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Entries by Kim Bellware from 09/2013

Danks Struggles At The Mound As White Sox Lose 7-2 To Boston Red Sox -- And Former Teammate Peavy

Posted 09.01.2013 | Chicago

BOSTON — Jake Peavy's known for studying hitters. It certainly gave him an edge against his former teammates. Peavy pitched seven strong inning...

Castro Hits Tie-Breaking Homer In Sixth Inning To Lead Cubs To 4-3 Win Over Philadelphia Phillies

Posted 09.01.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Starlin Castro hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 4-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturd...

Chicago Police Department Superintendent Under Washington And Daley Dies

Posted 09.01.2013 | Chicago
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LeRoy Martin, a former Chicago police superintendent appointed by the late Mayor Harold Washington, passed away Saturday at age 84. Police departme...

Naked Man Tasered Outside Of Chicago Music Festival After Putting Rear Through Car Windshield

Posted 09.01.2013 | Chicago

A naked man Chicago police suspect was intoxicated or "high on a hallucinogenic drug" spent Saturday night having shards of glass removed from his but...

Off-Duty Cop Shoots Suspected Burglar As Chicago Weekend Crime Leaves At Least 6 Dead, 15 Hurt

Posted 09.01.2013 | Chicago

Updated story A man shot to death by an off-duty cop during an alleged burglary is among the six people dead and 15 more wounded by Chicago during ...

Maurice Knowles, 16-Year-Old Boy, Among 3 Killed In Chicago Labor Day Shootings

Posted 09.03.2013 | Chicago

Weekend violence in Chicago stretched into the Labor Day holiday as three people, including a 16-year-old boy, were killed and nearly a dozen others w...

Bogus Chicago Taxi Driver Scams Chinese Student Out Of $4,240 In Cab Ride Ruse

Posted 09.03.2013 | Chicago

You're going to need a story restoring your faith in humanity after this one. Last week, reports rolled in that an unscrupulous driver posing as a...

CPS Safe Passage Worker Turnover An Issue As Top Cop Calls Program's First Week A Success

Posted 09.03.2013 | Chicago

A week into the new school year, the Chicago Public Schools' expanded "Safe Passage" program is cautiously being marked a success even amid new report...

Minneapolis Mayor Courting Chicago Same-Sex Couples To Get Legally Married In His State

Posted 09.03.2013 | Chicago

The mayor of Minneapolis is courting gay and lesbian couples in Chicago hoping to entice them into getting legally hitched in the "Land of 10,000 Lake...

Whole Foods In Englewood: Chain To Open New Store On Chicago's South Side (PHOTO)

Posted 09.04.2013 | Chicago

A Whole Foods Market is coming to Chicago's Englewood neighborhood, bringing with it roughly 100 jobs and the hope of erasing the area's reputation as...

Stephen Colbert On Syria: 'If America Cared About Shooting People, We'd Be Invading Chicago' (VIDEO)

Posted 09.04.2013 | Chicago

Fresh from his summer vacation, Stephen Colbert's razor-sharp satire was back in full force Tuesday night with a grim-but-brilliant takedown of the es...

Gov. Pat Quinn Continues Push For $10 Minimum Wage: 'No One Should Work 40 Hours And Live In Poverty'

Posted 09.04.2013 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn attempted to spread the gospel of better wages this past Sunday, marking the Labor Day weekend with a renewed call to raise Illinois' m...

Gordon Engle, Single Entrepreneur, Puts Up Highway Billboard To Help Him Find Love (VIDEO)

Posted 09.04.2013 | Chicago

Directness is a virtue in the dating game, and it doesn't get any more straightforward than one Chicago-area native who recently took out a billboard ...

Dog, Cat Fall From Same 43rd Story Of Chicago High-Rise Just Three Days Apart, No Charges Filed

Posted 09.05.2013 | Chicago

A dog fell 43 stories to his death Wednesday morning, dropping from the same Chicago high-rise apartment where a cat fell and died just three days ear...

Man Throws Bottles Of Feces And Urine At Chicago Officers In Uptown, Is Later Arrested: Police

Posted 09.05.2013 | Chicago

A homeless man accused of hurling bottles of urine and feces at Chicago police was arrested in the city's Uptown neighborhood on the North Side Wednes...

'Grumpy Cat' To Help Raise Money For New Chicago Cat Shelter Serving Special Needs Animals (PHOTO)

Posted 09.05.2013 | Chicago

Story by Benjamin Woodard via DNAinfo Chicago: WEST ROGERS PARK — The Tree House Humane Society, with help from Internet sensation "Grumpy Cat," ...

Zagat Ranks Katsu, Alinea, Topolobampo Among 2014 Best Chicago Restaurants (PHOTOS)

Posted 09.05.2013 | Chicago

Zagat did a little bit of shuffling for 2014, according to their recently-released Top Food in Chicago rankings. Familiar spots like Katsu and Alin...

Robbie Fulks Talks Dinner Guests, Baseball Bullies And Making Country Music As A City-Dweller (PHOTO)

Posted 09.05.2013 | Chicago

Artist Robbie Fulks likes a lively mealtime conversation, and if we judged him by his own criteria, he'd make a hands-down excellent dinner guest. ...

Illinois Capitol Building Renovations Draw Fire After Word Gets Out State Spent $669,608 On Six Doors

Posted 09.05.2013 | Chicago

As federal spending watchdogs keep an eye out for $100 hammers, Illinois is getting away with $669,608 doors. That's right: The broke-as-a-joke ...

Chicago Tourism Numbers: Both City And State Tallied Record Number Of Visitors Last Year

Posted 09.06.2013 | Chicago

The numbers are in, and as predicted, the Windy City had a record-setting year for tourism in 2012. Back in June, city officials said Chicago saw ...

Mike Ditka The Only ESPN Pundit To Back The Bears, Says Chicago Will Go All The Way To The Super Bowl

Posted 09.06.2013 | Chicago

As sports pundits punch in with their way-too-early Super Bowl XLVIII predictions, the Chicago Bears have at least one heavyweight in their corner: Da...

Jane Addams, Nobel Prize Winner And 'World's Best-Loved Woman' Honored With Google Doodle (PHOTO)

Posted 09.06.2013 | Chicago

In honor of her 153rd birthday, Hull House founder, social activist and Nobel Prize winner Jane Addams was celebrated in Friday's Google Doodle. T...

Second Abduction Attempt Of Chicago Students Reported, Kids Say Man Chased Them With Gun

Posted 09.06.2013 | Chicago

A man tried to lure a trio of young Chicago school children into a van early Friday in what police say is the second attempted abduction near the same...

'Chicago PD', NBC's New Police Drama, To Film New Scenes Around Chicago (PHOTOS)

Posted 09.06.2013 | Chicago

Chicago residents may get a glimpse of NBC's new cop drama, "Chicago PD," before it hits television sets this fall. The show, a spin-off of firefi...

Ventra Card Debut: Mass Rollout Of New CTA Payment System Starts As Confusion, Questions Persist

Posted 09.09.2013 | Chicago

A new payment system era blows into Chicago as Ventra cards are rolled out to the masses Monday. Depending on who you ask, however, some commuters...