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  • 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...
  • Bears, Soldier Field manager create committee to end turf battles

    Bears, Soldier Field manager create committee to end turf battles
    The Chicago Bears and the company charged with tending the grass at Soldier Field have formed a “field committee” to prevent another debacle like last week’s cancellation of an open practice for fans because the sod hadn’t been...
  • Cops: Restaurant burglarized, then torched

    A fire at a Polish restaurant in the Portage Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side appears to have been set to cover up a burglary, police say. The fire broke out around 11 p.m. Tuesday at Sami Swoi at 3550 N. Austin Ave., according to Fire...
  • Man exposed himself to girl at park field house

    A man who posed as a Chicago Park District janitor lured a 10-year-old girl to a secluded part of a Northwest Side field house and exposed himself, police said today. The girl ran away when the man exposed himself and she was not assaulted in the...
  • Suspect in custody in fatal stabbing of bar owner

    Suspect in custody in fatal stabbing of bar owner
    Authorities are investigating the stabbing death of a Portage Park bar owner early this morning and the fatal stabbing of her ex-husband, whose body was found later in his home. Henryka Waskowski, 67 and a resident of the 6400 block of North Berteau...
  • Monday was deadliest day of year

    Monday was deadliest day of year
    Five homicides were recorded in Chicago on Monday, making it the deadliest day of the year so far, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. At about 1:50 a.m., a 25-year-old man was shot and killed in the 5600 block of South May Street in...
  • 3 dead, 19 wounded in attacks across city Friday night and Saturday morning

    3 dead, 19 wounded in attacks across city Friday night and Saturday morning
    At least 22 people were shot, three fatally, across the city Friday night and Saturday morning. The latest slaying was gang-related and occurred about 6 a.m. when a man identified as Gerry Woods, 37, of the 4500 block of South Wood Street, was shot in...
  • South Deering sees double homicide

    South Deering saw a double homicide Monday, officials said. A 17-year-old boy and a 34-year-old woman were shot to death in the 2100 block of East 96th Place, police said. South Deering has logged four homicides so far this year. The South Side...
  • Remarkable Woman: Dorene Wiese

    Remarkable Woman: Dorene Wiese
    Dorene Wiese isn't afraid of going against tradition — even though tradition means everything to her. She was one of seven American Indians in the state of Minnesota to ever graduate high school in 1967. She went on to get her bachelor's degree and...
  • Prosecutors: Drunk man rammed SUV into car repeatedly

    Prosecutors: Drunk man rammed SUV into car repeatedly
    A 25-year-old Chicago man faces a litany of charges arising out of an alleged attack Saturday night when, according to prosecutors, he repeatedly crashed his 2000 Ford Explorer into another vehicle on the city's Northwest Side. Michael Bambouyani, 25, of...
  • Boy, 14, critically wounded in Northwest Side stabbing

    Boy, 14, critically wounded in Northwest Side stabbing
    A 14-year-old boy was critically wounded Friday night in a stabbing in an alley in the city's Portage Park neighborhood, police said. The stabbing happened about 9:26 p.m. in an alley on the 4200 block of North Milwaukee Avenue on the Northwest Side,...