| Jul 14, 2012
| 4:23 AM
Interviewing a member of hit heavy metal parody group Steel Panther is much like seeing the band in concert: You know there are real people with real stories behind the characters on stage, but it’s just so much more fun......
| Jun 17, 2011
| 3:50 AM
One 17-year-old boy was shot dead and another wounded in separate shootings on the South Side on Thursday night.
The fatal shooting happened at 10:40 p.m. in the East Pilsen neighborhood with the victim a teen who was standing on the street in the 2000...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 3:31 AM
Come out of your basements, Chicago -- the tornado warning is over. Good thing, too, because look at all these bargains to nab today:
- At Jewel-Osco, today is the last day of the "spend $100, get $20 to spend on groceries" gift card promotion. It's also...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 7:12 AM
Parents staging a sit-in at Whittier Elementary School say they plan to meet with CPS officials today.
The parents, who initially sat in last fall to prevent demolition of a field house near the school and demand a library for the students, now say...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Chicago Police Officer Brian T. Strouse was shot and killed during the early-morning hours of June 30, 2001 as he hid behind a parked van during surveillance for gang and drug activity in the Pilsen neighborhood.
On Friday, 10 years after his death,...
| Jul 2, 2011
| 11:29 AM
Three men were killed and 11 other people were wounded in incidents around the city beginning late Friday.
One fatality occurred in a shooting about 11:15 p.m. Friday in the University Village neighborhood, where two males were shot, one fatally, in the...
| Jul 4, 2011
| 12:21 PM
Are you in the Loop when it comes to knowing the ins and outs of the "L"?
If all you know about the Green Line is that it's a Goose Island beer, you're in luck. Two Chicago groups are offering tours this summer that detail the intricacies of the CTA....
| Jul 4, 2011
| 5:04 PM
An extra-alarm blaze at a three-story brick building in the city’s Pilsen neighborhood this afternoon apparently was started by children playing with fireworks, fire officials said.
By about 5:20 p.m., the fire that spread to two nearby buildings...
| Jul 5, 2011
| 7:41 PM
Just around the corner from the Perez Elementary School in Pilsen sits a century-old coal-fire plant.
Fifty-three year old Pilsen resident Leila Mendez comments, “I remember one time walking, and I couldn’t breathe, and it was just like a...
| Oct 15, 2010
When William Howell got an opportunity for a fellowship at Stanford University, he assumed he would rent out his four-bedroom home in Chicago's Bucktown neighborhood through the housing office at the University of Chicago, where he is a professor of...
| Dec 3, 2010
What makes a neighborhood work? Is it the people? The history and culture? Diversity? Or perhaps its status as a destination?
Post the question to any number of proprietors who keep shop on the 5000 blocks of North Clark Street, and oddly, their...