| Jan 26, 2014
| 5:02 PM
A beloved Chicago icon lay on its deathbed Sunday, counting down the waning moments of life as mourners stopped by to pay their last respects.
"Today's emotional for me, because Uncle Fun represents a part of Chicago that I really love," said Erik...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 4:32 PM
By Jessica Reynolds This tweet from Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey caught my eye as I skimmed through my Twitter feed Friday afternoon. The juxtaposition of those two concerns implies the North Side one pales in comparison, but his message......
| Sep 1, 2013
One of two things usually happens to people visiting a new country: They become cautious and are afraid to let their guard down, or they decide to take risks and embrace opportunities that present themselves during their brief adventure.
| Sep 3, 2013
Part of Chicago's enthusiasm for craft beer comes from a "drink local" ethos. There's a special satisfaction to hoisting a pint brewed mere miles from where you're drinking, and this fall, Chicagoans will welcome some new hometown heroes to their taps....
| Sep 10, 2013
| 5:18 AM
Two young teens who ran away from their Michigan homes because their parents wanted them to spend less time together lived in an SUV in the parking lot of a Lakeview gas station, taking strolls by the lake and hanging out at a nearby Starbucks,...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 7:39 PM
Thinking of heading out with the whole gang to take advantage of Chicago Restaurant Week? More than 300 area dining establishments are participating in the popular event, which runs through February 6th, with prix fixe menu deals of $22 for lunch and $33-...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 8:18 PM
Hundreds of protesters, including some Walmart workers who skipped their shifts on the retail industry's busiest day, spoke, chanted and sang outside of Walmart stores around the United States, making pleas for higher wages and better healthcare for...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 11:58 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration announced the addition of two new speed cameras Friday, bringing the city’s total number to 33 cameras operating at 18 different parks and schools.
The new cameras are near Challenger Park in Lakeview...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 3:47 PM
The pastor of a Lakeview Roman Catholic parish has agreed to step aside after an allegation this week that he engaged in sexual misconduct with a minor in the late 1990s while he served as pastor of an Orland Park church, officials said today.
| Dec 11, 2013
| 3:29 PM
Police say a suburban ambulance driver was three times over the legal limit for alcohol when he ran a red light, his emergency lights and sirens on, and crashed into a pickup truck in the Sheridan Park neighborhood on the North Side.
John P. Lara, 31,...
| Aug 17, 2013
After moving to an apartment in the four-story Greenview Place building in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood in February, Burton Nelson thought he had lost a link to the great outdoors. No longer could he walk out his door to his yard.