Fifty people and 12 dogs marched against the proposal by Petco to put a store on the eastern edge of downtown Winnetka. Connor and Sloane Grant, all of 10 and 8, drew signs supporting the local pet store “Noah’s Ark.”
“They seem pretty happy right now,” said veterinarian Dr. Andy Orals. “We’re all getting kind of attached to them.”
Bond was set at $500,000 Saturday for a man charged with felony robbery after he allegedly attacked a woman and stole her purse in the River North neighborhood Friday morning — but not before he knocked her to the ground and kicking her. He was taken into custody by police after two witnesses chased him down.
Police have run into a snag in their investigation into an early-morning accident Saturday that killed one man and injured his brother.
Some have called it “the train the grinches couldn’t kill,” because of the outcry that occurred when a handful of CTA managers once tried to discontinue it as a belt-tightening measure.
The New Year will mean higher fares for half of the CTA’s ridership.
Metra will sock those who use its 10-ride tickets with an 11 percent fare increase on Feb. 1, but those who use single-ride tickets or monthly passes will be spared a fare hike.
As a Cook County judge granted the former Prentice Women’s Hospital building a three-week stay of execution, the Chicago Architecture Foundation opened an exhibit that features more than 80 designs that would preserve the structure.
The CTA was supposed to unveil its 2013 budget Thursday – but canceled the presentation minutes before a scheduled news conference because of overnight progress in talks with its two major unions.
A ComEd spokesman said all of the crews have returned safely and that damage to the utility’s vehicles was minimal, even though some of the crews were dispatched to points in Maryland and Pennsylvania ahead of the storms, expecting the worst.
While first responders were on-scene within three minutes, searching the smoke-filed labyrinth-like basement proved difficult, taking the fire fighters about 10 minutes to locate the child.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel stopped by President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign offices on the city’s North, West and South Sides, as well as in the Loop Saturday, to urge volunteers to work extra hard over the next three days.
As the last day of early voting winds down, a line to get into the main early voting center in downtown Chicago has been growing all day long, to the point it stretches for more than two blocks.
Chicago Board of Elections Chairman Langdon Neal said Thursday that voter turnout on Election Day might be heavier than the 74 percent recorded in 2008.
Amtrak is working to restore service between Chicago and its terminals in Washington and New York.
Democrats in the northwest suburbs are trying to prod more voters into casting ballots early, even though there are already many in line.
Don’t bet on slot machines at Chicago’s airports anytime soon, despite the support of the city’s aviation commissioner and O’Hare International Airport’s alderman.
Usually, when you see politicians gather for ribbon-cutting ceremonies at public projects, it’s to mark their completion or dedication. But Friday, Gov. Pat Quinn and others gathered in a park in west suburban Riverside, along the Des Plaines River, to celebrate the destruction of a dam.
The chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority is expected to issue an apology Wednesday for calling its paratransit vans a “limousine” service.
The CTA is trying something new at one of its ‘L’ stations — a produce market.
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