| Jun 22, 2014
Gentrification is good for almost any business. But for funeral homes, it can be a death knell.
Consider Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood, where the Herdegen-Brieske Funeral Home is closing Sept. 15, partly because older people have moved away.
| Jun 20, 2014
| 12:05 PM
When you pop open a Budweiser, you know exactly what you're getting because consistency is king.
Regardless of whether the beer is brewed in Budweiser's St. Louis, Newark, N.J., or Los Angeles breweries, whether it's produced in the dead of winter or...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 11:56 AM
Chicago tobacco sellers with past convictions for selling drug paraphernalia could lose their tobacco retailer licenses under a plan being pushed by a Lakeview alderman who hopes to thin out a dense collection of "head shops" he said are drawing the ire...
| Jul 7, 2014
As Malik Dervisevic huddled in a small jail cell — tired, hungry and frantic after hours of interrogation and no contact with his family — his mind whirred with anxiety.
"I lost my job. I lost my house. I lost everything," Dervisevic, 37,...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 8:27 PM
North Lake Shore Drive is a mess for many of the quarter-million drivers, bus passengers, pedestrians and bicyclists who use it each day, according to new research from city and state transportation officials who are planning an overhaul of the aging...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 6:17 PM
David Wilk and Charlie Gurion have kissed many times since they met, and many more times since they became one of the first same-sex couples in Illinois to get a marriage license.
But until Sunday, their kisses never had been cheered by thousands of...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:58 AM
When the annual Pride Parade steps off at noon Sunday on the North Side, marriage will be the overarching theme and cause for celebration at the event, organizers have said.
And this year, the colorful procession will start out with dozens of married...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 2:33 PM
A Chicago man was robbed of his wallet early Sunday morning at the Addison CTA station after he tried multiple times to swipe his Ventra card, which wouldn't work, according to county prosecutors.
The 29 year-old man, who arrived at the Lakeview Red...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 8:48 PM
When Larry Hallock and his partner decided to move from Chicago's vibrant Lakeview neighborhood, they never imagined they would consider living in the Austin community on the city's beleaguered West Side, let alone wind up in a bidding war over a six-flat...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 3:04 PM
A Chicago man has been accused of stealing an iPhone out of a woman's hand while on a CTA train stopped at State and Lake, then attempting to flush its case down a toilet.
Dontae Pearson, 18, of the 4500 block of South Drexel Boulevard, was arrested...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 12:16 PM
Chicago’s annual Pride Parade, which kicks off for its 45th annual incarnation Sunday, is about as festive as it gets. While many parents wouldn’t have once thought to bring their kids to the all-inclusive celebration, today the parade—...