| Feb 19, 2014
| 11:41 AM
Lemon pancakes: Calling these pancakes the best on Earth is no exaggeration. Topped with fresh blueberries and a dollop of creme anglaise and coated in lemon sauce, these zesty treats ($11) at Kingsbury Street Cafe on the Near North Side will leave your...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 11:34 AM
A man who was sitting on a bench at the CTA Red Line's North and Clybourn Station early Tuesday morning told police he was robbed at knife point then forced into a nearby alley where he was sexually assaulted.
Preliminary reports said a 24-year-old...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 12:07 PM
A man arrested by police officers who saw him pushing what turned out to be a stolen vehicle has been charged in the hijacking of that car and the robbery of another woman on the Near North Side on New Year’s Day, police said.
Brandon L. Burns,...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 5:07 PM
A real estate lawyer arrested on charges he sexually assaulted a 24-year-old woman in her upscale Near North Side hotel room smeared his hands with lip balm as he was being booked by police in an attempt to thwart the 2012 investigation, prosecutors...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 7:15 PM
Jerry, an American bulldog mix, arrived at Chicago's Anti-Cruelty Society on Wednesday about the same time aldermen adopted a measure that will tilt the options for pet buyers in the city toward homeless animals like him.
Beginning next March, Chicago...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 9:32 PM
Wednesday's print column Is there still political life in the anti-gay marriage movement? Are union forces strong enough to win a battle with the Democratic establishment over pension reform? These questions are central to two of the most interesting...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 10:19 AM
A man who robbed a Near North Side bank this morning is believed to be the same man who robbed a bank just blocks away last week, according to the FBI.
Today, the man walked into the Fifth Third Bank branch at 42 E. Ontario St. about 10:25 a.m. and gave...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 1:09 PM
Call it deja Blue.
In what's being billed as the largest Blue Line investment in 30 years, CTA officials announced last week the agency will embark on a four-year, $492 million project to rid parts of the O'Hare branch of slow zones and upgrade 12...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 8:11 PM
Chris Pett said the Roman Catholic Church became a safer place for gay people like him Thursday after Pope Francis warned that church leaders have become too focused on issues such as homosexuality and abortion at the expense of the church's broader...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 6:38 AM
Almost as if it is cursed, Cook County Jail is perennially either grossly overcrowded or unable to hang on to all its prisoners. Crafty ones devise ingenious escapes, others benefit from bureaucratic blunders. Last week, a convicted murderer enjoyed a few...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 12:04 AM
At least four men have been killed and three others wounded since Friday evening, according to police.
The latest violence came a day after 13 people were shot in a South Side park and just hours after a 14-year-old boy was killed Friday afternoon....