| May 7, 2013
| 10:12 AM
Five people were injured, including two children, in a collision involving five vehicles in the Portage Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side this morning.
The accident happened shortly before 8 a.m. in the 5100 block of West Addison Street. Police...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 9:52 AM
Julio Cesar Castillo, 21, has been singing mariachi his entire life, so it only made sense for him to pull those roots when he auditioned ofor NBC's "The Voice." In doing so, he became the first performer ever to sing entirely in Spanish on the show,...
| Oct 20, 2012
| 12:03 PM
Chicago police are conducting a death investigation after a body was found today in a vehicle in the Portage Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side, officials said.
The body was found inside a vehicle on the 3600 block of North Menard Avenue at 10:12 a....
| Apr 16, 2013
"Do you remember when it was 80 degrees in March last year?"
Yup, that might be the most common complaint muttered by coat-clad Chicagoans this spring.
Sure, summer didn't come early this year as it did last, but that hasn't stopped dozens of...
| Apr 4, 2013
Burger review: Leadbelly
5739 W. Irving Park Road 773-283-7880
Rating: !!!! (out of 4)
As I look back on all of my burger-eating adventures, one sentiment has continued to hold true: A good burger is worth the journey.
So when I heard the delightfully...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 3:07 PM
A quick primer on Devin Velez, in nine items:
1. He is one of nine remaining finalists on Season 12 of "American Idol," the Fox network singing competition, and the only contestant left from the Chicago area.
2. The 18-year-old lives in the Portage...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 4:45 PM
The same man is suspected of robbing at least four storefront businesses on the Northwest Side this week, including two within 15 minutes.
During the robberies, the man entered the business and approached a cashier before displaying a knife, taking cash...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 10:07 AM
A Northwest Side man was robbed of $5,000, his cell phone, and his pants when he was trying to buy a car through craigslist last night.
The 22-year-old man said he and his girlfriend were not injured but said the ordeal was frightening. "They took a lot...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 4:00 AM
In a grand ceremony in front of the future first lady, veteran Chicago teacher Harold "Jerry" Mash was lauded for tirelessly working to help his students — a stark contrast to how he was labeled in an Ohio courtroom three decades earlier.
| Jan 7, 2012
| 4:33 PM
The Undiscovered Street Photography of Vivian Maier...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 11:30 AM
Like some Chicago Catholics, Aidan Gillespie of Pilsen performed the Stations of the Cross last week to prepare for Easter—except he did it using CTA stations.
Gillespie, 24, said he traveled the length of the CTA rail system to visit 10 churches...