| Aug 22, 2014
| 8:28 AM
Farmers markets in the city and suburbs are evolving into community markets reflecting the neighborhoods they represent and featuring not only fresh fruits and vegetables but artisan prepared foods and arts and crafts.
"We realized the markets were...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 12:56 PM
1. Game away from 400 as a head coach for Mount Carmel’s Frank Lenti, who is second all-time in wins (339) and first in state titles (11).
2. Heisman Trophy winners who played high school football in Illinois. Evanston’s Clint Frank and...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 6:03 PM
A man was shot to death and nine other people were wounded in shootings Thursday night and Friday morning, according to authorities.
The shootings were spread across the South Side except for a man wounded in Rogers Park, blocks south of the border with...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 10:47 AM
After a frigid and snowy winter — that lasted what, six months? — it appears that summer is finally here. Which makes it time for my annual Summer Eating List.
Patterned after the summer reading lists that haunted my school-age summers, this...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 2:20 PM
A Chicago man faces a series of charges after police in Evanston said they arrested him Thursday with a loaded, .45-caliber semi-automatic handgun; body armor; a face mask; and a small amount of cannabis, according to authorities.
Officers on patrol...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 10:54 AM
An Evanston man died after he accidentally shot himself with his shotgun while "showing it off" to friends, authorities said.
Police found Eric Zyzanski, 31, after being called to his apartment in the 800 block of Howard Street around 9:45 p.m. Sunday,...
| Jul 31, 2014
For several weeks in the early 1960s, Genevieve Keilman kept a daily vigil at the hospital bedside of her son John after he was hit by a car and seriously injured.
Looking for a way to give back after her son's recovery, Mrs. Keilman became a...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 9:02 AM
Northwestern Memorial Hospital ranked No. 10 in an annual list of the best hospitals in the nation, as compiled by U.S. News and World Report.
The rankings cover nearly 5,000 medical centers nationwide. Scoring takes death rates and patient safety in...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 11:34 PM
Authorities found a body in Lake Michigan off the Evanston shoreline on Saturday, according to police in the northern suburb.
Police were called to the 2300 block of Campus Drive about 6:10 p.m. Saturday after the body was spotted, according to a...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 12:09 PM
A man has been charged in connection with a Monday afternoon carjacking in Evanston and with attempting to take another vehicle in northern suburb earlier in that day, authorities said Wednesday.
Reneil R. Downer, 19, of the 1300 block of Ashland Avenue...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 4:16 PM
Walter Avery Meares Jr., a former Burbank Leader columnist who wrote about city issues during the late 1980s and early 1990s, passed away peacefully in his Burbank home on July 9. He was 87.
He wrote a column for more than five years covering everything...