| Jun 29, 2014
| 6:45 PM
An extra-alarm fire tore through three buildings Sunday night in the Bronzeville neighborhood.
No one was hurt, according to a Chicago Fire Department official.
It started about 6:45 p.m. at an abandoned building at 4233 S. Champlain Ave. and spread...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 10:07 AM
Combining a cultural revival, historical commemoration and Bronzeville neighborhood celebration, the 29th Chicago Gospel Music Festival continued highlighting sounds that were formed in South Side churches. The thousands who attended the weekend event...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 11:38 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today called for a multifaceted response to gun violence in Chicago as part of the kick-off of a new organization run by the parents of a young girl whose shooting became a national symbol for the city's struggle with violent crime....
| Jun 17, 2014
| 9:44 AM
Thirteen bidders filed paperwork by Monday’s deadline saying they want to host the Obama Presidential Library, according to the foundation established to oversee the selection process.
In a statement released today, the Barack Obama Foundation said...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 6:56 AM
A shooter on a bicycle fired on a group of people in the Bronzeville neighborhood, wounding an 11-year-old girl and two teens in one of four shootings overnight on the South and West sides.
The girl and the others were standing on the sidewalk in the...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 1:11 PM
Three people were killed and at least 19 wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday afternoon and early Saturday morning, including two officers wounded in a Far South Side shootout.
The shootout was one of two officer-involved shootings...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 6:32 PM
Chicago police are investigating the death of a 58-year-old woman in the Bronzeville neighborhood who may have had a heart attack during a domestic dispute this afternoon.
Police were called to the 400 block of East 46th St. at 3:54 p.m., said Police...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...