Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Natasha McShane, an exchange student who was the victim of a brutal attack in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood in April, has returned to her native Northern Ireland for more surgery.

McShane appeared on the brink of death after she and friend Stacy Jurich were beaten with aContinue...


Friday, July 9, 2010

Thousands of blue recycling carts — with a pricetag of nearly $1 million — are stashed away in a Far South Side warehouse because City Hall bought them to make the citywide switch to curbside recycling, but ran out of money one-third of the wayContinue...


Friday, July 2, 2010

Chicago – How “hands-on” is your alderman? Does he or she ever leave the office and try to fix things–literally–on your street, in your neighborhood? Some say getting “down-n-dirty” is simply the best way to get a real feel for their constituents’ problems. Others sayContinue...



Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The traditional grace period to July 15th has been extended by an existing city ordinance for the extra two weeks to allow for the replacement of defective stickers that lacked sufficient adhesive. Enforcement of the 2010 – 2011 vehicle stickers will begin August 1st.

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Friday, June 18, 2010

Good teachers

Your June 12 editorial on “The best teachers” had many good points about flexibility, union issues, etc.

But it implied something that is simply not true.

That is the idea that a person of strong math background in education, industry, even editing a math text makesContinue...


Three woman were robbed at gunpoint of their passports and other items this morning outside one of their residences on the border of Wicker Park and Bucktown, according to Chicago police.

The 23-year-old women–all from Ireland–were robbed about 5:30 a.m. near North Avenue and Wood Streets.Continue...


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Lincoln Park studio of architectural photographer Richard Nickel, a pioneer in Chicago’s preservation movement, was designated as an official landmark today by the City Council.

While working from 1969 to 1972 to convert the two-story structure at 1810 W. Cortland St. into his home andContinue...


At a time when Chicago is trying to shed its image as a high-cost travel destination, the state and city are layering additional fees on visitors.

Airport taxi ride fees are doubling, from $2 to $4; O’Hare International Airport car rentals will be slapped with aContinue...


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Chicago’s icy attitude toward reality cop shows may be thawing.

Mayor Richard Daley today asked City Council permission to enter an agreement with British-based Anglia Television to produce a program focused on Chicago police officers investigating car thefts.

The documentary-style program would showcase local cops using “baitContinue...


Amid comparisons to the laws in Nazi Germany that preceded the Holocaust, the Chicago City Council agreed Wednesday to stop doing business with Arizona-based companies to protest that state’s tough new immigration law.

The spirited City Council debate mirrors what’s going in the nation on anContinue...