| 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 14, 2013
| 5:29 AM
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...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 3:26 PM
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...
| 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....
| Sep 23, 2013
| 7:06 PM
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...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 4:56 AM
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....
| Jan 12, 2014
| 7:32 PM
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,...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 8:18 PM
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...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 6:12 AM
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