4 hours ago

Man falls to death from Loop hotel, police launch death investigation

About 3:45 p.m. police were called to the area of East Wacker Drive and Michigan Avenue, to a luxury hotel, according to a law enforcement official.

A 44-year-old man fell from a building in the 0 to 100 block of East Wacker Drive, police said, and detectives are conducting a death investigation to determine whether the man’s death was accidental.

    Man falls to death from Loop hotel, police launch death investigation
    A man fell from a high-rise Loop hotel Monday and authorities are investigating whether the death was accidental, police said. About 3:45 p.m. police were called to the area of East Wacker Drive and Michigan Avenue, to a luxury hotel, according to a law enforcement official.
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4 hours ago

In Rogers Park, 'a great deal of sadness' after fatal shooting of popular teacher

Police were checking businesses near the shooting scene at Morse and Glenwood avenues, which include several bars and restaurants, for surveillance video that may aid in the case.

Thomas was not wounded in the shooting, but he was five months earlier when a gunman opened fire on him at a McDonald’s restaurant at Pratt Boulevard and Clark Street, leaving 17-year-old Markeyo Carr dead and a third victim wounded.

    In Rogers Park, 'a great deal of sadness' after fatal shooting of popular teacher
    Three days after the fatal shooting of a 64-year-old math teacher in Rogers Park, several hundred residents gathered around the Morse Avenue "L" station, summoned by community leaders and hoping for answers.
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4 hours ago

Man falls to death from Loop hotel, police launch death investigation

About 3:45 p.m. police were called to the area of East Wacker Drive and Michigan Avenue, to a luxury hotel, according to a law enforcement official.

A 44-year-old man fell from a building in the 0 to 100 block of East Wacker Drive, police said, and detectives are conducting a death investigation to determine whether the man’s death was accidental.

    Man falls to death from Loop hotel, police launch death investigation
    A man fell from a high-rise Loop hotel Monday and authorities are investigating whether the death was accidental, police said. About 3:45 p.m. police were called to the area of East Wacker Drive and Michigan Avenue, to a luxury hotel, according to a law enforcement official.
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10 hours ago

'My baby, my heart, my niece': Details emerge in fatal shooting of young mother

On the night her life was cut short, Simone McKay’s children were with family members, away from the house in the 9600 block of South Forest Avenue where she was found dead, according to Earl McKay.

    'My baby, my heart, my niece': Details emerge in fatal shooting of young mother
    Above all else, Earl McKay wants people to know his niece was determined. "She would persevere through any challenges and obstacles," McKay said. His niece, Simone McKay, could most often be found working or studying, her uncle said. That is, when she wasn't spending time with her two children, a 5-year-old son and a 2-year-old daughter.
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10 hours ago

Haunted Lake County: Unexplained phenomenon often linked to traumatic events

An apartment building on Franklin and North avenues in Waukegan is the site of the old Jane McAlister Hospital. At one time, it was a dormitory for Shimer College where two ghosts allegedly lived.

    Haunted Lake County: Unexplained phenomenon often linked to traumatic events
    A college student standing in the hallway of an old dormitory in Waukegan feels someone behind her, breathing on her neck. She turns around. No one is there. Suddenly someone pushes her down the stairs. It gets scarier. On a moonlit night, several teenagers shine a flashlight on an old wooden gate along River Road in Libertyville.
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10 hours ago

Victim of CTA pushing identifies suspect in court as his attacker

The two stood a few feet apart inside the branch courthouse at Western and Belmont avenues just a week after Estep, 34, a recent doctoral graduate in neuroscience from Northwestern University, had been charged with the frightening attack.

    Victim of CTA pushing identifies suspect in court as his attacker
    Seconds after Ben Benedict was shoved onto the tracks of a CTA station in the Loop, he says he turned around and saw a man pointing at him. But on Monday, it was Benedict who was pointing as he identified Chad Estep in a Cook County courtroom as the stranger who shoved him onto the tracks in the Blue Line's Washington Street station in early August.
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11 hours ago

2 shot in 5 minutes in same West Side neighborhood

At 3:06 p.m. a man, 19, was shot in the 5900 block of West Madison Street in the South Austin neighborhood on the city's West Side, police said.

Five minutes earlier, a woman, 20, also was shot in South Austin, in the 700 block of North Pine Avenue, officers said.

