| Jun 16, 2013
Had he not left the Halloween party early or had she not given into her friends' pleas to hit one more bar, it's unclear how Daniel Bujas and Aline Fernandes might have met.
As it happened, late that October night in 2008, Bujas was waiting on the Damen...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 9:26 AM
Saturday kicks off Year 4 of Learnapalooza, Chicago’s free learning event, and for the second straight year, the program is expanding to a new neighborhood. Founded in 2010 by Maggie Schutz and Sarah Press, the event was conceived as a free day of...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 1:08 PM
The TBS Just for Laughs Chicago comedy festival is underway in multiple venues and, as they say on TV, we've got team coverage of everything from the marquee attractions at the Chicago Theatre to the late-night, semi-secret performances that insiders...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 8:17 AM
Nash Kato was the swaggering singer-guitarist of the rising Chicago band Urge Overkill in the early '90s when he and his bandmates would hang out at Wicker Park's Rainbo Club, and, he recalls, a petite young woman was always hitting them up for beers...
| May 11, 2013
| 4:34 PM
Adapted from the Sunday print column Mary Hoffmann was out of my league. Star gymnast. One of the cutest girls in the ninth grade. Rumored to date upperclassmen. I thought of her immediately when I was invited to be one......
| Jun 6, 2013
| 1:38 PM
Two banks were robbed this afternoon by repeat suspects, authorities said.
A bank in Wicker Park was robbed by a man who the FBI said is on a “spree,” hitting a fourth bank today, and another man who held up a bank in west suburban Lombard is...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 5:02 PM
Rob Lach lovingly pats a hulking, pale-blue arcade cabinet with the Chicago flag painted on the side and a marquee that reads "Indie City Arcade."
"Yep, this thing's spent a lot of time in my garage," says Lach, 26, of Dunning.
A component broke less...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 10:19 AM
A decade or so ago, executive and philanthropist John H. Bryan Jr., the former CEO of Sara Lee Corp., raised a broad swath of the roughly $475 million needed for Millennium Park, the biggest and most successful cultural project in Chicago since the...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 3:48 PM
A Wicker Park neighborhood bank was help up at gunpoint this afternoon.
The robber was wearing a construction outfit and a safety vest when he entered the North Community Bank branch, 1555 N. Damen Ave., and made a verbal demand for money, according...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 1:33 PM
The Evanston culinary student implicated in several beauty salon robberies in and around Chicago has been charged in four additional holdups in DuPage County, prosecutors said Friday.
Jason Logsdon, 41, has been held without bail in Cook County since...
| Feb 9, 2013
| 2:29 PM
A 19-year-old man is accused of breaking into the home of an off-duty Chicago Police officer who was sleeping Thursday morning in the Wicker Park neighborhood, police said.
The officer injured his hand during the scuffle but no shots were fired,...