| 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...
| 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....
| Feb 2, 2013
| 9:03 AM
Three shootings in the city since Friday night have left a 21-year-old man dead and three people hurt, Chicago police said.
The fatal shooting happened about 8:30 p.m., Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said.
Officers found the...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Albany Park and Portage Park last week both recorded their first homicide of the year, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
In Albany Park, a 35-year-old woman died from wounds sustained from a fire Jan. 16 in the 4800 block of North...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 11:40 AM
It's a problem every self-styled Clark Griswold is going to face at some point when stringing up lights during the holiday season.
"You have a light set of 100 and half of the set's out," said 22-year-old Glenview resident Brian Gusak. "A lot of people...
| Jun 10, 2011
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...