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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...
  • Parolee charged in sex assault at Near North Side store

    Parolee charged in sex assault at Near North Side store
    A man has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman at a store on the Near North Side, just blocks from where he stole three cell phones two years earlier, authorities said. Michael Roberson, 30, has been charged with aggravated criminal sexual...
  • Man hurt in Near North Side shooting

    Man hurt in Near North Side shooting
    A 29-year-old man was shot early this morning as he drove in the Fulton River District neighborhood, police said. About 4:15 a.m., the man was driving in the 500 block of West Grand Avenue when a second vehicle pulled alongside and someone opened fire,...
  • 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....
  • Terry Callier dies at 67; vocalist, musician

    Terry Callier, a singer-songwriter who captivated a cult following with his quietly hypnotic baritone voice and hard-to-classify music that combined elements of folk, blues and jazz, died of cancer Oct. 27 at a hospital in Chicago. He was 67. Callier...
  • 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...
  • Chicago classical music ensemble Dal Niente gets fierce

    Chicago classical music ensemble Dal Niente gets fierce
    A couple of years ago Ensemble Dal Niente trumpeted its mission as presenting "the fiercest music of recent decades." The Chicago-based group of super-musicians still focuses on championing, commissioning and performing some of the most uncompromising...
  • 10 years after E2 nightclub deaths, a mixed record on exit safety

    In the aftermath of the E2 nightclub disaster that killed 21 people in 2003, the city of Chicago vowed to step up weekend inspections of clubs. Ten years later, city data released to the Tribune, as well as interviews with club owners and others,...
  • City announces proposed food truck stand locations

    City announces proposed food truck stand locations
    Food trucks may soon find special parking spots near City Hall, NBC Tower, Harold Washington College, Buckingham Fountain and Lincoln Park Zoo, among other high-traffic locations in Chicago. Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday presented the City Council with...
  • Concealed carry: Illinois businesses face a loaded issue over concealed carry law

     Concealed carry: Illinois businesses face a loaded issue over concealed carry law
    You could miss it walking by. A small red circle with a line crossing over an image of a gun and a knife, printed on white paper and posted just east of the entrance: "NO WEAPONS." But the makeshift sign outside Keefer's Restaurant on Chicago's Near...
  • A guide to Chicago-speak for Boston fans

    A guide to Chicago-speak for Boston fans
    Here are some tips on how to talk Chicago. First off, it's Chi-CAW-go, not Chi-CAA-go. Nationwide, you hear that second pronunciation more than the first. But among longtime Chicagoans, you hear the first much more often. Some other words and phrases:...