    2 shot in 5 minutes in same West Side neighborhood
    Two people were shot in separate incidents in the same neighborhood just five minutes apart on Monday, police said. At 3:06 p.m. a man, 19, was shot in the 5900 block of West Madison Street in the South Austin neighborhood on the city's West Side, police said.
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11 hours ago

Porchlight's Chicago cast of 'Billy Elliot' surely will win you over

Where: Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St.

    Porchlight's Chicago cast of 'Billy Elliot' surely will win you over
    The Porchlight Music Theatre production of "Billy Elliot," through which I sat Sunday night with misty eyes, is to a great extent what I always hoped this piece would become in Chicago: not some massively budgeted musical with dazzling performances but kind, honest, authentically working-class, affordable, of the community. And real.
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13 hours ago

25 Chicago coffee shops serving up great coffee and character

6100 S. Blackstone Ave., 773-627-5058

1439 W. 18th St., 312-455-0019

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1750 W. Division St., 773-278-2739

2530 N. Clark St., 773-687-8078

1501 W. Morse Ave., 773-338-0256

305 E. Garfield Blvd., 773-855-9163

1259 W. Devon Ave., 773-654-1589

5938 N. Broadway, 773-654-1444

2035 N. Western Ave., 773-904-8177

3123 N. Broadway, 773-348-8058

2959 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-245-3005

755 W. 32nd St., 312-888-3468

2212 N. Clybourn Ave., 773-360-7591

5317 N. Clark St., 773-989-5674

1039 W. Granville Ave., 773-764-0400

1117 W. Belmont Ave., 773-360-7553

6032 W. Irving Park Road, 773-853-2261

5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-966-7531

5501 W. Irving Park Road, 773-930-3693

6764 N. Sheridan Road, 773-761-8100

112 N. Green St., 312-754-0431

    25 Chicago coffee shops serving up great coffee and character
    Chicago is a blessedly caffeinated city, not just thanks to the plethora of coffee behemoths planted on every corner-hello, Starbucks and Peet's-but also thanks to the lovely local coffee shops that adorn our city storefronts.
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14 hours ago

'Hard Times' at Lookingglass a chance to escape to the circus

Where: Lookingglass Theatre at Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave.

    'Hard Times' at Lookingglass a chance to escape to the circus
    "People must be amused, squire, somehow," observes Mr. Sleary in Charles Dickens' "Hard Times." "They can't be always a-working, nor yet they can't be always a-learning." Exactly. Go Cubs. Sleary's sentiment is a useful truth for earnest artists. And also an excellent justification for a night at the theater, where learning and amusement should never be mutually exclusive.
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16 hours ago

Guide to Chicago's Northwest Side Italian food, with owners' stories and must-have orders

2817 N. Harlem Ave., 773-745-6464, www.agostinositalian.com

Husband and wife founders Angelo and Romana Caputo opened their first small corner grocery store, Caputo’s New Farm Produce and Italian Specialties, in 1958 at Harlem and Wrightwood avenues in Elmwood Park. They had emigrated from the town of Mola di Bari in southern Italy just the year before.

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3719 N. Harlem Ave., 773-716-3000, www.fornorossopizzeria.com

7652 W. Belmont Ave., 773-589-1010, www.nottoli.com

3418 Harlem Ave., 773-745-5888, www.pastafreshco.com

3220 N. Harlem Ave., 773-637-4252, www.facebook.com/RivieraFoodsChicago

    Guide to Chicago's Northwest Side Italian food, with owners' stories and must-have orders
    Little Italy in Chicago will always be found along the surviving colorful red, white and green storefronts on Taylor Street on the Near Southwest Side of Chicago. While the neighborhood is now often known as University Village, the Italian-born immigrants who once lived there should not be forgotten.
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19 hours ago

Chicago's weekend toll: 64-year-old teacher hit by stray bullet, young mom slain in front of home

Police said the girl was shot in the 9100 block of South Blackstone Avenue in Calumet Heights about 3 p.m. when a gun "accidentally discharged."

The teens were in a minivan in the 8900 block of South Union Avenue when someone fired at them from a gray sedan, police said.  They died at the scene.

    23 shot, 9 fatally, over the weekend in Chicago
    Among the 23 shot in Chicago over the weekend: a 64-year-old teacher, a young mother and a 15-year-old boy. The nearly two dozen shootings from Friday afternoon to Monday morning included nine people who were killed, two of whom were teenagers.
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