Chicago

Man charged with fondling girl, 16, in Northwest Side Walmart

A man has been charged with fondling a 10-year-old girl at a Northwest Side Walmart, according to Chicago police.<p>Mario Rivera, 41, is charged with one felony count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a victim under 13 and one felony count of predatory criminal sexual assault of a victim under …

Crime

Wicker Park Bar Fires Bouncer After Racist Episode + More Intel

Plus, Buona Beef owners arrested after union protest<p>— As America recalibrates after a reminder of racial tensions in Charlottesville, Virginia, Chicago received its own hint after a racist episode at a Wicker Park bar. The owners of <b>Swig</b>, 1469 N. Milwaukee Ave., reportedly fired a bouncer on …

University of Chicago again denies students safe spaces and protection from triggering

The University of Chicago’s Dean of Students Dr. John “Jay” Ellison wrote a letter to incoming freshmen that said students would not be insulated from differing ideas, nor would they be allowed to restrict the speech of other students.<p>According to Campus Reform, Ellison told the class of 2021 that …

University of Chicago

Man seriously wounded while sitting in truck in Far South Side alley

A man was shot and seriously wounded as he sat in a truck in an alley in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side Friday morning, according to police.<p>The 32-year-old man had parked in the alley in the 11700 block of South Calumet Avenue when a gray car pulled up and someone inside opened …

Statue Of Slave Emancipator Abraham Lincoln Burned In Chicago

Chicago authorities found an Abraham Lincoln statue burned late Wednesday.<p>The statue of the slave emancipator appears to be burned, reported NBC 5 …

Abraham Lincoln

City shootings on CTA train, Dan Ryan and playground: 1 killed, 10 wounded

A man was killed and 10 others were injured in shootings over eight hours from Thursday night to Friday morning in Chicago, including attacks on a CTA train, a playground and the Dan Ryan Expressway.<p>In the homicide, a 24-year-old man was shot twice in the chest in the Jackson Park Highlands …

Crime

Mid-rise apartments, townhomes planned for Oak and Larrabee in Chicago’s Cabrini-Green

The mixed-income proposal features 104 units of affordable, public, and market-rate housing<p>While news regarding the redevelopment of the large swaths of vacant, publicly-owned land on Chicago’s Near North side has been sparse as of late, at least one piece of the Cabrini-Green puzzle has come into …

Housing

Woodlawn Jewel, Roosevelt Square Library among projects approved by Chicago Plan Commission

The monthly meeting OK’d new developments in Woodlawn, Little Italy, Avondale, and the West Loop<p>Today’s meeting of the Chicago Plan Commission at City Hall saw the group approve a number of new developments reaching from Avondale to Woodlawn. While all zoning changes and Planned Development …

Urban Design

Car crashes into Chicago Bulls' Advocate Center

A vehicle crashed into the Chicago Bulls' training facility, the Advocate Center, around 5:20 a.m. local time on Friday morning, the Chicago Police Department confirmed to USA TODAY Sports.<p>Chicago Police Department spokesman Jose Astrada said a multiple-vehicle automobile accident is being …

News (U.S.)

BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY: Austan Goolsbee, professor of economics at UChicago and former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers

<b>How/where are you celebrating your birthday and with whom?</b> “I’m on vacation in Oregon with my wife and our 3 kids. We are closing out with the solar eclipse on Monday. The family got me a present of a three hour SUP downwinder through the Columbia River Gorge which should be #amazeballs.* *h/t the …

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Man charged with 1st-degree murder in Schaumburg shooting

A first-degree murder charge has been filed against a Glendale Heights man in connection with a shooting in Schaumburg this week.<p>Oliver L. Rhone, 37, is expected to appear in bond court Friday afternoon in connection with the shooting death of Quentin Tillison.<p>Tillison, also 37, was shot and …

Crime

Chicago Air and Water Show stars prepare for performance

Some of the most talented and accomplished pilots in the world rehearsed Friday for the Chicago Air and Water Show, the city's largest free show of …

Police seek suspects in North Side armed robberies

Police are looking for two armed robbery suspects accused in early-morning attacks in the Lincoln Park and North Center neighborhoods on the North Side, according to a community alert.<p>Both robberies happened the morning of August 16, police said. In one of the robberies, an offender ordered the …

