West Side alderman Jason Ervin rightly complains that the city's bike rental program will only serve neighborhoods close to the lake. more
CHICAGO – When “Torchwood: Miracle Day” premiered on Starz, I was completely up for the ride. My 4/5 review displayed a little bit of concern given that the show was often 5/5 in its original BBC America airings (and in the brilliant “Children of Earth”) but I held... more
At least seven horses were killed when a stable burned down in McHenry County. Three more horses are still unaccounted for.
A 1-year-old girl and a woman were wounded while they were in their bed in a shooting early Thursday in the Far South Side Pullman neighborhood, officials said. more
A mother and her little girl were shot Thursday morning as they were sleeping in their home on the far South Side. more
Supercenter will boast over 190,000 square feet of space, along with offering hundreds of jobs. Photo Credit: Getty Images more
Last night we wrote: You know it's bad when the Drudge Report headline reads "Only 1 Dead, 5 Wounded in Chicago." No word on tonight's bloodletting. Keep an eye on the local papers for something though - we've noticed they seem to be spreading out the reports... more
As CPS held its first day of classes, about 1,000 students boycotted to protest education funding. They attempted to register in the suburban New Trier district, which is better funded.
The campaign follows a similar canvass of the West Side held by the group more than a week ago. Meanwhile, the school district held rallies to encourage attendance. Both sides want to highlight school funding problems.
A South Side zinc factory burned for more than two hours early Monday morning, requiring a hazardous materials team and more than 100 firefighters before it was brought under control.
Witnesses: Two men fled scene
Victim in good condition