NEWS articles

Diplomat residents sent packing

The Diplomat Hotel is being shut down because of electrical problems, pests and other serious building code violations that have plagued the building in Lakeview for years.

over 5 years ago | Megan Cottrell

Soup kitchens, pantries brace for busy season

Tough economic times are likely to strain budgets at social-service organizations that provide food and shelter.

6 years ago | Ian Fullerton

Fundraiser to aid anti-obesity program

Parents and other adults attend a fund-raiser for Organic School Project, which teaches children to enjoy healthy foods and life style.

6 years ago | Lucy McGilchrist

Water repairs close Belmont Avenue

The Department of Water Management blocked off all traffic this morning on Belmont between North Halstead Avenue and North Orchard Street. Chicago Transit Authority buses are currently the only vehicles permitted to pass through the work site.

over 6 years ago | Steven Chaitman

Forum to discuss police mistreatment of LGBT community

Amnesty International USA and an assortment of Chicago-area community groups will host a forum on combating police mistreatment of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals.

over 6 years ago | Scott Ellingson

Midwest Film Festival goes for laughs

This month's lineup at the Midwest Independent Film Festival is a selection of comedy shorts by local and regional filmmakers.

over 6 years ago | Kevin Langson

Aspiring theater groups thrive in cheap digs

With a ready supply of affordable storefront theaters, Chicago is a sweet home for aspiring producers. Some rent space for under $1,000 a week.

over 6 years ago | Amy Crider

Chicago filmmaker explores beauty's ugly side

A Chicago native's latest Chicago-based film explores the roots and costs of America's obsession with physical beauty.

over 6 years ago | Kevin Langson

Rehabbed Southport station opens soon

The original Southport Station opened May 18, 1907, as part of the Northwestern Elevated, and has seen few changes since. The renovated station will have longer platforms, elevators and security cameras.

over 6 years ago | Jessica Pupovac

Shot glass storytelling a tradition at Sheffield's

A Lakeview bar where writers and drinkers get together to celebrate the best of oral traditions draws a literate, enthusiastic crowd with its monthly "readings under the influence."

over 6 years ago | Shannon Delaney

Area filmmakers to screen short documentaries

Six short documentaries on topics ranging from maternal longings to the thoughts of young Arab men, will be shown at this month's Midwest Independent Film Festival.

over 6 years ago | Kevin Langson

New development angers Wrigleyville residents

Hotel's height, traffic top concerns

over 6 years ago | Charles Smalls

Streets still closed as crews repair pipe

Water main break caused severe flooding

almost 7 years ago | Jennifer Slosar

Water main break sinks roadway, floods basements

80-foot crater opens on Montrose Avenue

almost 7 years ago | Carrie Topolinski

City eyes Lakeview elderly housing project

Bond issue will fund development

almost 7 years ago | Jennifer Slosar

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