| Aug 14, 2014
| 2:43 PM
Growing up in Detroit during the 1940s, Suzanne Minn saw signs posted at hotels and restaurants indicating that Jews were not welcome, according to her family.
"She remembered it as a very segregated city, not just between blacks and whites, but with...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 4:11 AM
A man was shot to death in the South Shore neighborhood and three others were wounded across the city Thursday night and Friday morning.
The lone homicide happened about 3:40 a.m. in the courtyard of an apartment building south of Jackson Park, in the...
| Aug 8, 2014
Recently Carrie Barnett was dining out when patrons at the next table noticed her Gerber/Hart Library and Archives T-shirt. Barnett is president of the 33-year-old nonprofit organization, which is the steward of the Midwest's largest circulating library,...
| Aug 1, 2014
It isn't often that literary fiction mixes successfully with the thriller genre. The delicate balance between the rich texture and characters of the former with the propulsive narrative momentum and puzzle-solving aspects of the latter is fiendishly...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 2:07 AM
In the three weeks since her husband was gunned down at a Rogers Park bus stop, Maria Lewis has been trying hard to relive his last hours.
And this is what she found out after piecing together receipts and witness accounts and police notes: Wil Lewis did...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 8:39 AM
A few weeks ago, I toured Halsted Flats, the latest housing development to dot the rainbow streets of Boystown, with two recently engaged friends.
Our first stop, a two bedroom, two bathroom unit, featured stunning views of the lake, the skyline and...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 4:40 PM
Two North Side teens have been arrested in Wisconsin on warrants that charge them with the murder of a Rogers Park photographer last month, according to records and officials.
Denzel Burke, 15, and Michael Phillips, 17, are both charged in Cook County...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 6:06 PM
A Rogers Park man already in jail on a charge of trying to assault a woman who was pushing an infant in a stroller has been charged with attacking a McDonald’s employee in a restaurant washroom the day before, according to prosecutors and records....
| Aug 3, 2014
| 8:49 AM
A cab driver is in critical condition after a hit-and-run crash that led to a chase and a second-hit-and run Saturday afternoon in the Rogers Park neighborhood.
The 38-year-old cabbie was taken to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston after he was hit by a...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 12:53 PM
Lexie Guccione, of Buena Park, said she was riding home on a Red Line train last month when she felt something unusual: A man brushed up against her wrist as she held her purse.
The train was crowded, so Guccione thought the touch was unintentional&...
| Aug 4, 2014
The number of gay enclaves in Chicago and other large cities is on the increase but a deconcentrated population, while good from a societal standpoint, could lead to a more fragmented lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, a suburban Chicago...