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Chicago Tribune reporterWith both a bang and a whimper, the North Shore railroad, half a century ago this month, pulled the plug on a trolley wire that stretched from Chicago to Milwaukee and made the fortunes of towns in between. Its last southbound train crashed into an...
The Chicago French Market, steps from the West Loop's Ogilvie Transportation Center, is what Cheap Eater Kevin Pang calls "the closest thing Chicago has to a food truck pod." See photo gallery for a visual tour of smoked pastrami, Japanese-imported...
A prized piece of River North real estate on the same corner that was supposed to accommodate a state-of-the-art synagogue and community center has been purchased by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to build its first meetinghouse in...
What you hold in your hands is our favorite issue of the year. We get to revisit our sauce-stained notebooks and offer raised glasses to the restaurants and chefs we felt best defined Chicago's dining scene these past 12 months. This marks our third...
Tags: Bar Toma, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Restaurants, Breads, Acadia
Tribune reportersA 25-year-old man was shot in the leg early this morning during a party on the 22nd floor of a Loop hotel, police said. The shooting, one of several overnight shooting incidents across the city that left at least six other people injured, happened about...
Highway officials, CTA, Metra and Pace are spending billions to improve roads, tracks, stations and facilitiesTribune reportersMotorists, transit riders and commuters might ask themselves a question as they edge deeper into the new year: Do they feel lucky in 2013? The year promises to be noteworthy -- and at times challenging -- considering the many transportation projects and...
After quietly slipping out of three sets of restraints and snatching the gun from one of two law enforcement officers taking him to court in 2009, Robert Maday launched a two-day crime spree with a chilling threat, federal prosecutors alleged Wednesday at...
"The Book of Mormon" pulled down a whopping $1,493,961 in its first full week of sold-out performances at the Bank of America Theatre, breaking the house record for that Loop venue. That means "Book of Mormon" raked in more cash than "Jersey Boys"...
A man who previously has served two stints in federal prison for Chicago-area bank robberies has been charged in another heist and is suspected in four others and an attempted robbery in the last month. Sharkey Elam, 67, was arrested Thursday after a...
Chicago police caught an armed robbery suspect carrying an automatic pistol in the South Loop just before midnight. Officers responding to a call at a convenience store near 16th and Michigan spotted the suspect. He fled and was caught in an alley...
Tags: South Loop, Theft, Firearms
In early December I stumbled on what may be the largest breakfast in Chicago. It didn't come with a flashy, down-home title, like the "Monster Truck Driver Combo" or the "Peterbilt Protein Pile-up." Instead it was served to me in near silence, by two...
Tribune reporterIn an annual ritual that has become as predictable if not as joyous as a New Year’s Eve countdown to midnight, Chicago drivers again will have to dig a little deeper to pay to park at meters in 2013. Loop rates will go up 75 cents to $6.50 an...
Tags: Rahm Emanuel, Richard M. Daley
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