| Mar 17, 2011
| 2:26 PM
Cartographically speaking, Chicago is pretty neat. There exists a grid of streets occasionally bisected by diagonals to create six-cornered intersections -- the proverbial root of the Chicago "hard left" versus the "soft left." There are abandoned...
| Oct 20, 2010
| 12:14 PM
With October upon us, most Halloween horror shows recall plastic masks, strobe lights, and spinning tunnels. But this season, three Chicago theatre companies are taking a more subtle tack and bringing horror back to its gothic roots.
| Mar 11, 2011
| 12:09 PM
Metra officials said today that Union Pacific North line riders should not expect any schedule changes when work begins this spring on a project to replace century-old bridges on Chicago's North Side.
The project was originally planned to begin last...
| Mar 29, 2011
| 9:43 AM
North Side residents will get a close look tonight at Metra's plans to rebuild 22 bridges along the UP North Line.
The commuter rail line, the Union Pacific Railroad and Chicago officials will hold a public forum to review plans for streetscape, station...
| May 28, 2012
| 7:27 AM
4th Annual Metamorphosis Party
Friday April 29
7:00 p.m. - midnight
4325 N. Ravenswood
To receive a discount on tickets, use the code WGN.
Lincoln Park Community Shelter (LPCS) is hosting the 4th annual...
| May 14, 2012
| 3:24 PM
A 30-year-old motorcyclist was killed and two other people were injured today in an early-morning crash involving two motorcycles and a car, authorities said.
The collision happened at about 1:30 a.m. near the intersection of Lawrence and Damen avenues...
| May 19, 2012
| 2:30 PM
Three out-of-state men arrested in a Bridgeport apartment raid days before the NATO summit considered hitting President Obama's campaign headquarters, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's house and police stations with "incendiary devices," according to court documents....
| May 19, 2012
| 8:29 PM
The NATO summit is an international affair, but several hundred protesters brought their message up close and personal -- right to Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel door.
Many of the protesters were rallying against cuts to mental health care.
| May 27, 2012
| 9:17 AM
Colorado authorities believe they have found the remains of a Chicago hiker missing since October 2010, according to a news release from the Sheriff's Department in Eagle County, Colorado.
Authorities said a camper found an abandoned campsite near Holy...
| May 30, 2012
| 5:14 AM
CTA trains were running on normal schedules on the Red, Brown and Purple lines this morning, a day after an extra-alarm fire at a furniture store along the tracks halted service for nearly three hours during the evening rush.
Heavy construction equipment...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 6:47 PM
This Saturday, dozens of vintage gambling devices and memorabilia will be auctioned off to the highest bidder - some with a connection to notorious gangster Al Capone.
Chicago auctioneers Potter & Potter will be auctioning the items at their headquarters...