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  • 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...
  • 3 homicides in 3 days

    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....
  • Police warn of sexual assault in Portage Park

    Police warn of sexual assault in Portage Park
    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...
  • Police: Gunman grabs money from customer at NW Side bank

    Police: Gunman grabs money from customer at NW Side bank
    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....
  • Shootings leave 1 dead, 3 hurt

    Shootings leave 1 dead, 3 hurt
    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...
  • Northwest Side areas see 1st homicide of year

    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...
  • They'll light you up

    They'll light you up
    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...
  • 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...