| Aug 4, 2012
| 7:17 AM
Two 16-year-old boys and eight others were wounded by gunfire across Chicago Friday night and Saturday morning, according to police.
One of the teens was shot in the 1800 block of West 18th Street in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood on the West Side...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 4:43 AM
A Portage Park woman who celebrated her 67th birthday on Sunday was killed when she was struck by an SUV while crossing a Jefferson Park neighborhood street.
Killed was Emma Lovett, of the 4800 block of West Belle Plaine Avenue, according to the Cook...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 7:32 AM
A 14-year-old boy was critically wounded Friday night in a stabbing in an alley in the city's Portage Park neighborhood, police said.
The stabbing happened about 9:26 p.m. in an alley on the 4200 block of North Milwaukee Avenue on the Northwest Side,...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 11:40 AM
It's a problem every self-styled Clark Griswold is going to face at some point when stringing up lights during the holiday season.
"You have a light set of 100 and half of the set's out," said 22-year-old Glenview resident Brian Gusak. "A lot of people...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 2:52 PM
NANGALE, Tanzania — Only about half the dogs Anna Czupryna is studying in Tanzania have names. Dogs are different here. They are foragers and night watchmen who are treated more like livestock than pets.
But when the dogs of north-central Tanzania...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 9:52 AM
Julio Cesar Castillo, 21, has been singing mariachi his entire life, so it only made sense for him to pull those roots when he auditioned ofor NBC's "The Voice." In doing so, he became the first performer ever to sing entirely in Spanish on the show,...
| Jul 23, 2010
| 4:32 PM
"The Freshman" (1925). Of all the American silent film comics, Harold Lloyd — wide eyes framed by black horn-rims — captures most vividly the exuberance of John Held, Jr.’s magazine covers, the ones depicting flappers and swells and...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 4:34 PM
On the last Sunday in May, federal agents watched as two men dropped off a third near a Citibank branch across the street from Our …...
| Jun 10, 2011
Plant sales offer splendid opportunities to buy a variety of plants – often unusual and/or heirloom varieties hard to find anywhere else, and a chance to talk shop with fellow gardeners.
Most sales are held rain or shine; each listing has contact...
| Jun 11, 2010
| 9:47 AM
The year was 1972, and then-teenager George Borovik was in his glory. The U.S. Olympic swim trials were being held at the Olympic-size pool at Portage Park, right in his own Chicago neighborhood.
"I remember going to the prelims," Borovik recalled....
| Jun 11, 2010
| 9:28 AM