| Jun 23, 2013
| 10:10 AM
Attacks across Chicago left a man dead and at least 14 others wounded, according to authorities.
Three men were shot, one fatally, about 4:35 p.m. Saturday in the 8600 block of South Kingston Avenue in the South Chicago neighborhood on the South Side,...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 12:40 PM
There have been times when neighbors sharing a Pilsen apartment building with Brandon Boom and Jeremiah Chrome thought they were living next door to one of NASA's experimental laboratories.
The rising production duo, collectively known as the-Drum,...
| Mar 27, 2013
There's nothing extraordinary about Aidan Gillespie's daily commute on the No. 50 bus down Damen Avenue. Perhaps that's why the Roman Catholic schoolteacher chose the train Tuesday for a more spiritual journey.
Setting out before dawn, Gillespie, 25,...
| Apr 22, 2013
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| Mar 19, 2013
| 11:28 AM
A woman opening a currency exchange this morning in the Pilsen neighborhood was robbed at gunpoint by three men.
She had just opened the establishment at 2023 S. Ashland Ave. about 8 a.m. and was turning on a space heater when the three men burst in...
| 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 11, 2013
| 8:55 PM
Early pictures of Father Emil Kapaun show life near his family's Pilsen farm. He would grow up to become a hero... and hopeful saint... for many, including Father John Hotze. Father Hotze took part in the effort in getting Father Kapaun's latest honor....
| 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...