| May 24, 2013
Enoch Simpson may have created a monster. Since the days when his homemade doughnuts became a surprise brunch sensation at Nightwood, gourmet twists on the classic breakfast pastry have swept the city, threatening to make the trend go stale.
| Mar 4, 2013
| 7:15 AM
A little more than two years ago, the curtain lifted on the Chicago Symphony Orchestra-led Citizen Musician initiative, and CSO Association President Deborah Rutter told an overflow crowd at the Chicago Cultural Center: “All of you are citizen...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 10:28 AM
Fugitive Raul Andrade Tolentino has been captured in Mexico and faces extradition to Chicago, where he is charged with the January 7, 2000, killing of his former girlfriend, Alma Chavez, according to government officials in Mexico and the U.S.
| Aug 27, 2012
As America's banking system began to freeze in mid-2008, Juan Rangel's nonprofit United Neighborhood Organization was in trouble.
Because of a gubernatorial funding veto, the Latino group, which runs one of Chicago's largest charter school networks,...
| Feb 20, 2013
For 13 years, the family of Alma Chavez clung to dwindling hopes that law enforcement would catch up to the man accused of killing the soft-spoken nursing student.
Chavez's ex-boyfriend, Raul Andrade Tolentino, was out on bail facing murder charges...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 9:12 AM
The Chicago Fire Department shut down a South Side nightclub and a party on the roof of a West Side community center early Sunday morning after officials found exposed wiring, overcrowding and other code violations.About 12:15 a.m., fire officials were...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 2:03 AM
A 17-year-old boy was shot early Monday morning in the Pilsen neighborhood on the West Side, police said.
Shortly after midnight, shots rang out near the intersection of West 20th Street and South Loomis Street, Chicago Police Department News Affairs...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 12:27 PM
Owners of a smelting facility linked to dangerous levels of lead in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood will spend $3 million on new equipment to curb emissions of the toxic metal.
In a legal settlement announced today by federal and state officials, H....
| Jan 31, 2013
| 9:48 PM
Nearly a decade after neighbors first drew attention to lead pollution from a Pilsen smelting plant, the owners agreed Thursday to spend $3 million on new equipment to curb emissions of the brain-damaging metal.
In a legal settlement announced Thursday...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Like many Chicagoans, Candace Polk's day begins around 8 a.m. when she takes her daughter to school, then continues at work with continuous emails, phone calls and meetings.
Unlike most Chicagoans, however, some of Polk's meetings are with local...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 9:03 AM
Brandon Boom insists they are all just friends. Which is to say that their scene is not really one — it just looks that way from the outside.
"We are not trying to make 'the scene,' but it's starting to happen," says Boom, a DJ and producer who is...