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TCF Bank Robber Strikes Again in Avondale

close-up from a previous bank robbery He's swapped his knit hat for a baseball cap, but the guy who loves to rob TCF Banks located in North Side Jewel-Osco stores is still doing his thing. His latest robbery took place at the Jewel located at Addison and Elston. Show More Summary

Emil Ferris, Author of Uptown-Centric Graphic Novel, Appearing At Evanston Lit Fest On Sunday

Some grand news if you're into graphic novels and/or Uptown history:Emil Ferris has written a much-acclaimed graphic novel that takes place in late 1960s-era Uptown called My Favorite Thing Is Monsters.According to reader Bill Savage,...Show More Summary

Schools Will Not Close Early, Rahm Vows, Despite Judge's Ruling Against CPS

"Kids in the city of Chicago will be in school until the end of the year," Emanuel said. [ more › ]

Missing Woman, 37, From Wilson/Sheridan Area

Kelly Hilliard, a 37-year-old woman, is missing from the 4600 block of Sheridan. She was last seen Wednesday at 8am.She is caucasian, with brown eyes and brown hair. She is 5'3" and weighs 141 pounds.If you see her or have any information about her whereabouts, please call 9-1-1 or call the Area North Special Victims Unit at 312-744-8266.

Flashback Friday: Lawrence House Lobby Ceiling, Then and Now

The New Lawrence Hotel opened in 1928 as an upscale apartment hotel. Its lobby was featured in Architecture magazine, including the grand stained glass ceiling. At some point during the following decades, the ceiling was covered up. When the building was restored in 2016, it was uncovered, restored, and cleaned, piece by piece.

Crying CPS Chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett Sentenced To 4.5 Years For Bribery

"I pray to God to help me find a way to redeem myself," she said through tears. [ more › ]

Armed Robbers Strike 1 Minute Apart In Albany Park, Police Warn

Both robberies targeted victims who were in parked cars on the same block, according to police. [ more › ]

Your Guide To May Day Rallies And Actions Citywide

Thousands are expected to protest against Trump's immigration and labor policies on Monday. It could be the largest May Day demonstration in Chicago in over a decade. [ more › ]

Cindy's is adding an outdoor bar with boozy popsicles and ice cream bars

We've said it a thousand times before: Summer is almost here. If you need more proof, we have it. Cindy's, the popular rooftop bar on the 13th floor of the Chicago Athletic Association, is adding an outdoor bar on its terrace, stocked with boozy popsicles and ice cream pops. With one of the best...

Boeing Pays Just 0.1% Of Its Profits To Illinois In Taxes

In Illinois, a state that has been suffering from a budget impasse for nearly two years, some companies pay next to nothing for the privilege of doing business here. [ more › ]

Leave It To The Chicago Bears To Kick Their Fans While We're Down

Given recent history, maybe we shouldn't be surprised by a personnel face plant. But this could be a swindle for the ages. [ more › ]

Chicago Indie Bookstores Have A Challenge For You This Saturday

If you manage to complete the challenge on Saturday, you'll get a discount on books in Chicago all year long. [ more › ]

14 Of Our Favorite Events In Chicago This Weekend

Weekends are for fun. We've got it right here. [ more › ]

Harry Styles Will Make His Chicago Solo Debut At Chicago Theatre

The former One Direction dreamboat is arriving this fall. We can't wait. Seriously. [ more › ]

Chicago date idea: Royal George Theatre then Balena

Rather than putting a ton of effort into an outing and then just hitting one spot, why not extend the adventure? This week, we're pairing a show at the Royal George Theatre with some exemplary Italian eats. Show up then chow down! Main Attraction: Royal George Theatre1641 N. Halsted St. 312-988-9000How...

Ronero Brings Excellent Latin Flavors, Sexy Vibe to West Loop

Wonderful pan-Latin dishes and at least one outstanding cocktail prove this rum-splashed Randolph St. spot is well beyond its awkward stage. [ more › ]

Read up on 15 of Chicago's best independent bookstores

With Amazons’ fifth brick-and-mortar bookstore opening its doors in Chicago this past month, some consider it more important than ever to support the city’s local and independently owned bookshops. Chicago is incredibly proud of its talented and homegrown artists, musicians, chefs and business...

Gorillaz Throw A Dark Party For Dark Times On Much-Anticipated 'Humanz'

With help from Vince Staples, Grace Jones, Pusha T and more, Damon Albarn resurrects his 'cartoon' band to try to make sense of it all. [ more › ]

Get A Haircut, Do Some Good

If you're due for a haircut, you can help a domestic abuse survivor if you wait until early next week.Hair Cuttery says, "Stop in for a haircut on Monday, May 1st or Tuesday, May 2nd, and we'll donate a free haircut certificate to aShow More Summary

Foxx Announces Legislation To Add Second Review To Police Shootings

"Historically, there has been a lack of trust in how these cases are handled," said the Cook County State's Attorney. [ more › ]

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