| Jul 21, 2014
| 7:20 PM
A Chicago man was accused of threatening two security guards with a gun outside the Funky Buddha Lounge early Sunday morning, county prosecutors said.
Robert Rhames, 41, of South Shore, got into a verbal altercation with two men working as security...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 9:20 AM
If you plan on attending this weekend's Pitchfork Music Festival at Union Park, know that you can't bring in outside food, and there will be no in-out privileges. Which means you're stuck with the food options inside the festival. It's not all bad....
| Jul 4, 2014
| 9:44 AM
A concrete patio in the West Town neighborhood collapsed overnight, spilling furniture and an air conditioner down a 10-foot hole, authorities said.
No one was on the patio when it collapsed into the basement below around 1 a.m. in the 1400 block of West...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 9:27 AM
Humboldt Park has logged two homicides in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
On Wednesday, a man was fatally shot in the 3300 block of West Division Street, police said. Four days earlier, a 42-year-old man was shot to...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 1:49 PM
Chicago police are asking for the public's help in finding a missing man who may be in need of medical attention and was last seen in the West Town neighborhood.
Mark Pristop, 52, was last seen Monday in the area of 2200 W. Huron Street, according to an...
| Jun 22, 2014
Gentrification is good for almost any business. But for funeral homes, it can be a death knell.
Consider Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood, where the Herdegen-Brieske Funeral Home is closing Sept. 15, partly because older people have moved away.
| Jun 16, 2014
| 2:46 PM
The Chicago Police Department is warning retail shops in West Town of an uptick in armed robberies in the past month.
In at least four incidents, a police alert said, one or two black men between ages 22 and 35, and wearing black sweatshirts with...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 8:08 AM
Calling all cooks – and I mean all cooks: ABC’s “The Taste” is inviting restaurateurs, executive chefs, sous chefs, line cooks, culinary students or home cooks to audition for the Anthony Bourdain-hosted reality show.
| Jun 10, 2014
| 10:58 AM
Hope you like beer, breakfast and bike mechanics, Chicago.
This year's Chicago Bike Week, which runs Friday, June 13, through Friday, June 20, will sport free food, drinks and tune-ups all over the city.
Chicago Bike Week celebrates the city's cycling...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 3:41 AM
A construction worker fell to his death this morning while working on the roof of a building in the city's West Town neighborhood, authorities said.
The man was part of a roofing company working on a building in the 400 block of North Morgan Street when...
| May 28, 2014
| 11:00 AM
West Town is facing an uptick in purse-snatchers this month, according to a Chicago Police Department alert.
The alert said one or two men have been approaching women in the Near West Side community area, attacking them and stealing their purses. The...