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  • Blue Line riders used to promises of slow zone fixes

    Blue Line riders used to promises of slow zone fixes
    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...
  • Cops: Well-dressed man stealing from downtown office buildings

    Cops: Well-dressed man stealing from downtown office buildings
    Surveillance photos have been released of a “nicely dressed’’ man who is suspected of making off with office equipment during two thefts from West Loop businesses. The man was captured on security video entering businesses during...
  • Deliberately designed: A couple's approach to creating their Near North Side townhouse

    Deliberately designed: A couple's approach to creating their Near North Side townhouse
    Some homes come together in a snap. Others require a little more thought. And then, there are those that are weighed, debated ... pondered. Which was the approach a Chicago couple utilized — time and time again — while buying, renovating and...
  • Pope's words strike a chord in Chicago

     Pope's words strike a chord in Chicago
    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...
  • Cook County Jail's sordid history

    Cook County Jail's sordid history
    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...
  • Shootings leave 4 dead since Friday evening

    Shootings leave 4 dead since Friday evening
    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....
  • Lawyer: Chicago to pay $2.4 million to man injured by drunk city worker

    A man injured when a drunk Chicago municipal worker plowed a city-owned truck into a group of pedestrians two years ago will receive more than $2.4 million from the city, one of his lawyers said Monday. Stephen Dewart, then 27, was passing out fliers...
  • Lake Shore Drive overnight closures begin tonight

    Lake Shore Drive overnight closures begin tonight
    Overnight lane closures on Lake Shore Drive could complicate travel this autumn for those who use the road between North Avenue and Balbo Drive. Starting Monday, a resurfacing project will result in lane closures four nights a week between about 8 p.m....
  • Downed power line leads to outages on Near North Side

    Downed power line leads to outages on Near North Side
    A downed power line in the Near North Side neighborhood lead to several thousand customers being out of power this afternoon, officials said. At about 4:05 p.m., a ComEd power line reportedly was down near Burton Place and North LaSalle Boulevard,...
  • Cops: Man sent hearses to intimidate executive's family

    Cops: Man sent hearses to intimidate executive's family
    A Chicago man extorted tens of thousands of dollars from a married Loop real estate executive by threatening to expose their romantic relationship, authorities alleged Friday. John Holliman, who has previously been arrested in Ohio for posing as doctor...
  • Chicago Overnight Report

    Chicago Overnight Report
    A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk. • Police are investigating whether a driver intentionally struck a 38-year-old man this morning before fleeing the scene as he lay critically injured, authorities said. Read more • A...