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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The undiscovered street photography of Vivian Maier

     
    The Undiscovered Street Photography of Vivian Maier...
  • 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...
  • New City, Woodlawn each see 2 homicides in 1 day

    New City and Woodlawn each saw two homicides in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. On Saturday in Woodlawn, a man was shot to death in the 6200 block of South Rhodes Avenue and a 28-year-old woman was fatally shot in the...
  • Cops: Boy, 12, missing from Northwest Side is reunited with family

    Cops: Boy, 12, missing from Northwest Side is reunited with family
    Update: Victor Lao was reunited with his family today and is safe at home, police said. Police are searching today for a 12-year-old boy who went missing Saturday afternoon from the city's Portage Park neighborhood. Victor Lao was last seen about 2 p.m....
  • Poll: City residents don't want speed cameras

    Poll: City residents don't want speed cameras
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel billed his soon-to-be-launched speed camera program as being about child safety and not raising cash, but a new Tribune/WGN-TV poll shows most Chicago voters are skeptical of the mayor's rationale and don't want the devices. The survey...
  • An effort to save a theater and break a record

    An effort to save a theater and break a record
    In an effort to save a theater and break a Guinness World Record, the 6 Corners BBQ Festival is asking Chicagoans for their help. The Portage Park Theater, located at 4050 N. Milwaukee Ave., is at risk of being replaced with a church. Community...