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  • Chicago's Rideshare debate: Is new ordinance 'overregulation' or welcome change?

    Chicago's Rideshare debate: Is new ordinance 'overregulation' or welcome change?
    Like the old adage says, “You can’t please everybody.” It appears that’s the case with the city’s new rideshare ordinance, which will force companies such as Uber X, Lyft and Sidecar to adhere to regulations such as...
  • Mailbag: City must be proactive with fire prevention

    I have lived in the Top of the World area for 35 years. One of the most traumatic events of my life is when I had to evacuate my home during the devastating 1993 fire. That event left me psychologically scarred and hyper-aware of the possibility of...
  • Deerfield and Highland Park entertainment calendar: Feb. 5

    Fun things to do in Deerfield and Highland Park from Feb. 8-12. Shelter fundraiser Tails of Hope, Highland Park's sole animal shelter, is staging a bash entitled "My Furry Valentine," at 7 p.m. Saturday . There will be music, food, cash bar, a...
  • Details of Sunday tasing at Wrigleyville bar

    Details of Sunday tasing at Wrigleyville bar
    The West Ridge man who was Tased by police officers at the John Barleycorn in Lakeview early Sunday morning while celebrating St. Patrick's Day has been charged with two felonies: resisting arrest and aggravated battery to a peace officer. John Acosta,...
  • Edison agrees to work with city when replacing utility poles

    The Laguna Beach City Council voted unanimously to enter an agreement with Southern California Edison to waive the need for a coastal development permit for replacing utility poles. "We feel like this was a win for [the city]," Mayor Pro Tem Bob Whalen...
  • Woman, 64, injured in West Ridge fire

    Woman, 64, injured in West Ridge fire
    A 64-year-old woman was hospitalized after being taken from a fire in the West Ridge neighborhood this afternoon, officials said. The fire happened at about 2 p.m. on the 2600 block of West Rosemont Avenue, according to Chicago Fire Department...
  • 1 family, 3 dead children: Did state miss warning signs?

    1 family, 3 dead children: Did state miss warning signs?
    As her infant daughter lay in a hospital bed, brain-dead and on life support, Angela Petrov revealed to the medical staff a family history steeped in child abuse and murder. Six years earlier, she said, her half sister fatally beat her 5-year-old...
  • Korean dishes to help beat the heat

    Korean dishes to help beat the heat
    There's a season that calls Chicagoans to gaze out the window and curse the weather. No, it's not the bone-rattling winter. It's summer. During these hot, humid, unpredictable months, in which the thermometer swings between 60 and 100 degrees, Mother...
  • Panelists for discussion of marriage equality

    Panelists for discussion of marriage equality
    Editorial Page Editor Bruce Dold will lead a discussion about marriage equality in the next Chicago Forward on Oct. 1. The event is at 6 p.m. at the Museum of Broadcast Communications, 360 N. State St. For tickets, which cost $20: https://cfmarriage....
  • 2 North Side communities log 1st homicide of year

    The North Side saw two homicides in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. In Irving Park, a 19-year-old man was shot to death Saturday in the 4200 block of West Irving Park Road, police said. One day earlier, a 5-month-old...
  • Chicago dad smothered baby girl to stop crying, prosecutors say

    Chicago dad smothered baby girl to stop crying, prosecutors say
    A Chicago infant is brain-dead and on life support after her father smothered her last week in an attempt to stop her crying, according to court records and prosecutors. Rigoberto "Rico" Rodriguez, 29, and Angela Petrov, 21, the parents of the 5-month-...