| Mar 7, 2012
| 3:03 PM
A bank in the Belmont Heights neighborhood on the Northwest Side was robbed this afternoon and police believe a dye pack was included with the proceeds.
An alarm at the First Merit Bank, 7227 W. Addison St., activated at 1:43 p.m. and automatically...
| Mar 18, 2012
| 10:32 AM
Five people were killed and at least 12 other people wounded in shootings Saturday night and Sunday morning across the city.
Police were questioning two suspects after Deering District officers were able to chase down the occupants of a car who fired on...
| Dec 26, 2011
| 12:30 PM
The end is here.
Every week since April 2009, I took a different CTA bus in an attempt to ride every route from end to end. The project ended Thursday after 139 routes.
After more than 2 1/2 years of riding buses, I have picked up some wisdom (and a...
| Jan 3, 2012
HOURS CHANGES AT CHICAGO POST OFFICES, STARTING JANUARY 17TH
AMC O'Hare 11600 Irving Park Rd. MONDAY-FRIDAY 4 pm - 7 pm SATURDAY Closed
Aon Center 200 E. Randolph St. MONDAY-FRIDAY 8:30 am - 5 pm SATURDAY Closed
Auburn Park 8345 S. Ashland Ave. MONDAY-...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 8:58 AM
It's one of the enduring tropes of Chicago theater: a group of young artists, inspired by the example of Steppenwolf, get together to put on shows and build a family based on aesthetic affinity (and let's face it — romantic...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 12:06 PM
Three young men were shot and wounded, one fatally, in separate late night shootings occurring across the city.
The most serious shooting involved a 26-year-old man discovered with a gunshot wound to the head at about 12:50 a.m. this morning in the...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 11:40 AM
At least six daytime burglaries in the Jefferson Park area since Dec. 1 have been tied to the same suspect, police said today in a community alert.
The suspect usually enters a large condominium complex and once inside breaks into individual units with a...
| Sep 16, 2012
| 8:50 PM
With their patience growing increasingly thin, Chicago parents continue to grapple with child care issues and ways to keep their kids busy as the teachers strike enters its second week.
The work stoppage, which took place one week after most students...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 11:56 AM
Train riders are supposed to benefit from the CTA service changes that start Sunday. Six of the eight train routes are supposed to see more trains during rush hour. Going Public compares the new train schedules to the current train schedules and finds...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 8:17 PM
A weary state Sen. Donne Trotter was released on $25,000 bond Thursday after spending the night in a Chicago police lockup on a felony charge that he tried to bring a handgun aboard an aircraft at O'Hare International Airport.
Dressed in a tan suede...
| Dec 7, 2012
What's worse for a distinguished, pro-gun-control Chicago politician who sports a cool goatee and an always-natty wardrobe:
Being charged with a felony after allegedly trying to carry a .25-caliber Beretta handgun onto a Chicago plane bound for...