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  • Au Cheval, Bad Hunter evacuated after grease fire

    CHICAGO — Au Cheval and Bad Hunter were evacuated Tuesday night after a grease fire broke out in Bad Hunter. The Chicago Fire Department said there were no injuries. The fire in the 800 block of West Randolph Street was under control and struck as of 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Employees at each restaurant could not be reached for comment. No other information was immediately available.

  • Rolling Stones coming to Chicago’s Soldier Field

    CHICAGO — The Rolling Stones on Monday announced plans to perform at Chicago’s Soldier Field in June 2019. The iconic group will perform at Soldier Field on June 21, 2019, as part of a U.S. tour that includes stop in New Jersey, California and everything in between. There will be a fan ticket pre-sale on Nov. 28. To sign up for access, visit this link by 8 a.m. CST on Nov. 27: For more information on the tour and a […]

  • Man groped cyclist on Milwaukee Avenue, punched man who confronted him: police

    CHICAGO — A Northwest Side man groped a woman riding a bicycle and then punched a man who confronted him about it, police said. Zachary Konecki, 30, appeared in bond court Saturday on charges of aggravated battery in a public place. Authorities identified Konecki as the man who, while riding a mini motorcycle, groped a woman riding a bicycle in the 1100 block of North Milwaukee Avenue about 4 p.m. Sept. 22. When a man confronted Konecki, police said, Konecki […]

  • Sunday Brunch: Thanksgiving Turkey and Apple-Sausage Stuffing

    CHICAGO — Chef Jill Dedinsky owns The Goddess and Grocer, a fast-casual restaurant and catering service with multiple Chicago locations. She stopped by the WGN studios to share insider tricks for prepping Thanksgiving turkey. Goddess and Grocer 1649 N. Damen Ave. 901 N. Larrabee Ave. O’Hare Terminal 5 1127 N. State St. Thanksgiving Turkey Ingredients: 1 12-14lb turkey rough chopped carrots, celery, onion, lemons butter salt and pepper stuffing Preparation: Rinse and dry bird. Salt and pepper the tail cavity and […]

  • Man, 22, shot dead in West Town

    CHICAGO — A 22-year-old man was fatally shot in the chest late Saturday, police said. Officers found the man on the sidewalk in the 1300 block of West Huron Street in West Town about 11:45 p.m. Saturday, according to the Chicago Police Department. He had been shot in the chest. The victim was taken in serious condition to Stroger Hospital, where he later died. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victim as Quantis Smith, 22, of the 3000 […]

  • Man fatally shot in front of wife in Gage Park, police say

    CHICAGO — A 39-year-old man was fatally shot in his head in front of his wife in Gage Park early Sunday, police said. The man and his wife were driving about 4:30 a.m. Sunday when the wife noticed a red truck following them, according to the Chicago Police Department. When the couple arrived at their destination in the 5200 block of South Artesian Avenue, the truck pulled up alongside them and a man inside flashed gang signs, police said. The […]

  • Speeding driver flips car, crashes into Arlington Heights police station

    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. — An Arlington Heights man is facing charges after he lost control of his car and crashed into the Arlington Heights police station last weekend. Sam Kerlin was caught on security camera speeding in his 2015 Volkswagen GTI on Nov. 11, according to police. He lost control of his car between the fire and police stations in Arlington Heights. His car then cartwheeled across the police station lawn, officials said, slamming into a building. Kerlin, 44, of […]

  • Body recovered near where woman disappeared in Lake Michigan

    HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. — Authorities say a body has been recovered near where a suburban Chicago woman disappeared after going swimming in treacherous waters in Lake Michigan. The Chicago Sun-Times reports a woman’s body was found Saturday in Highland Park, about 20 miles north of downtown Chicago. An autopsy is slated for Tuesday. The city of Highland Park has said 52-year-old Lena Lemesh, of Elgin, was among about 10 people in a “cold weather swim group” who went into the […]

  • Sunday Brunch: Brown Butter Seared Scallops with Manchego Cheese Grits

    Chef Craig Bell from Reclaimed demonstrated how to prepare brown butter seared scallops with Manchego cheese grits. Reclaimed  |  Big Hatt Gourmet 3655 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL Manchego Cheese Grits Ingredients: 5 cups water or chicken stock 3/4 teaspoon salt 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 cup coarse stone-ground grits 2 cups heavy cream 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 cup shredded aged Manchego Preparation: In four cups of water or chicken stock, soak the grits for 24 hours covered in […]

  • Man shot during Greektown brawl, police say

    CHICAGO — Four people are being questioned after a 28-year-old man was shot in Greektown early Sunday, police said. The man was shot in his leg about 12:30 a.m. Sunday after a fight broke out among a crowd of people in the 800 block of West Jackson Boulevard, according to the Chicago Police Department. The man was taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition had stabilized. Police said the victim may not have been the intended target. Four “persons of […]