| Oct 4, 2012
| 10:36 AM
A $203 million reconstruction of the Wilson station on the CTA Red Line is scheduled to begin next year.
The new station will serve as an anchor for economic development in the Uptown neighborhood.
The new station will feature glass and steel canopies,...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 6:43 AM
Lamb of God, the Richmond-based metal band, is paying tribute to America's armed forces with a new video. The band is asking family members of service men and women to submit photos of their loved ones for use in a clip.
"Lamb of God is looking to...
| Oct 14, 2012
| 6:26 PM
A 16-year-old boy opened fire on two Chicago police officers sitting inside an unmarked squad car on the city's Uptown neighborhood on Saturday, prosecutors alleged in court.
Jansen Aikens was charged as an adult with two counts each of attempted first-...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 1:35 PM
Humboldt Park recorded homicides on three consecutive days in the past week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
On Monday, a 36-year-old woman was shot to death in the 3300 block of West North Avenue, police said. One day earlier, a 21-...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 5:42 AM
Someone fatally shot a 17-year-old boy in the head Friday night in the Pill Hill neighborhood on the Far South Side, authorities said, and a 33-year-old man was killed later in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side.
Six others were...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 6:49 PM
Taking a brief hometown respite Wednesday night, President Barack Obama used a 50th birthday bash in Uptown to raise re-election money from a friendly crowd as he sought to recharge a presidency showing signs of scars from Washington’s partisan...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 5:33 AM
Child endangerment charges have been filed against an Uptown couple accused of flying to Las Vegas and leaving their two children, 12 and 9, home alone for nearly two days, police said.
The couple took the trip last month, but the charges were not...
| Aug 5, 2012
| 4:28 AM
Day 2 is done at Lollapalooza in Grant Park, and what a day Saturday was: It was sandwiched by much-anticipated sets by Chief Keef and Frank Ocean, and in between came the first evacuation in the festival’s Chicago history. Here’s how it...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 11:00 AM
Jackie Taylor, the founder and artistic director of Chicago's Black Ensemble Theater, is staring at an utterly transformative fall.
On Nov. 18, the $19 million new Black Ensemble Theater will open at the hitherto moribund 4450 North Clark St.,...
| Feb 21, 2012
Since at least 1976, the woman who calls herself Seven has lived without a formal identity.
She says she's 71 years old and a lifelong Cubs fan. She has fleeting childhood memories of visiting the Indiana Dunes but can recall little else and suffers from...
| Oct 29, 2011
A family snapshot of Christine Caponigro shows an engaging young woman with a dimpled smile and long, hippy-ish bangs draped over her blue eyes.
But by May 2003, Caponigro had cut herself off from family and succumbed to drug addictions that drove her...