NEWS articles

Lincoln Park residents urge mixed-use development on hospital site

Neighbors of Children's Memorial Hospital in Lincoln Park are pushing to ensure that new development on the site is environmentally friendly and will help ease traffic snarls.

over 6 years ago | Jasmine Garcia

Neighbors raise traffic concerns over Lincoln Park Trader Joe's

The store would be located on the corner of West Diversey Parkway and North Orchard Street. About 75 residents turned out at a recent meeting to discuss how the store would affect traffic.

over 6 years ago | Seth Maxon

Business is brisk for indie booksellers as chains struggle

At Ravenswood Used Books, owner Jim Mall says February is usually a difficult time for book stores. But even with the seasonal slump, his sales over the last few months have been about 20 percent above average.

over 6 years ago | Brian Ortbal

Panel to explore Catholic voting issues

Abortion, stem-cell research, the Iraq war, immigration and health care are all very likely to be hot topics for Catholic voters and others, experts say.

7 years ago | Peter Sachs

Fundraiser to aid anti-obesity program

Parents and other adults attend a fund-raiser for Organic School Project, which teaches children to enjoy healthy foods and life style.

7 years ago | Lucy McGilchrist

South Side rowing club keeps its oars in the water, despite financial uncertainty

The center's free rowing instruction has opened the sport, a staple of elite East Coast prep schools, to students from diverse South Side neighborhoods.

over 7 years ago | Regan Crisp

A cultural classroom on two wheels

Professor Harry Wray's course, Biking and Politics, orients incoming DePaul University freshman to their new city, and offers a street-level view of how politics, culture and urban planning shape Chicago.

over 7 years ago | Jeanelle Hayner

City eyeing traffic solutions for Halsted Triangle

A new preliminary development plan for the Halsted Triangle neighborhood features pocket parks, wider sidewalks, bigger bike lanes, and bike-sharing kiosks.

over 7 years ago | Carole Snow

Lincoln Park gets 1930s makeover for Dillinger movie

The movie, starring Johnny Depp, is being filmed in the 2400 block of North Lincoln Avenue, which has been transformed to look as it did when bank robber John Dillinger roamed the streets in the 1930s.

over 7 years ago | Mary Brophy

Cutting the grass: New exhibit explores lawn alternatives

A new exhibit opening Friday at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is designed to give people a whole new perspective on their relationship with the front yard.

over 7 years ago | Erick Ward

Driver dies after losing control of taxi

A 78-year-old cabdriver was pronounced dead early Monday after an accident in which he lost control of his cab and struck several parked cars.

over 7 years ago | Shannon McGee

Me and Stephen Colbert: How funny is that?

A student at The Second City's school for aspiring comedy writers follows in the footsteps of Stephen Colbert and learns to put the jokes aside and get to the heart of the character.

over 7 years ago | Amy Crider

Police targeting car break-ins in Lincoln Park

Car owners warned to take GPS units out

almost 8 years ago | Nicole La Cava

La Salle may close German program

Funding is scarce at language school

almost 8 years ago | R.A. Newman

Wrigleyville attacker strikes again

Police compile composite sketch of Lakeview menace

over 8 years ago | Geoff Wallin