| May 21, 2014
| 7:15 AM
A man has died two weeks after police used a Taser on him as he was arrested in the Old Town Triangle neighborhood.
Dominique Franklin Jr., 23, who had lived in the 21000 block of Olivia Avenue in Sauk Village, was pronounced dead at Northwestern...
| May 29, 2014
| 3:05 PM
There’s no good weekend, let alone multiple weekends, to slow traffic to a crawl on a major Chicago thoroughfare. But Illinois Department of Transportation officials said they made sure to steer clear of some big events — including...
| Jun 14, 2014
Two years ago, Chicagoans confronted the threatened horrors of "NATOmageddon," a day that was supposed to live in traffic infamy:
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit was in town, and fretful officials announced a raft of street closings and...
| May 8, 2014
| 10:09 AM
Authorities have charged a theft suspect who remained in critical condition this morning after a police officer used a Taser as he resisted arrest early Wednesday.
Dominique Franklin, who is believed to be in his 20s, was charged with two counts of...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 9:54 AM
Thousands of people use the lakefront path to walk, bike and run. While many trail users along the lakefront feel safe, crime does happen near the path.
Two-time Olympic long-distance runner and Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Todd Williams knows that...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 5:35 AM
The mother of a bicyclist killed last spring while riding in the Old Town neighborhood filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the man charged in his death as well as the man’s employer.
Robert Cann, who went by Bobby, was riding his bicycle in the 1300...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 6:00 PM
Ever wondered what it would be like if you and a few of your buddies--and only you and a couple of your buddies--got to watch a ballgame, having more or less free rein of the stadium?
If you were at the Cell for Thursday afternoon’s White Sox-...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 5:59 PM
America knows an inappropriate traveling paper salesman named Todd Packer and a loudmouthed sportscaster in a tall cowboy hat named Champ Kind. But only few have gone inside the true, brilliantly bizarre mind of David Koechner.
On Friday night, Koechner...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 3:28 PM
A Chicago man caught bicycling on the sidewalk in Old Town was arrested and charged with resisting a police officer Sunday evening, county prosecutors said.
David Stuckey, 62, of the 400 block of West Goethe Street, was allegedly riding a bicycle in...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 10:00 PM
"Renovation is the opposite of preservation," said the late Chicago businessman Mark Mamolen in a September interview at his Old Town home, a fantastical amalgam of intricately hand-wrought woodwork, bas-relief friezes, painted frescoes, tile mosaics...
| Feb 7, 2014
The bookshelves in the apartment where I grew up in Old Town were heavy with history, most specifically with books about the history of Chicago. Among the best, the very best, were three very thick books handsomely bound in blue and written by Bessie...