Articles By Bob Chiarito

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town Primary category in which blog post is published

Man With Domestic Abuse History Wants His Gun ‘Arsenal’ Charges Moved To Veterans Court

If his request is granted, James Mather could get probation and a chance to expunge his record. His victims called the move "desperate."

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town Primary category in which blog post is published

Judge Hikes Gun Charge Bond For Domestic Abuser From $5,000 To $100,000 As Prosecutors Reach Out To Previous Victims

James Mather was fitted with an electronic monitoring device after his bond amount was increased and he made bail.

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

Police Are Cracking Down On Gun Owners With Revoked FOID Cards, But Penalties Remain Lax, CPD Says

The State Police move to revoke FOID cards when it's notified of an order of protection. Most people don't turn in their guns willingly, but CPD is seeking them out.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town Primary category in which blog post is published

Man Caught By Cops With Arsenal Also Battered His Exes, They Say. But He Walked Away With A Misdemeanor Plea Deal.

James Mather had two pending domestic battery cases when he was caught with a slew of illegal guns, police say. He was released — and his exes don't think he'll stop.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park Primary category in which blog post is published

Bridgeport Bakery Closing After Nearly 50 Years In The Neighborhood

“He wants to spend some time with his grandkids and it’s been 47 years, it’s about time he retires,” the owner's sister said.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town Primary category in which blog post is published

Liz Phair On Her Soul-Baring New Book: ‘You Better Throw It All Out There And Leave It On The Field’

"I hope in 50 years some girl picks it up, finds it in some used book store, and it still feels like she suddenly has a friend who knows her secrets and who she can tell her secrets to."

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park Primary category in which blog post is published

Johnny O’s Hot Dog Stand Reopens In Bridgeport — At Least For Now

Owner Peter Veliotis opens up on what caused him to abruptly shut down the Bridgeport institution last month ... and how long the business might survive.

Edgebrook, Edison Park, Sauganash Primary category in which blog post is published

Edison Park’s Mecca Supper Club Shuts Its Doors After 1 Last Blowout Party. Is It Closed For Good?

The Mecca Supper Club at 6666 N. Northwest Highway was like stepping into a North Woods Wisconsin lodge, without the Green Bay Packers fans.