| Jun 14, 2014
| 4:23 AM
A 77-year-old man died after he was hit by a car in Jefferson Park overnight, according to authorities.
A 45-year-old woman driving her car hit him about 12:50 a.m. in the 5900 block of North Elston Avenue. She was cited with driving without insurance...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 2:40 AM
Authorities are asking for the public's help in locating a 44-year-old man with Autism reported missing from the Irving Park neighborhood.
Mark Moritz, of the 4200 block of North Harding Avenue, is described as 5'4'', 180 lbs., with gray hair, green...
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 5:27 PM
The chocolate dome, topped with edible paper printed to look like Moorish tiles, arrived a little battered Monday night at LAX. During the flight from Washington state, the cupola fell off and some of the "tiles" were scuffed.
It was but a minor setback...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...