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  • 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:...
  • Driver held on $100,000 bail in bicyclist's death

    Driver held on $100,000 bail in bicyclist's death
    A Park Ridge man was ordered held on $100,000 bail today for reckless homicide and aggravated drunken driving charges in the death of Robert "Bobby" Cann as he rode his bicycle this week in Old Town. Cann, 26, who worked at Groupon Inc. on the Near...
  • First double homicide in 3 months

    Chicago Lawn saw a double homicide last week, Chicago's first double homicide in three months, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. Two men, ages 30 and 22, were discovered fatally shot in the 7100 block of South Oakley Avenue, police...
  • Bicyclist killed in Old Town was ambassador for biking

    Bicyclist killed in Old Town was ambassador for biking
    A transplant from New Hampshire, Robert “Bobby” Cann was an ambassador for Chicago biking, taking the time to answer new riders' questions — even taking them on test rides to familiarize them with city streets. Cann, who worked at...
  • CTA contractor suffers minor injuries after touching 3rd rail

    CTA contractor suffers minor injuries after touching 3rd rail
    An employee for a CTA contractor came into contact with the third rail in the State Street subway on the Near North Side Thursday evening, a CTA spokesman said. The worker was taken to a hospital following the incident about 9:15 p.m. near the Clark/...
  • Chicago Crime Overnight Report

    Chicago Crime Overnight Report
    A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk. • A car stolen in Burbank and spotted in downtown Chicago twice fled police before crashing into a tree in Niles, according to authorities. The owner of the car contacted OnStar Thursday...
  • Update: Woman who went missing on Near North Side found

    Update: Woman who went missing on Near North Side found
    The family of a woman who went missing on the Near North Side in late Februrary has made contact with her, police reported this afternoon. Police were searching for the woman who they said suffered from depression. Rebecca "Becca" Blakeslee, 22, was...
  • Trial attorney makes name as an advocate for those on the street

    Trial attorney makes name as an advocate for those on the street
     Laurel Bellows began her career as a trial attorney 37 years ago, showing up at her first job ready to meet her new corporate clients.    But her boss, who would later become her husband, gave her a different assignment, one that laid the groundwork for...
  • Vanecko special prosecutor goes pro bono

    Vanecko special prosecutor goes pro bono
    From now on Cook County will only be paying expenses for the prosecution of former Mayor Richard Daley's nephew, Richard J. Vanecko, and the manslaughter case will be handled pro-bono by the special prosecutor, officials said today. Former U.S. Attorney...
  • 1 injured in extra-alarm fire at Near North condo building

    1 injured in extra-alarm fire at Near North condo building
    An extra-alarm fire at a Near North Side high-rise building was largely confined to the unit where it started because the apartment's resident remembered to close the door after fleeing the fire, according to the Chicago Fire Department. Crews were...
  • Pair of stores robbed in Lincoln Park, River North neighborhoods

    Pair of stores robbed in Lincoln Park, River North neighborhoods
    One man may have robbed two stores in the Lincoln Park and River North neighborhoods overnight, according to police. Authorities aren't yet linking the two but released a single identical description of the robber in both incidents, which happened in the...