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  • Wi-Fi provider Gowex filing for bankruptcy amid scandal

    Wi-Fi provider Gowex filing for bankruptcy amid scandal
    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...
  • Activists: South Side hospital patients caught in 'trauma deserts'

    Activists: South Side hospital patients caught in 'trauma deserts'
    For the nearly 2,200 people shot last year in Chicago, getting to a trauma center within minutes was often their best hope of not becoming one of the city's 415 homicide victims. But how fast they received trauma care depended on where in Chicago they...
  • New mezzanine opens at Clark/Division stop

    New mezzanine opens at Clark/Division stop
    Mayor Emanuel and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin hailed the reopening of the Clark/Division stop's new mezzanine Monday morning. The 8,800-square-foot mezzanine at LaSalle and Division Streets is part of the $50 million upgrade to the Clark/Division stop on...
  • Eat this: Raw Ahi tuna taco at Big & Little's

    Eat this: Raw Ahi tuna taco at Big & Little's
    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,...
  • Chicago police cracking down on drivers who ignore crosswalks

    Chicago police cracking down on drivers who ignore crosswalks
    Tires screeching and sirens blaring, Chicago police cars took off from a Near North Side intersection every couple of minutes Tuesday starting at noon to chase down drivers who failed to stop for pedestrians in crosswalks. Never mind that in many of the...
  • 2 seriously hurt in Near North Side crash

    2 seriously hurt in Near North Side crash
    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...
  • As a rule, priority seating means something on CTA trips

    As a rule, priority seating means something on CTA trips
    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...
  • A graceful goodbye for Sweetie Grace

    A graceful goodbye for Sweetie Grace
    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...
  • Chicago's life expectancy rose between 1990, 2010

    Chicago's life expectancy rose between 1990, 2010
    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...
  • CTA installing new digital displays at rail stations

    CTA installing new digital displays at rail stations
    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...
  • 10 things you might not know about Chicago restaurants

    10 things you might not know about Chicago restaurants
    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...