| Jul 23, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Posted by John Byrne at 4:20 p.m. Wal-Mart cleared another hurdle Friday in its bid to open stores throughout Chicago, winning approval from the City Council Finance Committee to build a location in the South Side's Chatham neighborhood. If the......
| May 27, 2010
Memorial services are set for a Chicago Police Officer who was murdered last week in a robbery attempt in the Chatham neighborhood.
Visitation for Thomas Wortham IV is scheduled from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday at AR Leak & Sons Funeral Home.
| Jan 7, 2010
| 10:42 AM
As a young journalist covering black life at large, author Ytasha L. Womack was caught unaware when she found herself straddling black culture's rarely acknowledged generation gaps and cultural divides. Traditional images show blacks unified culturally,...
| Nov 5, 2010
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...
| Jan 30, 2011
| 8:17 AM
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...
| Feb 5, 2011
| 5:53 PM
Chicago saw a spate of shootings and a fatal stabbing overnight, a more typical night of violence in the city after a 60-hour lull that ended early Friday.
The 2½ day streak without a shooting in the city ended about 1:40 a.m. Friday when a 47-year-...
| Jun 26, 2011
| 11:44 AM
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.
| Jun 29, 2011
| 7:37 AM
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...
| Jul 5, 2011
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."
| Jul 14, 2011
| 11:11 AM
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...
| Mar 6, 2011
| 10:17 AM
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...