| May 12, 2014
| 5:46 PM
The definition of graffiti depends on whom you ask.
Anything scrawled with paint pens, spray paint, markers and even shoe polish on private or city property is blight, according to Debbie DeLopez, a program manager at the city’s Graffiti Blasters....
| May 13, 2014
| 2:25 PM
One person was injured and about a dozen displaced by a fire that broke out in a three-story apartment building in Uptown this morning, authorities said.
Emergency crews were called to the building in the 4700 block of North Winthrop Avenue about 10:...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 10:32 AM
A woman fell about 12 feet down an elevator shaft this morning in the Uptown neighborhood, officials said.
The woman was not seriously injured, according to Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford; she was taken to Weiss Memorial Hospital in...
| May 3, 2014
| 3:43 PM
A Chicago Fire Department paramedic was ready to treat a patient Friday but ended up needing medical care himself after the man lashed out violently, police said.
The medic had loaded Reyfius C. Purches, 46, into a CFD ambulance on the North Side just...
| May 21, 2014
| 10:00 PM
When it comes to mouthwatering acquisitions, Chicago's first Sonic—recently opened in Uptown—is just the tip of the iceberg. In the next year, some major players from the East and West coasts (and one from Brussels for good measure) are...
| May 6, 2014
| 9:11 AM
Last year, audiences crowded into shows at the first Israeli Jazz Festival to play Chicago, so it was no great surprise to learn that the event would be coming back.
But few would have expected that this fledgling attraction would nearly double in...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 8:09 AM
We're so accustomed to hearing Patricia Barber in rambunctious, atmospheric jazz clubs – most notably at the Green Mill in Uptown – that we forget what it's like to encounter her in the sanctuary and near-silence of the concert hall.
| Mar 30, 2014
| 6:51 PM
Two Chicago men were arrested Saturday after they were caught selling parking spaces at an Uptown church for patrons attending an event at the nearby Aragon Ballroom, according to police and prosecutors.
A concerned citizen first alerted Chicago...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 2:39 PM
Jessica Payne received a call this morning that her husband had been shot in a parking lot on his way to fetch coffee.
"At first I thought it was an April Fools' joke so I cursed his co-worker out and hung up on him," said Payne, the wife of Brion...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 10:00 PM
In 2013, the 10th annual RedEye Rock 'n' Vote was simply huge: A packed House of Blues crowd partied with whysowhite, Michele McGuire, DVS Jackson Esq. and the Addies, with McGuire ultimately taking home the title. And we're not stopping there.
| Apr 3, 2014
| 7:32 AM
The first wave of bands to play this year's installment of the Do-Division Street Fest & Sidewalk sale have been announced.
The festival, taking place May 30-June 1 in the West Town neighborhood will feature two stages curated by the folks at the...