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Jan Strube Fleming was an office manager at her family's Chicago produce business, Strube Celery and Vegetable Co., when her husband suffered a back injury and she was called on to fill in for him in sales. The plan was for her to return to clerical...
Special to Tribune NewspapersAn array of vegetables, herbs, flowers and much more is hitting farm stands as the 2013 farmers market season gets underway. Although most markets will open later in May or in early June, several have already started. The market in Collum opens Wednesday,...
Just before 2 p.m. on April 30, 1979, the doorbell sounded at a sprawling Inverness ranch home. A 5-year-old girl opened the door to find two men with nylon stockings pulled over their faces. The men tied up the girl, two of her siblings and the...
Five people were injured, including two children, in a collision involving five vehicles in the Portage Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side this morning. The accident happened shortly before 8 a.m. in the 5100 block of West Addison Street. Police...
Tags: Park Ridge, Hospitals and Clinics
Five people, including two children, were injured in a collision involving five vehicles Tuesday on Chicago's Northwest Side. The accident happened shortly before 8 a.m. in the 5100 block of West Addison Street in the Portage Park neighborhood. One...
Tags: Addison, Park Ridge, Hospitals and Clinics
For RedEye"Do you remember when it was 80 degrees in March last year?" Yup, that might be the most common complaint muttered by coat-clad Chicagoans this spring. Sure, summer didn't come early this year as it did last, but that hasn't stopped dozens of...
One of the first things Tricia Klebba did when she moved into her new Portage Park apartment Feb. 15 was call ComEd to put the electric bill in her name. The ComEd representative then transferred her to Peoples Gas so she could set up her gas service....
Burger review: Leadbelly 5739 W. Irving Park Road 773-283-7880 Rating: !!!! (out of 4) As I look back on all of my burger-eating adventures, one sentiment has continued to hold true: A good burger is worth the journey. So when I heard the delightfully...
Tags: Irving Park, Hamburgers, Blue Cheese, Shortbread, Jack Cheese
A quick primer on Devin Velez, in nine items: 1. He is one of nine remaining finalists on Season 12 of "American Idol," the Fox network singing competition, and the only contestant left from the Chicago area. 2. The 18-year-old lives in the Portage...
Some of the Chicago neighborhoods hardest hit by the housing crisis are starting to come back, or at least appear to be bottoming out. Home values in the Pullman/Riverdale/Roseland neighborhoods, for instance, rose by an average of 18.6 percent last year...
Tags: Chicago Loop, Realty, Foreclosures, Values, Mortgages
Tribune reporterA Northwest Side man was robbed of $5,000, his cell phone, and his pants when he was trying to buy a car through craigslist last night. The 22-year-old man said he and his girlfriend were not injured but said the ordeal was frightening. "They took a lot...
Tags: Cell Phones
The same man is suspected of robbing at least four storefront businesses on the Northwest Side this week, including two within 15 minutes. During the robberies, the man entered the business and approached a cashier before displaying a knife, taking cash...
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