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This year the Illinois Landmarks' list of most endangered historic places calls attention to sites that represent a unique part of the state's 200-year history. Thirteen sites make the list—including the controversial Thompson Center. Other interesting additions are an inn built by early settlers of Geneva, ...
Two Chicago men have been charged in the death of a blind man who was fatally shot while standing on a street corner. ... say 30-year-old Dureya Lark and 22-year-old Damarcus Washington were arrested after their car crashed shortly after Wednesday night's drive-by shooting on Chicago's west side.

A suspect shot his brother before going on a crime spree across Chicago, including a series of carjackings and attempted carjackings on the West Side ... The suspect then got out and carjacked an undercover Chicago police officer in an unmarked car in the 600-block of West Chicago Avenue at about 5:30 ...
According to a press release issued by the Chicago Teachers Union, rodent infestation and general building neglect has reached a critical point at Morrill Math & Science Elementary School, with teachers and school staff making a plea for assistance in what has become a daily health hazard for them and ...
After a drawn-out winter, patio and rooftop dining season is just about here. Restaurants new and old throughout the city are introducing patio and rooftop spaces this summer, so there will be no shortage of new dining experiences to indulge in for the season. Here are some ...See More. After a drawn-out ...
CHICAGO, April 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Customers Bank, a leading super-community bank with operations in Pennsylvania, District of Columbia, Illinois, New York, New Jersey and New England, is pleased to announce that its new Chicago office, part of the Bank's Private and Commercial ...

Earlier today, the City of Chicago officially launched its CityKey municipal ID program, which allows Chicago residents to obtain a government-issued photo ID that can also be used as a library card and a Ventra card. The voluntary program is notable for offering identification to all Chicagoans, including ...
Witches, ghosts, daggers that float in midair, blood that just will not wash off—the supernatural elements of Shakespeare's Scottish play are uniquely suited to the talents of Teller of Penn and Teller and cohort Aaron Posner. If their track record at Chicago Shakes is any indication (2015's mind-blowing ...
The documentary will premiere in select theaters on May 4, but The A.V. Club is giving a few lucky readers in Chicago a chance to see RBG for free at an early screening on April 25. The screening will be held at the Landmark Century Centre Cinema, and all you have to do to get passes is fill out your ...
Ever since “Superior Donuts” debuted on CBS in 2017, fans of the set-in-Chicago-but-films-in-LA television series have been searching in vain for the allegedly Uptown-based doughnut shop that gives the show its name. It doesn't exist. Now, in a case of life imitating art, the made-up Superior Donuts has a ...
Nine people were injured when a fire broke out at a high-rise on Chicago's South Side, fire officials said. Around 2 a.m., firefighters responded to a still and box fire on the 13th floor of a 21-story building in the 6400 block of South Lowe Avenue in the city's Englewood neighborhood, authorities said. The fire ...
Few buildings represent their city in the way Marina City represents Chicago: the twin concrete corncobs rising over the river are one of its most recognizable sights. But it's more than just a pretty picture. Bertrand Goldberg's breakthrough project brought people back to downtown living and brought concrete to heights it had ...
Walking around Chicago on Tuesday, you might have been startled by a head full of bleached, spiked hair. Or maybe a bowling shirt covered in orange flames caught your eye. That's right. Guy Fieri, host of multiple Food Network shows, was in the city filming “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.” Chef Armando ...
A mix of rain, sleet and snow made for a messy Wednesday afternoon commute, as spring continued to feel more like winter across the Chicago area. Steady rain ... Chicago Streets and Sanitation deployed salt trucks through some of the major city thoroughfares, including Lake Shore Drive. They will be on ...
Chicago drivers will be able to fill up some of their tanks for free Thursday morning. 'Shop Your Way,' a shopping service that offers cash back on certain purchases, and 'GasBuddy,' a mobile app that tracks gas prices, are partnering to give out $20 worth of free gas on a first come, first served basis at Circle ...
It may seem like spring will never truly arrive in Chicago but think positive thoughts because warmer days are (presumably) ahead. And when temperatures finally do rise, many of the city's newest restaurants will be ready to unveil their patio spaces. Beat the crowds by checking out the list below and ...
Chicago area residents may wake up to snow on the ground Thursday, the latest reminder that winter weather's grip is delaying so many spring rites of passage, from Major League Baseball games to bridge-lifting season on the Chicago River downtown – the parade of boats heading for slips offering the ...

