| May 13, 2014
| 6:08 AM
Chicago billionaire Jennifer Pritzker, who has amassed an extensive collection of some 35 Chicago-area properties for which she has paid more than $75 million, now can add another one to her portfolio: a landmark, six-bedroom row home on the Gold Coast...
| May 7, 2014
| 6:39 PM
A small group of food cart vendors and others who want to help expand their ability to do business noshed on hot tamales and cut fruit, items that are illegal for them to sell on the street in Chicago, during a gathering Wednesday night at a Rogers Park...
| May 7, 2014
| 2:28 PM
A Rogers Park man already serving time in the sex abuse of one teenage girl he met on Facebook pled guilty to sexually assaulting a second girl he also met on the site while awaiting sentencing in the first case, prosecutors said.
In latest case Eduardo...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 9:18 PM
Richard J. Elrod, the son of a West Side Democratic committeeman, was seriously injured during an altercation with a protester during a 1969 Days of Rage demonstration downtown but went on to four terms as Cook County sheriff and more than 25 years as a...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 5:35 AM
Eight people were wounded, at least one of them critically, in shootings Thursday afternoon and overnight across Chicago, authorities said.
The most recent shooting was about 1:50 a.m. Friday in the 6600 block of North Sheridan Road in Rogers Park....
| Apr 22, 2014
Frank Waln and his mother used to go for long walks on their South Dakota reservation. One evening about a decade ago, when Waln was 12, he saw an object in a ditch that caught the last bit of sunlight.
It was a CD, and although it was terribly...
| Apr 28, 2014
Almost 9 out of 10 CTA trips are now paid for using the Ventra fare system, but with the first of three deadlines looming this week for riders who haven't yet made the switch, breaking up with the old fare cards can be hard to do.
On Pace, which is also...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 9:56 AM
Then-Chicago Ald. Bernard Stone was in his North Side ward office one night in 2007 when he opened a large envelope addressed to him and white powder came flying out, covering his arm and that of an aide as well.
"I jumped up and said to call 911,"...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 3:34 PM
April showers often bring May rent hikes in Chicago, as many renters look into renewing their leases.
How much can a landlord legally raise the rent in Chicago from one year to the next? There are no state rent control laws, so the answer is: however...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 10:21 AM
Frank Lloyd Wright's house designs famously include a "path of discovery" that take visitors through a few turns before they find themselves inside — often through a front door that is itself partially hidden by an archway or another architectural...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Like marathon trainers on the lakeshore path and free music in Millennium Park, Chicago’s street festivals are a sure sign that summer is coming. From Rogers Park to Hyde Park, neighborhoods north, south and west all claim their own parties on the...