March 6, 2014 |
After an Austin man's Buick was stolen last month, he borrowed his mother's car and drove around his West Side neighborhood looking for it, sometimes pointing and clicking the key to his missing car at neighbors' garages. A month later, he got lucky, according to county prosecutors, and found his car parked on an Austin street with new plates and a new Vehicle Identification Number. Police officers arrested Erica Coleman, of the 7100 block of South Cornell Avenue, whose name is tied to the new VIN number on the car, Wednesday, and charged her with felony possession of a...
February 27, 2014 |
File this under "things to consider when moving to a new neighborhood. " NPR has broken down the median price of pizza in 237 neighborhoods across the country, and Chicago is naturally well represented. (Click here for full size.) Using data from GrubHub and Seamless, the graph shows the number of pizza joints in each neighborhood (represented by a variously sized circles--instead of pizza shapes, sadly) and how much the average pie costs. As could be expected, the Loop ranks No. 1 for the most...
January 9, 2014 |
Jamie Lynn Ferguson has the day off, but she's still doing hard labor. The 29-year-old from Humboldt Park has begun live tweeting her crusade to clear out the unshoveled spots on her street, an attempt she hopes proves it's better to look out for your neighbors than to call "dibs. " "I see all these big brawny guys shoveling out their spots, making their claim with mini-chairs in the snow and then going back inside, while the elderly woman across the street, and young girls like me, struggle to park into snow-packed spots...
November 21, 2013 |
As much as they love to be close to you, Mom and Dad would probably appreciate an alternative to your futon when they come to visit for the holidays. Rather than shipping them to a high-rise hotel in the Loop or a room outside O'Hare this time of year, we've scoped out some options that keep your out-of-town family nearby - without having to share your bathroom. LOGAN SQUARE Longman & Eagle 2657 N. Kedzie Ave. 773-276-7110 Hip relations will dig the stylish vibe in the six art-decked rooms above the popular restaurant and...
August 21, 2013 |
Ten a night - that's the number of Chicagoans pulled over for driving under the influence, on average. A total of 3,795 people were arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in Chicago last year, according to Chicago Police data. That annual total has been on the decline since 2008, when nearly 4,300 people were arrested for various DUI offenses, from causing accidental deaths (there were six in 2008; four in 2012) to operating a motorboat or watercraft while intoxicated (three in 2008; zero in 2012)
July 22, 2013 |
When Justin Booz was growing up in Chicago's South Side Pullman neighborhood, he wasn't allowed to play in the abandoned, fenced-off lot at 114th and Langley, just a couple blocks way from his house. Not only was the lot--the former location of a Sherwin Williams processing plant-- severely contaminated with dangerous chemicals, but the empty, overgrown space adjacent to the Pullman railroad tracks also was a haven for drugs, crime, and murder. That didn't stop him and his friends, though.