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Just before 2 p.m. on April 30, 1979, the doorbell sounded at a sprawling Inverness ranch home. A 5-year-old girl opened the door to find two men with nylon stockings pulled over their faces. The men tied up the girl, two of her siblings and the...
Tags: Chicago Board of Trade, Prosecution, Lawyers, Murder, Defendants
Five people were injured, including two children, in a collision involving five vehicles in the Portage Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side this morning. The accident happened shortly before 8 a.m. in the 5100 block of West Addison Street. Police...
Tags: Hospitals and Clinics, Park Ridge
Five people, including two children, were injured in a collision involving five vehicles Tuesday on Chicago's Northwest Side. The accident happened shortly before 8 a.m. in the 5100 block of West Addison Street in the Portage Park neighborhood. One...
Tags: Hospitals and Clinics, Addison, Park Ridge
Mayor Rahm Emanuel billed his soon-to-be-launched speed camera program as being about child safety and not raising cash, but a new Tribune/WGN-TV poll shows most Chicago voters are skeptical of the mayor's rationale and don't want the devices. The survey...
A quick primer on Devin Velez, in nine items: 1. He is one of nine remaining finalists on Season 12 of "American Idol," the Fox network singing competition, and the only contestant left from the Chicago area. 2. The 18-year-old lives in the Portage...
Some of the Chicago neighborhoods hardest hit by the housing crisis are starting to come back, or at least appear to be bottoming out. Home values in the Pullman/Riverdale/Roseland neighborhoods, for instance, rose by an average of 18.6 percent last year...
Tribune reporterA Northwest Side man was robbed of $5,000, his cell phone, and his pants when he was trying to buy a car through craigslist last night. The 22-year-old man said he and his girlfriend were not injured but said the ordeal was frightening. "They took a lot...
Tags: Cell Phones
The same man is suspected of robbing at least four storefront businesses on the Northwest Side this week, including two within 15 minutes. During the robberies, the man entered the business and approached a cashier before displaying a knife, taking cash...
Special to the TribuneIf peace and quiet are what you seek, look no further than Dunning. Located only 10 miles from the Loop at the edge of the city on the Northwest Side, Dunning is anything but edgy. This community is so calm, cool and collected, not even Starbucks knows...
Special to the TribuneTransportation. Affordability. Safety. These key words are the primary factors that lure people to Jefferson Park, a cozy nook on the city's Northwest Side. Tucked partly between two major interstates — the neighborhood begins near the Interstate...
The year was 1972, and then-teenager George Borovik was in his glory. The U.S. Olympic swim trials were being held at the Olympic-size pool at Portage Park, right in his own Chicago neighborhood. "I remember going to the prelims," Borovik recalled....
Tags: Jefferson Park, L (movie), Irving Park, Sears, News Media
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