| Jun 26, 2014
| 7:29 AM
While I understand the need for bike lines in the city, what the Chicago Department of Transportation has decided to do to Broadway Avenue between Foster and Montrose is out of control.
That stretch of road used to have two lanes of traffic in both...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 11:19 AM
Chicago is calling for a six-month moratorium on conversions of single-room occupancy hotels and residential hotels while it tries to figures out how to regulate the gentrification that has put thousands of very-low-income housing units at risk.
| Jun 16, 2014
| 5:27 AM
When Chicago residents Nathan Huynh and Tina Tran woke up Sunday morning, they did what they've been doing every morning for the past week: They checked Twitter for the latest hidden cash clues.
Around 10 a.m., the two found what they said was their...
| May 30, 2014
| 5:02 AM
Austin and East Garfield Park each recorded two homicides in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
In Austin, a 33-year-old man was fatally shot Monday in the 200 block of North Laramie Avenue, police said. That same day,...
| May 28, 2014
They're called single-room-occupancy hotels or residential hotels, and the frequently dilapidated structures are often the housing of last resort for those down on their luck, a step away from homelessness or a shelter.
The buildings also are a slowly...
| 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 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:...
| 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 9, 2014
| 9:46 AM
Books become TV series. Amusement park rides become movies. Pop songs become Broadway musicals. But how do you adapt a city into a video game? How do you digitize the essence of a major American metropolis within the framework of a playable experience?...
| 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...
| 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...