| Mar 11, 2014
| 9:44 AM
Amid reports of teens spewing hate through their cell phones and pleas from some area principals for students to uninstall a particularly vexing application, officials in Chicago touted a new app this morning that they said could serve as a...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 5:51 AM
A 54-year-old man was injured when he fell from a CTA Green Line platform onto the train tracks below Saturday night, authorities said.
The man struck his head after falling from the platform of the 35th Street-Bronzeville-IIT station about 8:55 p.m.,...
| Mar 9, 2014
The current battle between cabbies who pull a meter and upstarts who book fares via a smartphone app is evocative of an action-packed taxi drama that long ran on Chicago streets.
Decades before Uber and Lyft, taxis that operated outside municipal...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 5:10 AM
The University of Chicago has been working behind the scenes to get competing factions to collaborate on a unified bid to build the Obama presidential library in Chicago, but U. of C. officials said Thursday that they won't select a neighborhood for the...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 1:58 PM
Libraries represent perhaps the best crossroads of our public and private selves available in the civic landscape. They are where we quietly seek out other peoples' stories while surrounded by fellow citizens on their own quests for literary treasure...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 7:55 PM
A 15-year old girl was shot in the arm this afternoon in the Bronzeville neighborhood.
It happened at 3:20 p.m. in the 4200 block of South Michigan Avenue, according to police News Affairs Officer Daniel O’Brien.
The girl was taken to University...
| Feb 1, 2014
As the effort to preserve the legacy of President Barack Obama through a presidential library officially gets underway, the University of Chicago announced an aggressive push for an off-campus site on the South Side.
U. of C. President Robert Zimmer...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 12:06 PM
The push to build President Barack Obama’s presidential library officially got underway on Friday with the establishment of a foundation, managed by three of his longtime supporters, to oversee the process.
Chicago businessman Marty Nesbitt, a...
| Jan 25, 2014
As President Barack Obama prepares to launch a foundation to oversee plans for his presidential library and museum, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is making it clear that he will play a key role in determining where the project is built if Chicago is chosen as the...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 5:34 AM
An 18-year-old was killed Saturday evening and two people were injured by gunfire early this morning, authorities said.
The fatal shooting happened in the 7900 block of South Lafayette Avenue, in the South Side's West Chatham neighborhood. The 18-year-...
| Dec 23, 2013
Derek Crosby's four children ranged in age from 2 months to 4 years when he was sent to prison for murder. While they often talk on the phone, he doesn't like for them to visit.
"I really don't like them seeing me in the position that I'm in," said...