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Free Rides for Seniors on Bus and Rail Coming to an End

Blagojevich’s free ride for seniors is about to end as Gov Quinn is expected to sign legislation that would limit it to only those with low incomes. continue reading »

(Logan Square) Local Brewery Debut Pork Soda,

Some things are just acquired tastes, and joining the ranks of such products is Pork Soda. In Chicago, Goose Island Brewery and Logan Square's Longman & Eagle have come together to add a new beer "brewed with huge amounts of Cascade, Simcoe, and Citra hops." continue reading »

Study: Furlough Days Cause Shortfall in City Pension Funds

Chicago Public Pension Funds that are responsible for the retirement security of thousands of policeman, fireman, teachers and city employees, have been hit hard by the three-year-old furlough program. continue reading »

Millenium Park Invites Mexican Sculptor

Thanks to collaborations between the Mexican Government (The National Council for the Arts and Culture, with the support of the General consulate of México in Chicago), the city of Chicago continue reading »

Logan Square Could Soon Have an Orchard

In Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood, the Chicago Rarities Orchard Project (CROP) board has been working to give the area not just more green space, but an actual orchard. continue reading »

Chicago Ties Washington D.C. for Worst Traffic in the Country

Done annually, this year's Urban Mobility Report from the Texas Transportation Institute has put Chicago on top, but that's not exactly a good thing. This year's report has Chicago tied with Washington D.C. as the cities with the worst traffic in the country. continue reading »

Brighton Park Residents a Step Closer to Access to Health Care

Wednesday, a grant application by the UIC Neighborhoods Initiative was submitted. Id accepted this could result in better access to healthcare in the medically lacking area of Brighton Park. continue reading »

New Little Village Chamber of Commerce Sees Challenges, Remain Optimistic

Four months ago, the entire Little Village Chamber of Commerce staff walked out, but these days, the new three-person team is exciting about their new ideas thought they acknowledge that tough road that lays before them. continue reading »

Holiday Season Causes Overcrowding at Morgue

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office recently spoke about their overcrowded cooler at the morgue. They had been so crowded that some bodies had to be placed two to a tray. continue reading »

Bizarre Animal Deaths Reach Chicago Fish Population

In yet another bizarre dead animal story, along Chicago’s lakefront, geese and mallard ducks could be seen in the hundreds chowing down on dead or dying fish. continue reading »

Internships for Latinos in Chicago’s Health Fields

In Chicago, Latino teens are being given an early opportunity and experience in medical fields at hospitals like the Children’s Memorial Hospital of Chicago. continue reading »

City of Chicago Continues to Offer Small Business Workshops in 2011

The City of Chicago, Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP) continues to offer FREE business education workshops in 2011 to help new and existing businesses succeed in the new year. continue reading »

Mayor Daley Welcomes Chicago Public Schools Students Back To Class After Winter Break

Mayor Richard M. Daley rang the ceremonial bell today to welcome children back to school after the winter break and praised students, parents, teachers and administrators along with many other partners for the hard work that has resulted in steady progress year-to-year by the students. continue reading »

COMMUNITY ALERT: Hit & Run Information Wanted

Wanted for a Fatal Hit and Run 009th District. On Saturday, January 01, 2011 at about 3:38 a.m. at approximately 5246 S. Western Avenue, a pedestrian was struck and fatally injured by an unknown vehicle. continue reading »

Angry Drunken Father Lights Christmas Tree on Fire, Injures Son

Sunday night, Chicago firefighters responded to a fire on the city’s Southwest Side that injured a young child. The 1-year-old was slightly hurt when his mother’s ex-boyfriend came home intoxicated continue reading »

BREAKING NEWS: Chicago, 2 Firefighters Dead, 16 Injured in Fire

While responding to a fire at a vacant building on Chicago's South side, four firefighters were initially trapped when the commercial building's brick walls collapsed. Of the rescued fireman, two have died, and two of the firemans conditions have not been released, 16 were injured in the blaze. continue reading »

Humboldt Park HIt-and-Run Results in Boy’s Death

After a hit-and-run in a Chicago West side neighborhood Monday a 17-year-old boy is dead. Police say Jamal Richardson, of the 1700 block of North Keystone Avenue, continue reading »

UPDATE: 3 Men Arrested for Weekend Murder of Kidnapped Man

Mug shots of the three men being charged with kidnapping and/or murdering a 45-year-old man have been released. Over the weekend, Francisco Favela was abducted from a home he was rehabbing near West Cermak Road continue reading »

(Marquette Park) House Fire Diplaces 6 Adults, 6 Children

After a Tuesday night fire in Marquette Park, twelve people are left without a home. Around 11:30 PM, firefighters were called to the home on the 3400 block on West 73rd Street. continue reading »

Body of Kidnapped Man Found in Parking Lot

The body of the 45-year-old man who was kidnapped from the 2200 block of S. Keeler on December 11th was found in a West Side parking lot over the weekend. continue reading »