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  • CNN's 'Chicagoland' balances Blackhawks joy with violence fears

    CNN's 'Chicagoland' balances Blackhawks joy with violence fears
    "It's playoff time again in this sports-loving city," says narrator/co-writer Mark Konkol at the beginning of episode two of the eight-part CNN series "Chicagoland." And though you will see all sorts of whooping-hollering-shot-drinking euphoria during...
  • The peacekeeper of South L.A.'s Chesterfield Square

    The peacekeeper of South L.A.'s Chesterfield Square
    Los Angeles police Officer Andre Dixon lowered the passenger-side window and aimed his flashlight at a darkened living room window guarded by white bars. Click-click … click-click … click-click. Dixon's light snapped on and off. The...
  • 2 sentenced in slaying of 13-year-old boy in 2011

    2 sentenced in slaying of 13-year-old boy in 2011
    Two men convicted of the 2011 slaying of a 13-year-old boy as he played basketball at a Grand Boulevard park have each been sentenced to 50 years in prison, authorities said. Jamal Streeter, 21, was sentenced today and Aramis Beachem, 24, last week for...
  • No bond for 4 charged in mass shooting at park: 'God took care of them'

    No bond for 4 charged in mass shooting at park: 'God took care of them'
    Two men in their 20s opened fire into a park on the South Side last week -- wounding a 3-year-old boy and 12 other people -- after one of the men had been grazed by a bullet hours earlier, police said today. They did not aim at anyone in particular...
  • Chicago won't fight ruling allowing gun sales

    Chicago won't fight ruling allowing gun sales
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel all but acknowledged that people will be able to legally buy guns in Chicago later this year, announcing Thursday that he has chosen not to fight a federal court ruling that struck down the city's gun shop ban. Instead, City Hall will...
  • Back of the Yards no man's land for police, politicians

    Back of the Yards no man's land for police, politicians
    Just a few weeks ago, Chicago police brass, prosecutors and federal authorities summoned gang members to Gage Park to deliver a message: If the violence continued, law enforcement would be targeting the gang responsible. The meeting on the Southwest...
  • 'Homeland' recap, 'Tower of David'

    Season 3 narrowed its focus to Brody and Carrie, both imprisoned by jailers who insist they are only helping. As the episode opens, we see Brody nearly dead somewhere in a South American forest. His head is shaved and he’s been shot. Yelling in...
  • Review: 'High Rise Stories' edited by Audrey Petty

    Review: 'High Rise Stories' edited by Audrey Petty
    Chicago has a history of obliterating its history. Significant buildings fall to the wrecking ball for parking lots, and entire swaths of the cityscape are bulldozed by economic forces like deindustrialization and gentrification, and political movements...
  • Biker thugs would think twice in Pennsylvania

    Biker thugs would think twice in Pennsylvania
    There are two certainties Pennsylvanians should keep in mind as the sensational story of motorcycle group violence in New York City continues to unfold. Could such an episode happen here? I cannot say what was in the minds of those bikers as they...
  • South Side teen's life, death emblematic of many struck down last year

    South Side teen's life, death emblematic of many struck down last year
    Maria Gutierrez wipes away tears as she watches video of her son Angel staring at the camera, singing in a powerful voice that rattles her cellphone speaker. In a corner of her apartment, a poster depicts him smiling under a Cubs cap, a pair of wings...
  • 2 charged in mass shooting at South Side park

    2 charged in mass shooting at South Side park
    Two suspects in their early 20s were charged Monday night in the shooting last week at a park in Chicago's Back of the Yards neighborhood that left 13 injured, including a 3-year-old boy, Cook County prosecutors said. The break in the case came as the...