| 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...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 12:09 PM
A man has been charged in connection with a Monday afternoon carjacking in Evanston and with attempting to take another vehicle in northern suburb earlier in that day, authorities said Wednesday.
Reneil R. Downer, 19, of the 1300 block of Ashland Avenue...
| 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...
| May 29, 2014
| 10:00 PM
For Sophia Jordan and Sara Weemes, it was love at first sight.
That was in 2005, when Jordan's brother introduced them at a party. They've been inseparable since then. A couple of years later, they moved together to Indianapolis. They talked about...
| May 26, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Neophyte restaurateurs Beverly Kim and Johnny Clark ran through calculations on their Excel spreadsheet, something they've done plenty in the last year. They knew early on that the margin of error at their new Avondale restaurant, Parachute, was thin....
| May 30, 2014
The way Stuart Dybek tells it, on the night that he decided to become a writer, the moon rose full and bright over Lake Michigan. It had not been an easy decision. His father, an immigrant from Poland who had pushed his way to foreman at the McCormick...
| 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...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 6:03 PM
A few months before graduation day for a program geared toward international lawyers, Northwestern University School of Law made a discovery that a prestigious institution of legal education might prefer to avoid — that one of its students was a...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 11:29 AM
After work, Doug Grabowski rushes home to Pilsen to quickly throw a load of laundry in the washer. There’s no time to cook. Forget about catching up on that book he downloaded to his Nook.
Romantic date nights with his girlfriend go out the...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 10:53 AM
It's just a suggestion, and more Chicagoans are taking it that way when it comes to coughing up cash before entering a fest.
Suggested donations are a neighborhood fest staple, a product of event organizers attempting to cover costs while still...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 3:42 AM
Alante Vallejo’s jeans and red shirt lay strewn across a sidewalk where Chicago meets Evanston on Friday afternoon as two of his friends watched homicide investigators begin trying to figure out who killed him.
The tragic scene on the Rogers...