| Jan 9, 2013
| 10:41 AM
A man threatened to blow up a CTA bus and told police he was "jihad against the white devil" this week, causing evening rush hour passengers to flee in fear for their lives, authorities said.
A judge set bail at $90,000 Tuesday for Caleb Russell, 23,...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 2:34 PM
Austin, the Near West Side and Woodlawn each recorded one homicide this week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
In Woodlawn, a 39-year-old man hit by a car Tuesday died of head and neck blunt force injuries. The Medical Examiner's...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 11:02 AM
Some early Chicago area farmers markets will open their tables this month with the first produce of the season--although wacky temperatures coaxed ramps and asparagus out in April this year.
Among the first will be Green City Market, which moves outdoors...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 9:06 AM
One of the biggest criticisms of the local food movement is that its produce costs too much, putting it out of reach to those who may need it most.
With more Americans relying on food stamps (called LINK in Illinois) today than at any other time in our...
| Dec 12, 2011
Diane Latiker balked when her mother first suggested she get the neighborhood teens off the street by inviting them into her home.
"For the life of me I didn't want to do it," said Latiker, a mother of eight living in the gang-torn Roseland community...
| May 4, 2011
| 5:49 PM
Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday announced his cultural affairs team and said he plans to have Mayor Richard Daley's daughter help revive a long-dormant advisory panel.
Nora Daley Conroy will chair the Chicago Cultural Affairs Advisory Committee....
| Oct 3, 2011
| 3:50 PM
The University of Chicago Police Department is asking the city to extend the boundaries of its authority so it can help secure three charter schools.
The City Council Public Safety Committee recommended the request, made by university Police Chief Marlon...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 11:07 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today he's not focusing on the size of Ald. Edward Burke's bodyguard detail, which he suggested during the mayoral campaign would need to be cut in the spirit of shared sacrifice.
Emanuel said he's concentrating on getting large...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 12:33 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is targeting nine hard-hit neighborhoods in Chicago's latest effort to stem the tide of home foreclosures and, as with many recent announcements, the mayor is counting on private investment to make his plans work.
| Jun 13, 2011
| 4:34 PM
A few weeks ago, I was sitting at Dodger Stadium doing research for another book, when Dodger coach Manny Mota came over to say hello to my interview subject. I told Mota I had just finished reading a new book......
| Jul 1, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Pink peonies, baked cheese, lettuce! RedEye ventured out to the market to chat with some vendors, most of whom arrive at 6 a.m. or 7 a.m. to set up and stay until about 2 p.m., or whenever they run out of products....