Crime

2 charged in death of Chicago woman found dead along Kankakee River

Police in southwest suburban Wilmington said two men have been charged in relation to the death of a 24-year-old woman found dead near the Kankakee …

Crime

Wilmette home near golf course: $3.3M

687 Sheridan Rd. in Wilmette: $3,250,000<p>Listed on July 6, 2017<p>Situated in the shadow of the Baha'i Temple, adjacent to Canal Shores Golf Course and across the street from Gilson Park. Every inch of this 1927-built brick and limestone home was replaced with state-of-the art, LEEDS-certified …

Baha'i

'Brexit and the British' Examines the Emotional State of a Divided Union (Review)

With tempers frayed and friendships tested following the Brexit referendum, it's easy to lose sight of what it means to be British at all.

University of Chicago

Kroszner Sees Chance of Fed Delaying Rate Hike Until 2018

Former Federal Reserve Governor Randy Kroszner, a professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, discusses Fed policy with …

Chicago Booth

Lincoln Bust Vandalized

<b>(CBS) –</b> An obscure Lincoln statue on Chicago’s South Side – one that’s been there for decades – was vandalized and set on fire this week.<p>The large …

Travel

On Dem Day, candidates stand united against Trump, Rauner

SPRINGFIELD – Gubernatorial candidates tried to deepen their attacks on President Trump and Gov. Bruce Rauner on Democrat Day in Springfield – while …

Elections

BullsKidz Auditions | Chicago Bulls

The Bulls are looking for Chicago’s most talented and enthusiastic boys and girls to dance at the United Center for the 2017-18 season!<p>Saturday, …

Chicago Bulls

Future of Balbo monument, a gift from Mussolini, uncertain

Every now and then, for the more than 80 years it has stood outside Soldier Field on Burnham Harbor, the Balbo monument — a slender, 18-foot tall column of greenish breccia rock, perched at the foot of the bike path — has unnerved many Chicagoans.<p>That is, the ones who knew its history.<p>It was a gift …

History

Morning Spin: Cullerton tries stand-up comedy at Rauner's expense

<i>Welcome</i> <i>to Clout Street: Morning Spin, our weekday feature to catch you up with what's going on in government and politics from Chicago to Springfield. Subscribe here.</i><p><b>Topspin</b><p>Senate President John Cullerton turned his speaking slot before Democrats' annual Illinois State Fair fundraiser into an …

Rahm Emanuel

Disaster Preparedness Summit questions Chicago's readiness

Is Chicago ready to respond to a bioterrorism attack?<p>That's what the American Red Cross was trying to find out on Thursday as the organization held …

Terrorism

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Baseball

Growing economy is a booster to the area's small businesses

Being a local small-business owner is one of the tougher ways to scratch out a living. Lately, however, that task is getting a little easier.<p>A growing economy, which saw gross domestic product increase in the second quarter by 2.6 percent, is helping area entrepreneurs increase sales and reap …

Business

Chicago Air & Water Show rehearsals begin

The city's largest free show of its kind - the Chicago Air and Water Show - is taking place this weekend!<p>From Gary, Indiana, the U.S. Navy's Blue …

Military

You still have a chance to get solar eclipse glasses in Chicago

With an extremely rare solar eclipse coming Monday, many people don't want to be "that person," trying to make viewing plans at the last …

Solar Eclipse

25 Hinge Couples To Make You Believe in Love Again

We get it — in 2017, dating can suck. It doesn't matter if you're a serial swiper or seeing one person regularly, all the think pieces and second-hand (or first-hand!) horror stories sometimes make us seem like a post <i>official</i>-relationship society. But Hinge, which markets itself as “the …

Chicago Booth

Police: 'Inconsistencies' in man's claims that 3 people he killed were intruders

Police say there are "inconsistencies" in a man's claims that he shot and killed three people after they broke into his home on the Southeast Side over the weekend.<p>The man, in his 30s, was taken in for questioning after officers responded to a 911 call around 5:30 p.m. Sunday and found a teenage …

Crime

Girl, 14, when missing more than a week ago in the West Woodlawn neighborhood

A 14-year-old girl has been missing nine days after last being seen Aug. 8 on the South Side in the West Woodlawn neighborhood, police said.<p>Kiara Jones was last seen in the 6600 block of South Vernon Avenue wearing a black/white crop top, cut up jeans and furry flip flops, police said.<p>Jones is …

Crime