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  • Chicago's Julio Castillo wows 'The Voice' judges in Spanish

    Chicago's Julio Castillo wows 'The Voice' judges in Spanish
    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,...
  • Body found in vehicle on NW Side

    Body found in vehicle on NW Side
    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....
  • 2013 outdoor dining and drinking preview

    2013 outdoor dining and drinking preview
    "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...
  • Burger review: Leadbelly

    Burger review: Leadbelly
    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...
  • Your guide to 'American Idol' finalist Devin Velez

    Your guide to 'American Idol' finalist Devin Velez
    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...
  • Man with knife robs Northwest Side storefronts

    Man with knife robs Northwest Side storefronts
    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...
  • Would-be car buyer loses $5K, phone and his pants

    Would-be car buyer loses $5K, phone and his pants
    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...
  • '70s abuse case comes back to sting award-winning teacher

    '70s abuse case comes back to sting award-winning teacher
    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. On that...
  • The undiscovered street photography of Vivian Maier

     
    The Undiscovered Street Photography of Vivian Maier...
  • CTA pilgrimage of 143 stations

    CTA pilgrimage of 143 stations
    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...
  • Plant yourself at a garden sale

    Plant yourself at a garden sale
    Plant sales offer splendid opportunities to buy a variety of plants – often unusual and/or heirloom varieties hard to find anywhere else, and a chance to talk shop with fellow gardeners. Most sales are held rain or shine; each listing has contact...