| Aug 16, 2014
| 10:09 PM
To understand Michael Brown and why his shooting has unleashed such anger here, go to the place where he lived and died.
Canfield Green Apartments, a worn complex of brick buildings surrounded by trees and hills, has become a rallying point for...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 5:54 AM
Chicago Housing Authority voucher recipients will no longer receive enough assistance to place them in the city's most luxurious high-rise buildings under a new policy, the agency announced Sunday.
The policy targets "super vouchers" that allow low-...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 11:37 AM
More kids attended Chicago Park District day camp this summer than in years past, the city reported today.
There were 41,468 children ages six to 12 enrolled in the day camps in more than 230 parks across the city this summer, according to Mayor Rahm...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 12:52 PM
When Mike Hendrix fielded his All-Star baseball team earlier this summer, he had no idea just how far he could take his North Springs Little League Juniors. Hendrix and company did the local program proud and had a rather commendable showing in the...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 4:59 PM
A few weeks ago, a sale sign went up, again, outside the Northside Stranger's Home Church.
For anyone who loves the mural on the church's front wall, the sign felt like a death notice, and there may be nobody sadder about that than Jon Pounds.
| Aug 7, 2014
| 7:43 AM
North Springs Little League's All-Stars have made an impression once again in Sectional and State Tournament play in two different age groups. Both of the league's 9/10s and 11s won their respective Sectional Tournament titles, followed by earning a...
| Aug 8, 2014
When Mildred Pagan moved into the Julia Lathrop Homes in the late 1970s, she was an anxious teenage mother with three small children fleeing an abusive marriage, her daughter said.
But she quickly became well-known among her neighbors in the public...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 8:02 AM
If the apartment complex called The Princeton at College Park gets approved by city leaders and completes construction, who is likely to live there?
Neighborhood residents have wondered if the building be filled with families with children, adding...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 6:15 PM
Three years ago, Shanell Walton seemed poised to move forward. Her ex-con boyfriend had been hauled back to prison and her five children had returned home from foster care.
But it didn't take long for Walton, 33, to begin spiraling down again. Now her...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 10:17 PM
BANNING — From the beginning of the postseason, the dominance of the Burbank Little League 10-11 All-Stars was uncontested.
Even though the softball squad faced three teams at two tournaments, the theme of dominance remained constant, including at...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 12:33 PM
Planning on setting off a few fireworks tomorrow?
The city's fire and police officials want you to know that it's still not legal. The departments sent out a press release Thursday afternoon detailing the law: Fireworks are not permitted in the city...