| Nov 18, 2013
| 9:21 AM
A man who held up a bank Sunday morning in the Jefferson Park neighborhood was nabbed shortly afterward with the help of a GPS chip placed in the bundles of cash, police said.
The FBI had no information about charges this morning but said the man...
| 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 7, 2013
| 3:20 PM
A Jefferson Park tow truck driver was arrested Wednesday for an Oct. 29 altercation in which he allegedly threatened to assault a firefighter at the scene of an accident before driving off in his truck at nearly 90 miles per hour.
Dimetris Frayzier, 27,...
| Nov 9, 2013
Writing letters since: The great Chicago blizzard of 1967 and the race riots of 1968 (more than 15 published pieces in the Tribune).
Life Story in 50 words or less: Born and raised in Chicago's Jefferson Park; graduated from Steinmetz High...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 3:27 PM
Now in its fourth year, the Chicago Fringe Festival moves from Pilsen to Jefferson Park, offering 50 shows at five venues through Sept. 8, along with ancillary shenanigans (lady arm wrestlers and an "air sex competition") at Fringe Central, aka Fischman...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 4:59 AM
Just as most Chicagoans were heading into the holiday weekend and tuning out the news, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the full list of 50 locations where the city will put up ticket-issuing speed cameras near parks and schools by the end of the year....
| Aug 7, 2013
| 8:52 PM
The perplexing folding doors that many CTA passengers hate are closing for the last time on the transit agency's oldest rail cars Thursday, and the public is invited aboard (for the normal fare) to take a ceremonial, end-of-an-era ride.
| Oct 12, 2013
| 6:10 AM
Three men were shot and a fourth stabbed in four attacks early this morning and late last night on the West, Northwest, and South Sides.
About 2 a.m. in the 300 block of North Central Avenue in the city’s Austin neighborhood, a 21-year-old man who...
| Oct 4, 2013
The digital age has given us bite-size beauty like the iPhone. Now, thanks to Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Gov. Pat Quinn, it's about to stick us with a supersize swatch of ugliness.
The news that Quinn's Transportation Department has approved 11 city-owned...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 5:31 AM
Chicago motorists and some residents looking out their front windows soon can expect to see the towering digital billboards favored by Mayor Rahm Emanuel going up on city-owned property near area expressways.
The Illinois Department of Transportation...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 10:45 AM
Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in 11 L.A. neighborhoods, according to an analysis of Los Angeles Police Department data by the Los Angeles Times’ Crime L.A. database.
Two neighborhoods reported a significant increase in...