| 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...
| 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.
| 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...
| Apr 24, 2014
Everyday Chicagoans came armed with plenty of ideas Wednesday night about where to locate a home for George Lucas' collection of art and movie memorabilia.
But members of the Galactic Empire seemed to be otherwise engaged, as no one arrived in a "Star...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 6:13 PM
Elderly bank robber Walter Unbehaun had just been sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison Thursday when he had a request that raised eyebrows in the federal courtroom in Chicago.
Unbehaun, a career criminal who told police he’d robbed a Niles bank last...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...