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How Guns, And Their Increasing Deadliness, Affect Chicago Crime

A new study offers no easy solutions, but it illustrates how the rise of guns, rather than general criminal behavior, feeds Chicago violence. [ more › ]

Tell Us About Your Best Date Spots Around Chicago & Your Best Date Stories

We want to hear your top suggestions, whether it's your first date go-to spot or your 100th time grabbing a drink with your love. We'd also love to hear your true and not-overly-embellished accounts of what made that date great (or, on the flip side, your cautionary tales). [ more › ]

Chicago Is Nowhere Close To Being The Windiest City In U.S.

Yeah, we know where the nickname comes from, but still. [ more › ]

Burned Body Found In River North Parking Garage

Officials are still determining the cause of death and cause of the fire. [ more › ]

2 Charged With Attempted Murder After Shooting At Off-Duty Cop In Albany Park

In the wake of a shooting between an off-duty cop and a car of people in Albany Park Sunday evening, two men have been charged with attempted murder. [ more › ]

3 Killed, 1 Critically Injured In Eisenhower Expressway Crash

Crews haven't said whether wet, foggy conditions played a part in the deadly one-car crash. [ more › ]

A Guide To The Mass Of Protests & Actions On Inauguration Weekend

If you're looking to rally your anxiety into movement, there are a million ways to do so this weekend. [ more › ]

Some Chicago hair salons are cutting gender out of their pricing

For years, a trip to the hair salon for Heidi Truax would inevitably come with awkward exchanges. Stylists wouldn’t always know what to charge her, a woman getting a short and traditionally "masculine" cut. So frustrated were she and her spouse, a transgender male, that they cut their own hair...

Fast transit facts: Answers to your burning CTA-related questions

Have you ever run after a bus and wondered how a driver decides whether to stop and let you on or to leave you behind? Or been puzzled by fares? So have we. CTA spokesman Jeff Tolman answered some of the burning questions we and RedEye readers had about public transit. Why does the driver turn...

Tuesday: Eat. Drink. Do.

Pho for a good cause at BellyQ, free chicken for University of Chicago students and staff and more things to do in Chicago on Tuesday, Jan. 17.

15 restaurants and bars you should visit in 2017, according to the Jean Banchet Awards

Awards season is upon us. But Hollywood isn't the only city dishing out trophies. Last night, Chicago's culinary elite gathered for the Jean Banchet Awards for Culinary Excellence hosted by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The competition was stiff, especially for new restaurants and bars including...

The Second City: U2 returning to Chicago is the new Obama Farewell Address

So maybe you didn't get a seat to that other big event last week, but for all of you who missed out on witnessing President Obama's farewell address in person, get ready for the next historically significant affair rolling into town: Bono, Drumming Bono, Bass Bono and The Edge Bono will all be...

From World Series to wedding: Kris Bryant's whirlwind offseason

Kris Bryant’s wide smile as he’s throwing to first to record the final out of the first Cubs World Series title in 108 years will forever be one of the indelible images of the 2016 season. The expression, he says, was purely a happy accident. “I kind of make that stupid face every time,” he told...

Chicago-Born Gene Cernan, Last Man On The Moon, Dies At 82

The Chicago native was one of only three astronauts to reach the lunar surface twice. [ more › ]

Protesters Knit Up A Statement As The Pussyhat Project Takes Chicago

Scores of people have filled knit-ins to stitch up a movement's signature visual topper. [ more › ]

Caravan Continues Conversion To Sports Bar

The new facade of Caravan at 4810 N. Broadway Caravan Restaurant at 4810 N. Broadway continues its transformation from only middle eastern cuisine, to the addition of pub food like piza and burgers along with 22 HDTVs broadcasting sports. Show More Summary

'It Took You Long Enough,' Obama Tells World Series Champ Cubs At White House

POTUS even got a 'midnight pardon' from Theo for his White Sox preference. [ more › ]

Off-Duty Cop Shot A Man During Altercation In Albany Park

A verbal confrontation between an off-duty cop and people in a car led to a shooting on Kedzie Avenue, according to police. [ more › ]

7 Injured In CTA Bus Crash After SUV Runs Red Light And Hits Bus

The bus had to swerve in the intersection and collided into a second vehicle. [ more › ]

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