| Sep 29, 2013
When Tony Pacini saw 27-year-old law student Andrea Alvarez across the dodgeball court in early February 2011, she definitely made an impression.
"She was hit with a ball and got out right away," remembers Tony, who was 29 and working in sales for AT&...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 4:54 PM
Phyllis Adams, a harpist, and Monty Adams, a flutist, both moved to Chicago in the 1970s, met in a locker room at Orchestra Hall, fell in love and married.
What they didn't realize at the time was how hard it would be for two musicians to get by without...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 11:39 AM
An off-duty Chicago police officer fatally shot a man on the Near West Side this morning in the third police-involved shooting since midnight and the fourth in the last 24 hours, police said.
The incident happened at 6:45 a.m. at a Chicago Housing...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 6:03 AM
A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk.
• An off-duty Chicago police officer fatally shot a man on the Near West Side this morning in the third police-involved shooting since midnight and the fourth in the last 24 hours, police...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 1:04 PM
Tom Carideo was driving through the West Town neighborhood on his way to pick up his young children Saturday night when he did a double-take when he saw a naked man running through the streets.
Carideo was about to make a right turn onto Ogden Avenue...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 7:34 PM
About 25 people protested outside a railyard on Chicago’s Near West Side as part of a labor action under way at a small Bedford Park-based locomotive service company.
Workers at Mobile Rail Solutions walked off the job Wednesday after three...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 2:22 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel hopped on the city’s shiny, new “unicorn” Thursday and briefly pedaled around a Near West Side park for the benefit of a few TV cameras.
He was there to promote a new contest for the city’s Divvy bike rental...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 8:12 AM
A 43-year-old man was shot and critically injured during an argument on the Southwest Side late Monday night, and a West Side shooting also left two people hurt, according to authorities.
About 11:40 p.m., someone took out a gun and opened fire during a...
| Jul 7, 2013
| 6:02 PM
Chicago police are warning Near West Side residents and delivery drivers about several robberies in recent weeks.
All the robberies have taken place since June 28 in the Near West Police District, with the most recent on Wednesday. Some of the robberies...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 7:06 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has refused to ban soda from City Hall vending machines and has not joined the push to limit the size of sugary drinks people can buy, citing the importance of “personal responsibility.”
That philosophy apparently does not...
| Jan 13, 2013
| 1:47 PM
Chicago police issued a community alert today advising people on the Near West Side to be aware of a group of males conducting robberies after two took place over the weekend.
Both robberies happened on Jan. 12, when the victims were approached by...