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Chatham

Chatham
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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  • Emanuel says community must join fight against gangs

    Emanuel says community must join fight against gangs
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today called on residents to help police take back their neighborhoods in the wake of a spate of shootings around Chicago. The mayor said the spike in violence -- including 49 shootings with 10 fatalities last weekend and the Monday...
  • City unveils new program to combat home foreclosures

    City unveils new program to combat home foreclosures
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel is targeting nine hard-hit neighborhoods in Chicago's latest effort to stem the tide of home foreclosures and, as with many recent announcements, the mayor is counting on private investment to make his plans work. The "Micro-Market...
  • High school harvest

    High school harvest
    Like every dedicated farmer, Darius Dixon rises before dawn each morning and heads out the door with dreams of a bountiful harvest. But for Dixon, 17, embracing an agrarian way of life requires a grueling two-hour commute five days a week on a CTA bus...
  • Where in the world was Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy?

     
    The Reader's Mick Dumke sets the scene: Hundreds of people gathered inside a Chatham church Saturday morning for a Q&A session with police superintendent Garry McCarthy. But 15 minutes after (11 a.m., when) it was scheduled to start, the featured......
  • Monday was deadliest day of year

    Monday was deadliest day of year
    Five homicides were recorded in Chicago on Monday, making it the deadliest day of the year so far, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. At about 1:50 a.m., a 25-year-old man was shot and killed in the 5600 block of South May Street in...
  • Driver charged after being found unconscious behind the wheel

    Driver charged after being found unconscious behind the wheel
    A Vernon Hills man has been charged with drug and traffic offenses after paramedics had to climb inside his car to revive him after he had passed out behind the wheel on a street in the Buena Park neighborhood on Chicago's North Side. Neither Alex...
  • Walgreen Co. to add 600 jobs in Chicago

    Walgreen Co. to add 600 jobs in Chicago
    Deerfield-based drugstore giant Walgreen Co. and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Wednesday that Walgreens will open dozens of new food outlets as the retailer upgrades stores and expands in Chicago. The plan will include the addition of 600 jobs in...
  • Through scouting, Eagles learn to fly

    Through scouting, Eagles learn to fly
    Older Boy Scouts in Chicagoland and around the nation are rebuffing satirist Tom Lehrer's spoof on their "Be Prepared" pledge, which says: "Be prepared to hold your liquor well. Don't write naughty words on walls if you can't spell." They're shaking...
  • Wounded victims describe fatal bank robbery

    Wounded victims describe fatal bank robbery
    A retired school teacher and security guard calmly recounted in federal court today how they were shot and wounded four years ago when three masked men stormed into a Chatham neighborhood bank. One of the alleged suspects, David Vance, is on trial in...
  • Tip leads to South Side drug bust

    Tip leads to South Side drug bust
    South Side tactical cops seized about $123,000 in cocaine and cash after receiving a tip about a drug delivery in the city's Chatham neighborhood, Chicago police said today. The officers from the Gresham police district received a tip Saturday that a...
  • Police shoot knife-wielding man in West Chatham

    A man who had barricaded himself in a home in Chicago's West Chatham neighborhood this morning was shot and wounded by a police officer after he lunged at the officer with knife, police said. At about 5:15 a.m., Chicago officers at a home near 83rd...