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Strong block clubs, community organizations and churches are as important to this South Side Chicago neighborhood as beautiful homes, the abundance of retail and eateries, parks and good schools. Read more about Chicago's Chatham community.
Strong block clubs, community organizations and churches are as important to this South Side Chicago neighborhood as beautiful homes, the abundance of retail and eateries, parks and good schools. Read more about Chicago's Chatham community. « Show less

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  • Twitter cash treasure hunt hits Chicago

    Twitter cash treasure hunt hits Chicago
    A social media craze that sends residents on a treasure hunt for hidden envelopes of cash has hit Chicago. The Hidden Cash Twitter frenzy was first reported in San Francisco and Los Angeles when an anonymous donor began leaving envelopes of cash...
  • Chatham residents stand up for community in wake of violence

    Chatham residents stand up for community in wake of violence
    When Jahmal Cole, 30, wanted to settle down with his wife six years ago, he was looking for an African-American community with brick bungalows and manicured lawns. His real estate agent suggested either Beverly or Chatham. The Coles chose Chatham, and in...
  • 12 communities each see a homicide

    Twelve Chicago community areas each logged a gunshot homicide in the last week, according to a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data. On the South Side, killings were recorded in Bridgeport, Chatham, Chicago Lawn, Englewood, Fuller Park, Greater...
  • Apartment building foreclosures plunge in Chicago

     Apartment building foreclosures plunge in Chicago
    Foreclosure cases were filed against almost 2,800 Chicago apartment buildings with 7,700 units last year, the smallest number since the housing crisis began and a sign of the residential market's stabilization. The more than 30 percent decrease in...
  • 10 hurt when delivery truck, CTA bus collide

    10 hurt when delivery truck, CTA bus collide
    Ten people were hurt in a collision between a delivery truck and a CTA bus in the South Side's Chatham neighborhood this afternoon, authorities said. The crash happened about 12:35 p.m. at the intersection of East 79th Street and South Cottage Grove...
  • Shootings in Chicago leave 1 dead, 10 wounded, including boy, 14

    Shootings in Chicago leave 1 dead, 10 wounded, including boy, 14
    One man was killed and 10 other people were wounded, including a 14-year-old boy, in shootings across Chicago Wednesday afternoon through early this morning. Jeromy Ellis, 34, was shot in the head while standing at the corner of 81st Street and Cottage...
  • City shootings leave 2 dead, 7 wounded in 5 hours

    City shootings leave 2 dead, 7 wounded in 5 hours
    A man and a 17-year-old boy were killed and seven others were wounded during Wednesday shootings, authorities said. A 33-year-old man was killed just south of 56th Street on Elizabeth Avenue about 9:35 p.m and a 28-year-old man with him was wounded in...
  • 2014 Mr. Basketball of Illinois of Illinois voting

    2014 Mr. Basketball of Illinois of Illinois voting
    NOTE: Schools, media statewide voted. Players are awarded five points for a first-place vote, three points for a second-place vote and one point for a third-place vote. Complete voting at prepsplus.com. NAME, SCHOOL, TOTAL (1ST) Jahlil Okafor, Whitney...
  • On a mission: Chef Judson Todd Allen's transformation

    On a mission: Chef Judson Todd Allen's transformation
    Judson Todd Allen doesn't shy away from challenges. Never has. As a youngster growing up in Chatham, on Chicago's South Side, he entered a church baking competition that included his grandmother with her famous chocolate brownies. He auditioned four...
  • Glenview, Northbrook police blotter: Feb. 3

    Glenview, Northbrook police blotter: Feb. 3
    The following items were taken from police reports: Glenview A 19-year-old Wilmette man was arrested on the 2500 block of East Lake Avenue on Jan. 21 and charged with criminal damage to property after an investigation into a Dec. 29 incident on the...
  • Crash kills boy, 12, and hurts three children in Olympia Fields

     Crash kills boy, 12, and hurts three children in Olympia Fields
    A 12-year-old Olympia Fields boy has died and three other youths were hospitalized after the four were in a crash involving a car that was apparently speeding and being driven by someone younger than 16, police said. Almani Creamer was pronounced dead...