Whether you're cheerleading legalization efforts in Illinois or you just enjoy stuffing your face with Chicago's best stoner dishes, 4/20 is an excellent excuse to celebrate cannabis culture. If you're into that sort of thing, Chicago restaurants, bars and attractions have prepared a handful of hilarious specials ...
She is the keynote speaker at the Ida B. Wells Legacy Committee`s fundraising luncheon. That is being held at the Sheraton Grand Chicago Hotel. Clinton will be addressing a political action committee that focuses on the development and support of the next generation of progressive African-American ...
Since 1993, the Chicago Aviation Police have been recognized by the state as law enforcement officers. Though they didn't carry firearms, the officers were required to graduate from the Chicago Police Academy or the Cook County Sheriff's Training Academy. They were sworn in as law enforcement ...
This year's brutal winter didn't keep visitors away from Chicago, which saw its tourism levels hit a record high in the early months of 2018. Hotel room occupancy in the first quarter reached a record-breaking 2.33 million, an increase of 10.5 percent compared with the same period last year. That's according ...
Chance The Rapper announces a gift of $1 million to the Chicago Public School Foundation at the Westcott Elementary School, Monday, March 6, ... The three-time Grammy Award winner will donate proceeds from the event to his charity, SocialWorks, which seeks to support Chicago youth through the arts, ...
PEORIA, Ill. — A 16-year-old has been arrested in connection with the death of a Bradley University student from Chicago. The suspect, whose name is being withheld because of his age, faces first-degree murder charges in the death of Nasjay Murry and a 22-year-old man. They were shot early Sunday ...
“Chicago could be a leader on nationwide solutions to this problem, but instead they appear to be sticking their heads in the sand,” said Tom Neltner, chemicals policy director at the nonprofit Environmental Defense Fund and former assistant commissioner of the Indiana Department of Environmental ...
Police investigate after an officer shot a suspect Wednesday night near Damen and Hoyne. | Mitchell Armentrout/Sun-Times. Jordan Owen · @byjordanowen | email. Welcome to our morning article rounding up crime (and more) happenings from around the Chicago overnight. A Chicago Police officer shot ...
Sears Holdings will close its last department store in Chicago, a spokesman told CNBC. The Chicago Tribune first reported on the news Thursday afternoon. The Sears location at Six Corners in Chicago was among the roughly 260 stores sold to real estate investment trust Seritage Growth Properties in a ...
A Winter Storm Warning (pink-shaded area on the highlighted map below) for 4 to 9-inches of snow remains in effect for tonight through Saturday afternoon in Lee, LaSalle, Livingston, Grundy and Ford Counties to the far west and south of Chicago. Winter Weather Advisories for up to 4-inches of snow are ...
March for Our Lives is created by students from around the country who want to stop mass school shootings following the deaths of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14. Organizers expect 15,000 people will show up to the Chicago event to hear speakers and ...
BEVERLY— A new Mexican restaurant has replaced the former Leona's in Beverly. Americanos is from a former food truck owner. Patch spoke with him. Status: Certified open, 11060 S. Western Avenue. EDGEBROOK— Ruk Sushi & Thai has replaced the former Ivy's Burgers. It also has a Portage Park ...
A 55-year-old man was stabbed to death in an alley on Chicago's Near North Side early Friday, according to police. NBC 5's Sandra Torres reports. (Published Friday, March 23, 2018). A 55-year-old man was stabbed to death in an alley on Chicago's Near North Side early Friday, according to police.
CHICAGO -- Tens of thousands of people will demand tougher gun laws at marches in Chicago, Washington, DC, and other locations on Saturday. The shooting rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida triggered the "March for Our Lives." WGN's Judy Wang caught up with ...
Lady, a black Labrador retriever, was wagging her tail when she ran up to a Chicago cop who shotgunned her as he executed a search warrant on a South Side apartment in 2009. Her death ended up costing the city of Chicago $333,000. Rozay — a mixed-breed — died of a gunshot from a Chicago cop ...
The city of Chicago is making an appeal to Jeff Bezos' Trekkie side as it tries to lure Amazon's second headquarters to the Second City. As part of an extensive pitch assisted by FCB Chicago, the city created a video narrated by William Shatner, aka Captain Kirk, beloved by legions of Star Trek fans.
CHICAGO -- Every year teachers across the Chicago area get special recognition in the form of a Golden Apple Award. It honors excellence in teaching. This year, a record-setting number of local teachers were nominated. -- more than 650! And 10 have been chosen for the prestigious award.
