| Jun 8, 2014
The Illinois legislature this spring passed a "ban the box" bill, which would stop employers from asking about an applicant's criminal history until the final stages of hiring. Here is one of two views on the bill, which Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 7:53 AM
The working group tasked with discussing a raise in Chicago's minimum wage has set dates and times for its next four public hearings.
The first meeting was held Monday night at Kennedy-King College in Englewood, and provided a forum for dozens of...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 9:23 AM
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...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 4:12 PM
A concert starring controversial rapper Chief Keef scheduled to take place this weekend in Cicero has been canceled amid security concerns, police said.
The concert was still being advertised on the website for the Olympic Theater Wednesday but ticket...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 10:00 PM
The Chicago Police Department has canceled days off on weekends for dozens of cops on tactical, saturation and gun teams in certain high-crime neighborhoods as violence has picked up in recent weeks with the arrival of warmer weather.
The extra officers...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 8:07 AM
Chief Keef is living the dream.
Over the past few years he has risen from obscurity to prominence as an aspiring rapper. He's a household name with a multi-million dollar deal with Interscope Records. His videos rack up views in the millions, major...
| 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...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 11:41 AM
Though teenage rapper Chief Keef apparently had been a regular presence at a Northfield home where a shooting took place last month, he also recently faced eviction from a mansion he rents in Highland Park.
Chief Keef, whose real name is Keith Cozart,...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 5:48 AM
Shootings on the city's South, West and Southwest sides have left four people dead and seven others injured since midday Monday.
The toll includes two women fatally shot in the Ashburn neighbhood Monday morning, as well as the man believed to have...
| May 19, 2014
| 2:10 PM
A $10,000 reward is being offered for information about the theft of more than a dozen semiautomatic assault rifles from a freight container at a rail yard in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood earlier this month.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,...
| May 22, 2014
| 7:47 PM
Guns, gangs, and violence are unmistakable themes in Michael Block's latest video game, but those expecting "Grand Theft Auto: Chicago" will be greatly disappointed.
In "We Are Chicago," the DePaul grad's indie project about life in Englewood, to be...