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The end is near for the world's No. 1-ranked competitive eater, Joey Chestnut. Nicknamed "Jaws" — because, like boxers and Mexican soccer players, every competitive eater has to have a nickname — Chestnut is prepared to walk away from all...
Residents of the Chicago neighborhood known as North Center may well live passionate lives in those neat single-family homes and three-flats, but the pedestrian-free section of West Berenice Avenue between Lincoln Avenue and the train tracks is not...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Boy (movie), Chicago Loop
Tribune reporterA branch bank in a North Center neighborhood grocery store was robbed this morning, police said. A man in his 30s walked up to a teller about 10:10 a.m. at the TCF Bank in the 4200 block of North Lincoln Avenue and robbed the bank, said Chicago Police...
Tags: Chicago Police Department, Theft
Special to Tribune NewspapersAn array of vegetables, herbs, flowers and much more is hitting farm stands as the 2013 farmers market season gets underway. Although most markets will open later in May or in early June, several have already started. The market in Collum opens Wednesday,...
Chicago has been involved in filmmaking since the technology's very beginnings in the early 1900s, when some of the world's first movie studios operated here. From those early days, when neighborhood kids would sneak onto the Selig Polyscope Co. lot at...
Tribune reporterThree people were shot, one fatally, in separate overnight shootings on the city's South and Northwest Sides. Shortly after 2 a.m., a 20-year-old man was shot in the back of his head while riding in a car on the city's South Side. The shooting...
The video game is 40. Its exact birthday is arguable. Cultural historians likely would date its origins further back, roughly a decade or two; prototypes of arcade games flourished in university computer labs in the 1950s. But “Pong,” the...
Tribune reporterA Chicago man pretended to work at a North Side street festival Saturday so he could stuff hundreds of dollars in admission donations into his pocket, authorities said. Christopher Urban, 39, was arrested and charged with theft about 5 p.m. Saturday at...
Chicago firefighters extinguished an extra-alarm fire in an apartment building that spread to two others in the North Center neighborhood, authorities said. No injuries were reported in the 3-11 alarm blaze reported in three framed home near the...
Tags: Disasters and Accidents, Fires
An early spring will bring not only May flowers to the farmers markets this year, but also an abundance of farm-fresh produce earlier than usual, while preparations for Chicago's first NATO summit will delay two downtown markets. The Daley Plaza...
Tags: Metra, YMCA, Housing and Urban Planning, Genoa, Uptown
It was just after 8 a.m. when international fugitive Carlos Castillo opened the front door of his gated brick home. "I'll talk to you guys. I really want to get it off my chest," Castillo said. The 25-year-old is wanted in Chicago on charges stemming...
Tribune reporterSmoke from an overheating motor forced authorities to move about 60 children from a childcare center attached to a church this afternoon on the North Side. Police said a fire alarm activated at 1:23 p.m. when a boiler overheated in the Concordia Place...
Tags: Chicago Fire Department
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