| Mar 6, 2011
Gov. Pat Quinn must decide by March 18 whether Illinois will become the 16th state to ban the death penalty. As we await the answer, here are some strict sentences:
1. Nearly 75 percent of all countries have abolished the death penalty or haven't...
| Oct 22, 2010
While the phrase "a city of neighborhoods" is widely used to describe Chicago, it could just as easily refer to West Town.
A couple of miles northwest of the Loop, the sprawling community is a mosaic of 11 neighborhoods, each with a distinct character,...
| Jul 9, 2011
| 12:15 PM
Smoking brakes on a Blue Line train were blamed for an emergency response at a West Town CTA station this afternoon.
No injuries were reported in the incident.
A still and box alarm and Emergency Medical Services Plan 1 were called about 12:45 p.m....
| Mar 27, 2011
| 1:53 PM
A 26-year-old Michigan woman was killed when her car slammed into a light pole overnight in the city's West Town neighborhood, Chicago police said.
Witness told police that the woman was speeding in her 2006 Audi while heading west on West Grand...
| May 28, 2012
| 8:21 AM
West Town Tavern 1329 West Chicago Avenue Chicago www.westtowntavern.com
Pan-Seared Gulf Shrimp, Manila Clams and Mussels with Spicy Roasted Tomato Sauce and Linguini
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 cup finely chopped onion, about 1...
| May 16, 2012
| 11:50 AM
After a lengthy battle with the city over regulation and permit issues, the Logan Square Kitchen has announced that its business is no longer economically viable and that it will permanently close its doors on June 28.
The Logan Square Kitchen is a...
| May 16, 2012
| 1:08 PM
New City and Woodlawn each saw two homicides in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
On Saturday in Woodlawn, a man was shot to death in the 6200 block of South Rhodes Avenue and a 28-year-old woman was fatally shot in the...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 7:50 AM
Summer Family Fun in Chicago
Young Eagles Program – Free Airplane Rides for Kids
Young Eagles is a FREE program offered by the EAA (the Experimental Aircraft Association is a community of enthusiasts who fly, build and restore recreational...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 9:20 AM
Indie-pop duo Mates of State has been added to the final music lineup on Sunday for this year's West Fest in West Town, July 7-8, according to a news release announcing the full schedule.
The festival, which includes music, family events and the area&...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 2:59 PM
Firefighters extinguished a blaze that started on the roof of one residential building in the West Town neighborhood this afternoon and spread to another, a Fire Department spokesman said.
Firefighters were called to the 1400 block of West Erie Street...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 3:49 PM
Seven homicides were recorded Nov. 5, making it the deadliest day of the year so far, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
At 2:10 a.m., a 23-year-old man was shot to death in the 1300 block of South Troy Street in North Lawndale,...