| 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...
| 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.,...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 3:39 PM
A 15-year-old boy was shot a block from a Bronzeville high school this afternoon, authorities said.
The boy was taken to Comer Children's Hospital with a gunshot wound to his right leg following the shooting about 2:48 p.m. in the 3800 block of South...
| 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...
| Jan 1, 2013
| 5:36 PM
An afternoon shooting in the Bronzeville neighborhood has left one man dead, authorities said.
Kelvin Jemison, 29, was declared dead at 3:20 p.m. at the University of Chicago hospitals following the shooting in the 4500 block of South Champlain Avenue,...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 6:29 PM
Bail was set today for a 48-year-old South Side woman accused of leaving her 3-year-old granddaughter on a CTA bus for 30 minutes this week in the South Loop.
Police said Elaine Carla Overton of the 3600 block of South Rhodes Avenue was charged with...
| Jan 8, 2013
After being beaten with a pan and left in the dark for hours bound to a pole, the 11-year-old girl escaped from her abusive home through a basement window and walked barefoot six blocks to the La Grange police station one summer night in 2011.