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In early December I stumbled on what may be the largest breakfast in Chicago. It didn't come with a flashy, down-home title, like the "Monster Truck Driver Combo" or the "Peterbilt Protein Pile-up." Instead it was served to me in near silence, by two...
Ina Chadwick, whose MouseMuse Productions presents storytelling shows throughout Fairfield County, and who, as a storyteller herself, just took part in the inaugural episode of the new “Get to the Point!” storytelling series at New Haven&...
These are happy times at Schaller's Pump, the Bridgeport tavern a 15-minute walk from U.S. Cellular Field. Indeed, a correlation exists: With the White Sox in a hot pennant race, more fans are compelled to come to games, so more sudsy beverages are poured...
A man was fatally shot as he parked his car in his garage in the Bridgeport neighborhood this morning and at least six people were wounded in overnight shootings across Chicago, police said. Bai Wei Wang, 55, of the 3000 block of South Haynes Court,...
A reputed member of the anarchist “Black Bloc” pleaded guilty today to threatening to blow up a train overpass during the NATO summit and was sentenced to 4 years in prison by a Cook County judge. Sebastian Senakiewicz, 24, was arrested in...
Tags: NATO Summit, NATO, Crimes, Unrest, Conflicts and War, Prisons
As Nicole "Nickii" Ledcke puts it, she had "legit reasons" to drop out in the elementary grades. Her gangbanger father had been murdered when Ledcke was a toddler, and her unemployed mother was perpetually moving the family of seven children one step...
RedEyeIf you only find yourself in Bridgeport for a Sox game, beers at Maria's Community Bar or the occasional meatball sub at Ricobene's, it's time to return. Three new restaurants have opened in the past month alone, which boosts dining options in this mostly...
Preston Morefield was about 26 years old and a new lineman for ComEd when his supervisor suggested he climb a 65-foot high telephone pole covered with ice. Morefield wore spikes on his shoes and a body harness with straps for lifting himself, but there...
If nothing else, "The Mob Doctor" will not run afoul of any truth-in-advertising laws. The new Fox drama chronicles the hectic life of — wait for it — a doctor who is also working for the mob. And we do not mean "flash mob" because, really,...
"People in Chicago no longer will have to deal with an opera company director with an English accent," jokes Andreas Mitisek. "Now all they will have to adjust to is dealing with one with an Austrian accent!" In fact, the change of regime at Chicago...
Tribune reporterReputed mobster Joseph Scalise and an associate were each sentenced today to 9 years in prison for plotting to rob an armored car and to break into the family home of a deceased Chicago Outfit boss. Years ago Scalise pulled off one of the more...
Tags: Trials, Crime, Law and Justice, Prisons, Justice System, Theft
Dec 23, 2012 |Story| Chicago Tribune
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Sep 16, 2012 |Column| Chicago Tribune
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