing opinions and...