North Center news

The benefits of a merger without the complications

(Crain's) — Two competing old-line Chicago hardware and plumbing companies — Chicago Brass and Community Home Supply — formed a unique partnership coming out of the recession while many of their counterparts shut their doors. more

over 2 years ago | Crains | Permalink

Ex-Tinley Park cop pleads guilty in DUI crash

Former Tinley Park cop John M. Leonard admitted to a judge Thursday he left the scene of a drunken-driving accident in May and now faces as many as seven years in prison. more

over 2 years ago | Sun-Times | Permalink

Warrant issued in Bell School attack

Police name a suspect in connection with an attack on a woman near an elementary school in North Center. Parents met with school officials and cops to learn more about the case and talk safety tips.

6 years ago | Megan Cottrell

Parents wary after attack at Northside school

Parents, police and school officials met tomorrow to talk about a recent attack near Bell Elementary. The incident may be related to several other attacks in the North Center neighborhood.

6 years ago | Megan Cottrell

Lincoln Square store promotes fair trade

Maya Essence, a new fair trade store offering products from Guatemala and other third-world countries, has opened in Chicago's Lincoln Square neighborhood.

over 6 years ago | Sara Schapmann

City bids farewell to Asian beetle

The event capped 10 years of efforts by government and community groups to stamp out the destructive beetle. Officials are now hoping to stop a new pest -- the Emerald Ash Borer.

over 6 years ago | Jennifer Slosar

Burglaries worry North Center residents

Burglars have hit eight homes in the neighborhood within the past month, mostly entering through unlocked garages. Cops say the crimes are often the work of repeat offenders.

over 6 years ago | Tim Mannion

Mask-maker lives for double takes

Jeff Semmerling, a Chicago-based artist, explores the transformative power of accessories most often thought of as Halloween props. Leading theater groups use his masks.

over 6 years ago | Jack Newell

Streets still closed as crews repair pipe

Water main break caused severe flooding

almost 7 years ago | Jennifer Slosar

Water main break sinks roadway, floods basements

80-foot crater opens on Montrose Avenue

almost 7 years ago | Carrie Topolinski

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