| Jun 4, 2012
| 12:11 PM
Owners of a long-time furniture store in the Lincoln Park area which was destroyed last week in a multi-alarm fire said today that they planned to rebuild, according to a spokeswoman.
Standing in front of the rubble where Roy's Home Furnishings stood,...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 2:36 PM
Put away that vodka-lemonade. Stash the sangria. And don't even think about ordering another mojito. If you're craving a change from your usual summer sipping routine, the cocktail menus at plenty of local bars and restaurants are beckoning with fresh,...
| Sep 28, 2012
As local activists honored Mayor Rahm Emanuel this week for brokering a deal that scuttled two coal-fired power plants in Chicago, three women gathered around a dining room table in suburban Will County couldn't help but feel left out.
For nearly two...
| Jul 14, 2012
| 2:45 PM
Two people were killed and seven others were wounded in shootings across the city Friday night and Saturday morning, police said.
A 25-year-old man in a car with three other people was shot fifteen minutes after the vehicle was rammed by an SUV in the...
| Jul 15, 2012
| 1:46 PM
Panoramic & True's sophomore album "Wonderlust" aspires to the orchestral indie-pop of similarly minded acts like Canadian collective Broken Social Scene.
There's vibrancy and immediacy to P&T's music that was inspired at least in part by the throwback...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 10:48 AM
This Is Cinema's debut EP "Cycles" sounds like it could be the work of a sprawling collective. Yet the album, which incorporates everything from sweeping string sections to squiggly electronic textures alongside the usual array of guitars, drums and...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 7:17 AM
Two 16-year-old boys and eight others were wounded by gunfire across Chicago Friday night and Saturday morning, according to police.
One of the teens was shot in the 1800 block of West 18th Street in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood on the West Side...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 9:31 AM
As you read this, Jim Lasko and his family, which includes his wife, two children and a dog named Beckett, are in a car heading east.
Or they might have already arrived and are now unpacking boxes of clothes and all the other things that will fill their...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 8:01 AM
Ten people were wounded by gunfire in a handful of robberies and other attacks across the South and West sides on Friday and Saturday, police said.
An 18-year-old was shot in the chest during a driveby shooting in the Pilsen neighborhood on the West Side...
| Aug 12, 2012
| 6:47 PM
Kiara Johnson did not plan on a rap career.
In fact, she had never before rapped on record when her cousin, Donta Moye, 23, who produces music under the name Block on da Trakk, asked her to record a track at his house last summer. Johnson, then 18, of...
| Aug 13, 2012
Susan Kelly Power was 17 when she boarded a train to Chicago, a place that seemed a world away from the Indian reservation she grew up on in North and South Dakota.
In the 70 years since she left her family's home on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation,...