| Dec 15, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Nearly 30 years ago, legislative aide Mike Woo shattered a barrier, becoming the first Asian American to win a seat on the Los Angeles City Council.
The milestone was hailed as a sign that Asian Americans had finally come into their own on the local...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 3:06 AM
The Rev. Ira Acree says he was stopped at a red light on the West Side on a warm night this past summer when a Chicago police officer in a squad car suddenly cursed and shouted at him to pull over.
The officer accused him of texting on his cell phone...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 9:48 AM
Eighteen homicides were reported in Chicago in the last two weeks, with the Humboldt Park community area on the West Side recording three killings, the most of any Chicago community, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
A 23-year-old man...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 7:51 AM
Jason Draper and his wife, Leonore, an anti-violence activist, were at an April fundraiser to raise awareness about gun crime when he decided to duck out early to grab some food and head home to rest. Leonore stayed behind to chat with her college...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 1:14 PM
A referendum question asking Westmont residents and taxpayers to fund various flood control projects will likely be on the April municipal election ballot.
The exact question has not been decided, with options including funding the projects with a new 1...
| Nov 30, 2014
| 5:04 PM
Jason Draper and his wife Leonore, an anti-violence activist, were at an April fundraiser to raise awareness about gun crime when he decided to duck out early to grab some food and head home to rest. Leonore stayed behind to chat with her college...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 8:15 AM
Like your Bethlehem Township commissioner? Well, you might not be able to vote to re-elect him.
A reapportionment plan under consideration in the township means some residents will find themselves voting in new polling places and for a different...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 3:38 PM
Six homicides have been reported in Chicago this month, with the South Shore community area on the South Side recording the city's first double homicide of the year, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
Two men, ages 18 and 19, were...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 8:30 AM
America is embroiled in an immigration debate that goes far beyond President Obama's executive order on undocumented immigrants.
It goes to the heart of who "we" are. And it's roiling communities across the nation.
In early November, school officials in...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 1:44 PM
Here's how Florida's recent population surge, making it the third largest state, has an impact:
Congress: More residents mean more representation in the U.S. House. Florida's 17.6-percent growth in the 2010 Census brought two new House seats to the...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 10:00 PM
While Chicago saw a slight decrease in homicides in 2014, communities such as Humboldt Park—where gang recruitment has turned deadly—and Rogers Park saw a jump in slayings even as some South Side areas marked double-digit declines in killings,...