NEWS articles

Foster underpass gets an artsy facelift

An underpass on Foster now features authentic Native American imagery, as well as symbols from neighborhood residents.

over 6 years ago | Natasha Wasinski

Uptown residents hit Olympic reps with budget concerns

over 6 years ago | Beverly Slaughter

Shiller responds to Fix Wilson Yard's lawsuit

over 6 years ago | Adeshina O. Emmanuel Jr.

Wilson Yard backers defend expansion

At a public hearing, Uptown residents accused officials of secretly planning to hike the Wilson Yard TIF district's budget, and said they were concerned tax money allocated to the project might ultimately be frittered away.

over 6 years ago | Adeshina O. Emmanuel Jr.

Business is brisk for indie booksellers as chains struggle

At Ravenswood Used Books, owner Jim Mall says February is usually a difficult time for book stores. But even with the seasonal slump, his sales over the last few months have been about 20 percent above average.

over 6 years ago | Brian Ortbal

Truman pool could open up for more swimmers

Uptown residents could begin enjoying the benefits of the pool at Truman College as early as this summer. College and YMCA officials want to offer a broad range of classes at the facility.

7 years ago | Peter Sachs

Uptown, lakefront referendums pass by wide margins

Voters considered several referendums on Election Day, including proposals for affordable housing and requiring contractors under certain circumstances to pay "living wages" to workers.

7 years ago | Peter Sachs

Uptown referenda aimed at changing affordable housing policies

A referedum on the Election Day ballot seeks to solve affordable housing problems by using a portion of property taxes to fix blight.

7 years ago | Peter Sachs

Soup kitchens, pantries brace for busy season

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

7 years ago | Ian Fullerton

Uptown residents pack meeting to address crime

At a community forum to address a recent increase of shootings and other crime in the Uptown neighborhood, frustrated residents packed a college cafeteria to demand action.

over 7 years ago | Amy Crider

Man beaten and robbed in Uptown

Two teenagers were arrested and three others fled on foot yesterday after an attack in which a 20-year-old man was chased down and robbed of $277, police said.

over 7 years ago | Giulia Donati

13-year old robbed in Uptown

over 7 years ago | LAURA ELIA

Grisly scene at North Side motel

A motel manager checking on a guest who had not paid his bill found a woman's body stuffed in a closet. The woman had apparently been stabbed to death.

over 7 years ago | Claire Bushey

Body found in hotel was mutilated, clerk says

over 7 years ago | Geoff Dougherty

Desk clerk says woman was stabbed

over 7 years ago | Geoff Dougherty