| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:39 PM
From the sidewalk in front of her apartment in Cicero, Yolanda Foster can see long freight trains and an endless line of trucks rumbling day and night through the sprawling rail yard across the street.
What she can't see are the clouds of microscopic...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 3:11 PM
Mariano’s plans to open a 70,000-square foot grocery store at the former site of a major U.S. Steel mill in South Chicago.
Bob Mariano, the chairman and CEO of Mariano’s parent company, Roundy’s Inc., made the announcement on Wednesday...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 4:52 PM
Authorities have identified two men killed in overnight shootings in the River West and Englewood neighborhoods.
One of the men, 33, crashed his SUV on Chicago Avenue near the Kennedy Expressway after getting shot in the River West neighborhood.
| Jul 1, 2014
| 8:39 PM
On a muddy plot of land off 63rd Street and across from Kennedy-King College, Mayor Emanuel and local leaders broke ground Tuesday on a new Whole Foods slated to open in spring 2016.
The 18,000-square-foot market, which is expected to generate about 100...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 1:24 PM
For 10 minutes, it seemed like the shooting was everywhere in the South Chicago neighborhood.
It started when someone shot and wounded a couple, then two people fired at the shooter, then there was a chase and shots exchanged and a man sitting on a...
| Jun 23, 2014
To some degree — and we can argue just how much — the stigma surrounding mental illness has been diminishing in the larger culture. But Dr. Lamorris Perry will tell you that such progress has been slower among people of color, especially those...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 10:00 PM
On a recent Friday afternoon at Willye B. White Park on Howard Street in Rogers Park, dozens of kids hit baseballs, kicked soccer balls and swung on the playset.
The shrieks that accompanied the child’s play were loud—yet it was a quiet...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 7:18 PM
Chicago police shot and killed a 16-year-old boy who hid under a car with a gun in the Gresham neighborhood, one of five people shot by officers in the city over 36 hours, according to authorities.
The day before, police shot and killed a 14-year-old...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 5:41 PM
Pedal power, sweat and volunteerism were all on display during the recent Glencoe Grand Prix, a semi-annual event in which the sleepy streets of the north suburb were transformed into a bike-racing course to raise money for the Glencoe Educational...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 6:39 AM
A young woman was killed and at least eight other people injured in shootings on the South and West sides overnight, police said.
Jaynisha Scheffer, 19, was walking down the sidewalk with a group of people in the 2200 block of West 68th Street in West...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 9:27 AM
Humboldt Park has logged two homicides in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
On Wednesday, a man was fatally shot in the 3300 block of West Division Street, police said. Four days earlier, a 42-year-old man was shot to...