| 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...
| 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...
| 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....
| 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...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 4:01 PM
Portage Park and South Lawndale each have recorded two homicides so far this year, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
In Portage Park, a 21-year-old man was shot to death Friday in the 3900 block of North Central Avenue, police said....
| Feb 9, 2013
| 12:07 AM
Police say a man tried to sexually assault a 24-year-old woman about 11:35 a.m. Thursday in the Portage Park neighborhood.
The woman was walking in the 5100 block of West Grace Street when the man, described as a 5-foot-6 130-pound Hispanic man with...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 12:14 PM
Authorities are looking for the armed man who grabbed nearly $700 from a woman who’d just cashed a check at a bank this week in the Portage Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side.
It happened Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. in the Chase Bank branch, 4854 W....