DALLAS, TX - MARCH 17: Loyola-Chicago Ramblers players celebrate winning the NCAA Div I Men's Championship Second Round basketball game between Loyola-Chicago and Tennessee on March 17, 2018 at American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX. (Photo by George Walker/Icon Sportswire via Getty ...
“I decided I was not going to miss out on the fun tonight,” he announced, working the folksy side of his persona, dropping consonants and emphasizing his Chicago credentials as if the city had been the only possible choice. (He also considered sites in Honolulu and New York City.) “Instead of building a ...
CHICAGO — Continuing last year's record-setting growth, Chicago set new tourism records in the first months of 2018. Mayor Rahm Emanuel says hotel demand increased by 12.5 percent in January and February alone. He attributes the bulk of the growth to the business sector. The city held more ...
The strike humiliated Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D), whose business-friendly policies had already put him on a collision course with grassroots activists. He has presided over massive public school and mental health clinic closings, as well as upscale urban development that has pushed out some ...
The fancy new Apple Store location on Michigan Avenue in Chicago has a huge, impressive-looking glass facade that offers striking vistas of the river. Unfortunately the view is a killer in more ways than one. "Birds flying near the river soon became a problem as they crashed into the Apple store's soaring ...
The Chicago area has lost residents for a third consecutive year while the country's Southern and Western areas saw population gains. An estimated 13,286 residents left the Chicago metropolitan area — which extends from the city to its suburbs and into parts of Indiana and Wisconsin — according to ...
We're big believers in the fact that Chicago is the best city in the world, but it turns out that thousands of residents don't feel the same way. According to 2017 data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Chicago saw a drop in residents for the third year in a row, losing an estimated 13,286 people from the ...
"Top Chef" Stephanie Izard's restaurant Girl & the Goat was one of two of Izard's restaurants to place in OpenTable's 100 Best Restaurants for a Big Night Out in America. Chicago took seven spots in restaurant reservation service OpenTable's newly released list of the 100 Best Restaurants for a Big Night ...
Yet it bothers me when I see Chicago in national headlines for troubling reasons — failing public schools in low-income areas with high dropout rates, and (as everyone knows) an epidemic of gun violence in these same neighborhoods. Obviously, these problems go hand in hand, and solutions have been ...
Police said the man shot is a student at Truman Middle College, a program at the college which provides students aged 17-21 an opportunity to finish their high school education. Earlier, police said both men were Truman College students. City Colleges of Chicago spokeswoman Katheryn Hayes said for a ...
Women will march and rally at the Thompson Center in the Loop Thursday to celebrate International Women's Day in Chicago. (WLS). WLS. By Jessica D'Onofrio ... At 1871 in Chicago, where entrepreneurs in technology are being nurtured, the celebration is in full swing. Thursday, the hub recognized the ...
CHICAGO — The mother of a man who was shot and killed by Chicago police is suing the officer and the city. Aquoness Cathery, 24, was killed during a foot chase in November of last year. Body-cam video captured the deadly encounter, but there is missing audio and some views are obstructed.
CHICAGO, IL — An immigration case is gaining headlines after the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit seeking to reunite a Congolese girl, 7, and her mother. According to the organization, the U.S. government unlawfully separated the girl from her mother after they came to California in ...
A man staying at a hotel just off the Magnificent Mile was robbed inside his hotel room early Thursday, according to Chicago police. Authorities said the robbery took place at the Conrad Chicago hotel, located in the 100 block of East Erie Street on the city's Near North Side. The 47-year-old victim said a ...
In addition to voting for their candidates of choice, Chicago voters will have a chance to weigh in on four referendum questions using their primary election ballots on March 20. All four questions are solely advisory, meaning no action will automatically be taken, regardless of response. While the results not ...
This photo provided by the Chicago Police Department shows Paris McKinley, Summit, Ill., who was charged after a Chicago police officer was dragged by a minivan for several blocks following a traffic stop. Police announced charges Thursday, March 8, 2018, against McKinley including aggravated fleeing ...


 

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