| Jul 6, 2014
| 7:18 PM
Chicago police shot and killed a 16-year-old boy who hid under a car with a gun in the Gresham neighborhood, one of five people shot by officers in the city over 36 hours, according to authorities.
The day before, police shot and killed a 14-year-old...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 8:15 AM
Two of the five people shot by Chicago police over 36 hours were boys ages 14 and 16, both of them killed when they refused to drop their guns, officials said.
The 14-year-old was fatally shot by police Friday night in the Old Irving Park neighborhood...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 5:28 PM
Chicago was hit with a burst of gun violence on the Fourth of July, with at least 21 people shot, one of them fatally, during an 11-hour stretch from Friday evening into Saturday morning, according to police.
That brought to 36 the number of people who...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 12:21 PM
The Chicago Police Department will check motorists in Rogers Park for signs of drunk driving this weekend, according to a police department release.
The Roadside Safety Check will take place in the 24th police district, which encompasses parts of Rogers...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 11:54 AM
Chicago is emerging as one of the biggest markets for vinyl records in the U.S.
The city has upward of 30 stores selling vinyl albums. Three of them, Dusty Groove, Dave's Records and Laurie's Planet of Sound, are ranked among the best in the U.S. by...
| Jun 24, 2014
Sister Suzanne Zuercher lived for 63 years as a member of a monastic community of Benedictine sisters, but she was fully engaged with the world around her.
"While she was very attuned to spiritual life, she was also in contact with an incredible...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 9:44 AM
When he was just a boy, which was some time ago, Rick Fizdale would look through the front window of the car his father would drive south on the Outer Drive. Just past the North Avenue exit, that window would fill with a view of the buildings that form...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 10:51 AM
Police shot and wounded a man this morning in the Rogers Park neighborhood, autorities said.
A male was shot in the 1500 block of West Birchwood Avenue about 11:25 a.m., said Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford.
Police fired a weapon at...
| Jul 6, 2014
A heated issue in Chicago's 49th Ward in March 1932 — at arguably one of the worst times in the Great Depression — was nude sunbathing. No politician endorsed the idea, of course, but the Republicans saw an opening when the Democratic alderman...
| May 22, 2014
| 2:00 PM
There’s a changing of the guard in Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s communications office, with chief spokeswoman Sarah Hamilton being replaced by Kelley Quinn, who moves over from a similar job in the city Finance Department.
| May 11, 2014
Sugar was the lure that connected Gina Howie with Bob Hartwig. Today, it is the foundation of their business and personal relationship.
The pair met in 2006, when Gina, then a 27-year-old interior designer from Marietta, Ga., enrolled in The French...