| Mar 21, 2013
| 4:07 PM
Police are investigating the death of a woman who was reported missing last month and whose body was found in an apartment this week in the Pilsen neighborhood, according to police.
A missing person's alert had been issued last month for Michelle...
| Mar 23, 2013
| 4:03 PM
Robert Goldsborough is and always has been a gentleman, a rare thing for a newspaperman to be in the still gruff/rough-and-tumble era when Goldsborough worked in all manner of high-level editorial capacities for the Chicago Tribune and later for...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 1:22 PM
The combination of opera and mariachi is not as unlikely as one might think. Both art forms, in the view of Lyric Opera General Director Anthony Freud, tell human stories about love and loss, family and country. Beyond that, said Freud, "mariachi is a...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 6:52 PM
From Catholic parishes to university common rooms to the streets outside parochial schools, Chicagoans celebrated the selection of Argentinean Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as the new pope and pondered how his diverse background might impact their...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is moving playgrounds to the front of the line for the Chicago Park District’s limited construction money, with other big-ticket projects like new fieldhouses moving back in the queue.
For the mayor, it’s about getting the...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 7:39 PM
A 19-year-old man who was shot multiple times in the Pilsen neighborhood in September died this afternoon, authorities said.
Francisco Merino, of the 900 block of West 19th Street, was shot multiple times on Sept. 27, according to the Cook County medical...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 5:47 PM
In an attempt to call attention to the city’s increasing violence, a coalition of Chicago clergy announced an effort Friday to gather 100,000 signatures on a petition to support legislation that would require gun owners statewide to register their...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 9:13 AM
As we bid farewell to the Summer of Swelter, it's a grand time for pulling up the appointment app on your smart phone (or pulling out the day planner, if you're a traditionalist) and setting aside some play dates with the hottest shows in town.
| May 27, 2011
Jean-Claude Brizard kicked off his first day as CEO of Chicago Public Schools with a return to the classroom.
He stepped into Guggenheim Elementary School in Englewood and Juarez High School in Pilsen on Thursday to talk to teachers, principals,...
| May 23, 2011
| 5:58 PM
Mercury pollution from coal-fired power plants is declining nationally after years of increases, prompted by laws in Illinois and more than a dozen other states that for the first time limited emissions of the toxic metal.
Now the Obama administration is...
| Nov 3, 2011
Up until he died, Bonifacio Chavez hoped he would help find the man accused of fatally stabbing his daughter in their Pilsen living room.
The young woman's ex-boyfriend, Raul Andrade Tolentino, had confessed in 2000 to the crime, authorities said, but...