| Aug 6, 2014
| 6:27 AM
Four men were wounded in a shooting outside a Near North Side nightclub early this morning, authorities said.
The shooting happened about 3:40 a.m. outside Hearts, a club at 1115 N. North Branch Street.
Officers found two wounded men in a parking lot...
| Jul 31, 2014
Raw ahi tuna taco: Big & Little's menu offers a gallimaufry of tacos, burgers and po'boy sandwiches, so guess what its No. 1-selling item is? Raw ahi tuna taco. Sashimi in a fried corn shell, essentially. It's Big & Little's take on the Hawaiian poke,...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 8:57 AM
The CTA plans to install 24 digital displays at 10 stations in the next six months, an agency spokeswoman said this week.
The CTA recently installed two new digital displays outside the Chicago Brown Line stop on the Near North Side. The 10 stations...
| Jul 21, 2014
Readers sometimes ask how I get around, and some people even suggest they already know the answer based on perceived tea leaves in my writing.
No, I don't fly to the office in the Tribune helicopter (there isn't one), which is to say that I can be as...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 3:29 PM
Two people were seriously injured in a crash in the River North neighborhood this afternoon, authorities said.
The crash happened a little before 2:45 p.m. at Ontario and Franklin streets. Two people were taken in serious-to-critical condition to...
| Jul 6, 2014
In honor of Taste of Chicago, running Wednesday through Sunday, let's take a look at the city's savory restaurants and their sometimes unsavory customers. Eat it up:
1/ Charlie Trotter, the influential Chicago restaurateur who died last year, once...
| Jul 7, 2014
It's not often that I get to experience a story from its beginning to its end. The exception is the rags-to-riches tale of a pit bull named Sweetie Grace.
Roberta Miller, Sweetie Grace's owner, called me last week to tell me that she had spent the...
| Jul 10, 2014
Nearly a quarter-century ago, a newborn residing in West Garfield Park could expect to live slightly more than 63 years.
A child's life expectancy at birth in the community area, bounded to the west and east by Kenton Avenue and Hamlin Boulevard, inched...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 7:25 AM
Gowex, a Madrid-based Wi-Fi provider that launched its free ad-supported service in Chicago less than two months ago, is filing for bankruptcy amid a financial scandal.
Jenaro Garcia, founder and CEO of Gowex, resigned this week after admitting he...
| Apr 30, 2014
The Rev. Thomas W. Strieter and his wife, Doris, had recently finished editing the third in a series of six volumes on the homilies of outspoken Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was assassinated in 1980 while in church celebrating Mass.
| Jun 23, 2014
| 11:24 AM
Now departing: Disposable CTA cards.
This is the final weekend the CTA will accept disposable magnetic cards to pay for rides. Starting July 1, the agency will allow only Ventra, some personal bank cards, certain phones and cash (on buses) for fare...