| Oct 31, 2013
| 2:22 PM
Long after classes had ended at Gale Math and Science Academy in Rogers Park, Kathy Barnett leaned in over a book in the school cafeteria with a rambunctious, second-grader by her side.
On the surface, the pair couldn't be any more different. But each...
| Nov 7, 2013
Illinois' gay marriage bill that awaits the governor's signature doesn't force religious clergy to officiate at same-sex weddings or compel churches to open their doors for ceremonies. But similar safeguards aren't spelled out for pastry chefs, florists,...
| Dec 22, 2013
Natalie Webster beamed at her 13-year-old son, Moshae, as he sat straight-backed at the dinner table. She jokingly needled him about his careful grooming and formal manner around visitors as he stared ahead, alternately protesting and tolerating her...
| Dec 20, 2013
In the historic Golden Dome field house in Garfield Park, bank executives and charity leaders gathered in August to trade hugs and self-congratulatory speeches.
Nonprofit groups on the West Side were helping restore communities by renovating homes...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 6:54 PM
While Chicago’s Board of Education on Wednesday approved just seven of 17 proposals for new charter schools, the growth of privately run schools in the city remains on a pace sought by advocates.
Five of the seven schools that got the go-ahead are...
| Nov 6, 2013
Know of a trivia night in Chicago that you don't see listed here? E-mail RedEye nightlife and events reporter Kate Bernot.
The Beetle Bar & Grill
Specials: $3 pints of Point Lager and $4 Stoli vodka cocktails...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 4:54 PM
She was ill, and friends and colleagues could hear it in her voice. But even as her health failed, those who knew Betsy Foxwell said the longtime educator and Park Ridge resident never stopped promoting and preserving her city's artistic heritage....
| Dec 13, 2013
| 12:49 PM
A convicted felon charged in the 1988 slaying of a woman in her Rogers Park apartment was ordered held without bail today, authorities said.
DNA evidence helped Chicago police arrest Prentice Phillips, 48, of Evanston, who was charged Thursday with...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 3:45 PM
A Cook County jury this afternoon found a south suburban Hazel Crest man guilty of first-degree murder in the 2011 killing of a hearing-impaired man in a robbery on the Evanston-Chicago border, officials said.
In a trial at the courthouse in Skokie, the...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Lake Michigan appeared frozen solid along the North Shore in the winter of 1899. The lake's frozen appearance masked the fact that ice thickness ranged from as deep as three feet to razor thin. The lake's waves pulsed under those who ventured on the ice...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 12:13 PM
Police say a robber tried to hold up an electronics store in West Rogers Park with a fake gun but was foiled when the clerk pulled a real gun from a safe and opened fire.
Lawrence Bradley, 25, and of the 15200 block of Evers Street in Dolton, was...