| Feb 8, 2013
| 12:58 PM
Bail was set at $250,000 this week for a 15-year-old boy who was charged as an adult after robbing a man at gunpoint last weekend on the Southwest Side, authorities said.
Judge Maria Kuriakos-Ciesil set bail at $250,000 for Jesus Castaneda on Thursday,...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 7:10 PM
Police removed a 56-year-old man's body from the Marquette Park Lagoon this afternoon.
Someone called 911 about 1:05 p.m. to ask police to check on a person in the area of the lagoon in the 6700 block of South Kedzie Avenue, said Police News Affairs...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 12:25 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today continued to sell his message that the Chicago teachers strike was “avoidable” as picketing teachers provided the background noise to a news conference at a Marquette Park school.
The mayor had to sneak into the...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 2:19 PM
The civil rights message of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was long ago burned into my brain when I lived in Chicago in 1966.
I was in art school living on the northwest side of Chicago when King brought his protest movement against restrictive and...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 7:44 AM
Michael Pena wanted to sit closer to the floor-to-ceiling windows at NoMI during a recent lunch — and who wouldn't? The trendy restaurant on the seventh floor of the Park Hyatt hotel offers customers a scenic view of Michigan Avenue and the Water...
| Jun 10, 2011
Plant sales offer splendid opportunities to buy a variety of plants – often unusual and/or heirloom varieties hard to find anywhere else, and a chance to talk shop with fellow gardeners.
Most sales are held rain or shine; each listing has contact...
| Sep 2, 2011
To thousands of traveling Chicagoans, West Elsdon is the neighborhood they glimpse on their way to catch a plane at Midway International Airport. But for some 18,000 working-class residents, it's home.
Even with its proximity to the airport, West...
| Jun 4, 2011
| 4:34 AM
The company that employed a landscaper killed last month as he worked in the Marquette Park neighborhood is working with his family and friends to offer a $6,000 reward for information in his slaying.
Heriberto Barajas, 21, was shot and killed May 20, as...
| Jun 6, 2011
| 1:34 PM
A 19-year-old man was shot dead and another man seriously wounded Sunday night as they were driving away from a gas station in the city's Marquette Park neighborhood on the South Side.
Lemont Gogins, of the 7000 block of South Hermitage Avenue, was...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 11:25 PM
At least four people were wounded in separate overnight shootings on the city's South Side, officials said.
A male and female victim were wounded late Wednesday night in a shooting in the city's Marquette Park neighborhood.
The shooting happened on the...
| Jun 25, 2011
| 8:14 AM
At least ten people were injured overnight in separate violent incidents around the city, police said.
At 11:40 p.m. in the Douglas Park neighborhood, a 28-year-old woman was shot in the back in the 1800 block of South Albany Avenue, according to a...