| Aug 11, 2014
| 4:23 PM
A 16-year-old boy was killed in the Englewood neighborhood Sunday night, authorities said. Elsewhere in the city, shootings between 6:15 a.m. Sunday and early Monday morning left at least 10 people injured.
About 8:30 p.m. Sunday, the 16-year-old boy...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 7:33 AM
The time is ripe, you'd think, for a revival of "Reefer Madness," the silly musical spoof of the 1936 exploitation-morality movie that spun the yarn that Mary Jane was lying in wait for all the clean-cut young people of America, ready to turn each and...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 5:12 PM
A man was ordered held on $100,000 bail Sunday after prosecutors said he brandished a gun and threatened to kill two people at the wedding he was attending on the Loyola University campus in the Rogers Park neighborhood.
Aadam A. Franks, 30, of 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 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...
| Aug 5, 2014
Lou Sopcic has invested in energy efficient lights, insulation and new boilers in Chicago apartment buildings he owns where he pays the utility bills. But he acknowledges that springing for such improvements in buildings where his tenants pay for their...
| 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...
| Jul 13, 2014
In 1917, Albert Schorsch, a 29-year-old real estate dealer on the Northwest Side, sent carpenters and bricklayers to build 16 single-family homes on the 6000 block of Grace Street in a style then relatively new to Chicago but destined to be no less the...
| 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...
| 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 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...