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Local Experts from 13 California Destinations Reveal Secrets They'd Rather Keep Secret | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel

By trade, they are experts on and champions of the iconic places, under-the-radar gems, and newfangled darlings in their areas. But where do the tourism board professionals go when they're off duty?

Grandma J's Local Kitchen: Food and Booze for the Soul

Bettina Chang | Posted 07.01.2013 | Chicago
Bettina Chang

My grandma makes a mean pan-fried milkfish, and her pork and daikon soup is pretty legit. But she lives in southern Taiwan, and Grandma J's Local Kitchen is less than a mile down the street. Sorry, Ah-Ma, when Sunday Funday rolled around last week, Grandma J's was the superior option.

Puerto Rican Day Parades Merging, But Some Want Downtown Return

Posted 04.04.2013 | Chicago

Just days after the city's two largest Puerto Rican Day parades announced they would join forces, supporters are already looking to take the beefed-up...

A Tale of Two Cities -- in One City

Matthew Bailey | Posted 04.03.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Bailey

My favorite place in the world is two racially separated sub-cities. I only really know half of this city. I don't know the solution, but I know this is a problem; segregation makes people dumb and segregation enables racism and racism is a worthless poison that has inflicted this country since its birth.

LGBT Homeless Youth Shelter Opens In Humboldt Park

Posted 03.05.2012 | Chicago

Story by Kate Sosin, courtesy of the Windy City Times: It took years of revised plans and fundraising, but on March 3 Vida/SIDA cut the ribbon on i...

Activists Call For Bakery Boycott Over 'Racist' Remarks

Posted 02.24.2012 | Chicago

Members of Chicago's Humboldt Park community gathered Thursday outside TipsyCake, a bakery whose owner has come under criticism after she made controv...

Test Of Nerves At Dangerous Street Corner In Humboldt Park

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 08.18.2011 | Chicago

Jesus Diaz decided against burying his slain teenage son during the Puerto Rican Day Parade. The 15-year-old boy was shot to death Monday at Kildar...

Block Plagued By Violence: Police Kill Man Days After 15-Year-Old Slain

Posted 08.16.2011 | Chicago

Residents in Chicago's west Humboldt Park neighborhood are calling on the police department to increase its presence in the area after three people we...

Young Musicians In Impoverished Neighborhood Fight To Keep Arts Program Alive

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 08.13.2011 | Chicago

"They live in one of the wealthiest cities and wealthiest nations in the world, and some of these students have barely anything," principal Trisha Shr...

Chicago School Fights To Save Its Orchestra

AP | MARTHA IRVINE | Posted 08.05.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The violin isn't pretty, but its scratched frame has been well-loved by the girl who cradles it now, and those who played it before he...

Humboldt Park Apartment Decked In Steampunk Style

Posted 06.28.2011 | Chicago

There's not a silent moment in KL Kenzie and Joseph Rovner's (a.k.a. JCR Vourteque IV) second-story Humboldt Park walk-up. If it's not the persistent ...

Will Guzzardi

A Run To Support Social Services For Latino Families In Need | Will Guzzardi | Posted 06.19.2011 | Chicago

Casa Central is located in a handsome brick building at the corner of California and Evergreen Avenues. It’s across the street from a beautifully ma...

Here's a Tip: If You're Broke, Stay Home

Derrick K. Baker | Posted 06.07.2011 | Chicago
Derrick K. Baker

With the economy still battering consumers like we're all overweight, drunk and punch-drunk ex-boxers caught in a bar fight, folks are inclined to pull back on tipping for services or products.

WATCH: Did Chicago Cops Drop Teen Off In Rival Gang Territory?

WBEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

We spoke Tuesday afternoon with our colleagues Samuel Vega and Robert Wildeboer about a video obtained by WBEZ that appears to show Chicago police off...

After Vote To Stop Selling Liquor, A Neighborhood Transforms

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

There's been significant, positive change in Chicago's West Humboldt Park neighborhood since voters took the polls and voted to ban liquor sales in a ...

CTA Bus Crashes Into Humboldt Park School, 2 Seriously Injured (VIDEO)

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Two people were seriously injured after a Chicago Transit Authority bus struck a car and crashed into a building in Humboldt Park Monday afternoon. ...

Report: Daughter Of Congressman Luis Gutierrez Got Sweet Housing Deal

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Every time developers asked to build condominiums in his gentrifying 26th Ward, then-Ald. Billy Ocasio had the same answer: Your project won't be a...

Escaped Prisoner Steals Rockford Police Car, Drives 90 Miles Before Caught

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago police managed to stop the man at the intersection of Noble and Division at around 3:40 a.m. which was a good thing for the Rockford cops in p...

West Side Factory Explosion: 2 Seriously Hurt (VIDEO)

AP | CHRISTINA M. WRIGHT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Two workers mixing chemicals at a Chicago biodiesel manufacturing plant Friday set off an explosion that left two workers injured - on...

Minority Enrollment Down At Top Magnet Schools

Catalyst Chicago | Sarah Karp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Kenneth Green knew he wanted to send his daughter to a magnet school, Chicago's oldest schools of choice. He spent hours enveloped in research and tou...

13-Year-Old Shot In Humboldt Dies

Chicago Sun-Times | Annie Sweeney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A 13-year-old girl who was shot early Sunday while standing with her mother and cousins outside her great-aunt's home on the West Side has died. Eter...

Chicago's Looming Diabetes Epidemic

The Windy Citizen | Whitney Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While childhood obesity rates remain sky-high in the U.S., society has yet to feel the full weight of our expanding waistlines, experts say. For young...