| Jul 18, 2013
| 5:29 AM
Former Metra CEO Alex Clifford offered an insider's look at Illinois' culture of political back-scratching yesterday as he provided the most detailed accounting yet of patronage allegations that he says led to his departure from the commuter rail agency....
| Jul 30, 2013
| 8:02 PM
What started as a simple business proposal is becoming something more for a father and daughter who recently opened a massage clinic in Western Springs.
Greg and Sarah Clark opened Elements Therapeutic Massage in the Garden Market Shopping Center on...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 7:32 AM
A man was shot to death in the South Loop and another man was killed in Lawndale in attacks across Chicago that also wounded five other people, including a 16-year-old boy.
Andre Bunton, 37, was shot around 11:25 p.m. Thursday as he sat in a parked...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 8:05 AM
A Chicago police officer who stands at 6 feet and weighs more than 200 pounds, Jimmy Sherlock said he didn't think twice about riding a bike through the South Loop around midnight.
"I'm not huge but I'm usually not too worried about being messed with too...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 1:05 PM
An off-duty Chicago police officer died late Sunday night after collapsing in an apartment hallway, apparently of natural causes, authorities said.
The 54-year-old officer, identified by police as Detective Patrick Finucane, was discovered...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 9:17 PM
One person sustained minor injuries Saturday evening when a small truck struck a CTA bus and rolled over in the South Loop neighborhood, authorities said.
The crash happened about 9:25 p.m. at the intersection of East Congress Parkway and South Michigan...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 10:51 AM
Windows of about 20 cars were smashed overnight in the South Loop, according to police.
Police were called to the 1300 block of South Wabash Avenue around 8 a.m., said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada. Driver and passenger...
| Mar 11, 2013
Standing in a hallway of an unfinished apartment high-rise on Lake Shore Drive, sporting a dark suit and hard hat, Curt Bailey bent his head and stared.
At the carpet.
Then he and a group of his subordinates went to a different floor and stared down...
| Mar 10, 2013
| 10:02 PM
In less than a month, a new performing arts center will open its doors in Chicago.
Or perhaps it's best to call it a new/old venue, its novel concept taking root in a familiar building.
Come April 1, the noted Chicago jazz drummer and impresario...
| May 22, 2013
| 5:09 AM
The body of a man was pulled from the Chicago River in the South Loop.
Police recovered the body, believed to be that of a man in his 30s or 40s, around 6:50 p.m. Tuesday in the 1200 block of South Lumber Street, officials said.
The body was brought...
| May 23, 2013
| 9:21 AM
Though Memorial Day obviously stands as a solemn occasion, the holiday weekend surely offer listeners a chance to catch up on concert-going. Among the highlights:
Orbert Davis' Chicago Jazz Philharmonic: The nearly ubiquitous Chicago trumpeter leads his...