| Jul 18, 2014
| 7:13 PM
A West Side man has been charged in the killing of a man in Lincoln Park this spring, one of two people questioned in the case today, authorities said.
Marco Alvarado, 21, was expected to appear in Cook County Central Bond Court on Saturday on charges...
| Jul 1, 2014
The Rev. Michael Pfleger and about 100 supporters marched along South Paulina Street on Friday evening while down the next block, Chicago police searched for bullet casings and sought potential witnesses after a man and a woman were struck by a hail of...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 8:46 PM
Family and friends of Jacob Klepacz, who authorities say was killed in a Lincoln Park robbery this spring, became emotional after the West Side man charged with his murder was ordered held without bail Saturday.
"I guess we're satisfied … he's...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 12:51 PM
When I talked with iO Theater proprietor Charna Halpern late Saturday night, she didn't seem particularly nostalgic about the Wrigleyville location she was leaving after nearly 20 years. "I'm not sad," she said. Not even a little bittersweet. Next week...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 7:21 PM
Laurie Montplaisir knew her daughter's Catholic elementary school, Old St. Mary's, had crossed a milestone when parents at her parish began asking her what they could possibly do to get their preschool children enrolled.
Ten years ago, Montplaisir's...
| May 7, 2014
| 8:35 AM
Springtime in Chicago, when we stash away our April thermal parkas for May peacoats, seems like the ideal time for poutine.
For the uninitiated of Quebec's most famous culinary export, it is this: a sandbag of French fries studded with cheese curds...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 4:32 AM
Culver’s, the Wisconsin-based "Butter Burger" and custard chain with dozens of locations in the Chicago suburbs, plans to open its first restaurant in the city early next year.
The store is planned for 3500 N. Clark St., in Chicago's Wrigleyville...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 11:56 AM
Chicago tobacco sellers with past convictions for selling drug paraphernalia could lose their tobacco retailer licenses under a plan being pushed by a Lakeview alderman who hopes to thin out a dense collection of "head shops" he said are drawing the ire...
| Jun 13, 2014
Mario Caston walked out of Allen Edmonds on Michigan Avenue one recent afternoon wearing new Neumok wingtips in distressed brown leather — not to be confused with the old Neumok wingtips he was carrying in a shopping bag, or the four other pairs...
| May 28, 2014
| 5:21 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel sent a message to Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts on Wednesday: You dropped the ball in clearly communicating the latest version of a Wrigley Field renovation, and my administration won’t be rushed into approving more electronic...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 5:10 AM
Folks who have become accustomed in recent months to not feeding the meters on Sundays in a host of North and Northwest Side shopping districts could get a bit of an unpleasant surprise next month.
In response to requests from five aldermen, Mayor...