| Jun 5, 2014
| 6:21 PM
Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy was “cracking jokes” not long after undergoing a medical procedure to unblock his arteries Thursday at a downtown hospital, his second-in command said, but the department disclosed scant details...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 5:00 AM
A 21-year-old man was fatally shot in the West Side's Lawndale neighborhood Tuesday afternoon, and overnight shootings on the South and West sides left five others injured, authorities said.
Police called to the area about 1:30 p.m. after a report of an...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 1:20 PM
Fourth in an occasional series
The Kenwood Academy Jazz Band gathers on the stage of Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center, a gilded, 110-year-old edifice many of these young musicians never have set foot in before.
Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Sonny...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 12:32 PM
A “distinctive” neck tattoo led police to the man charged with killing a Gold Coast business owner, prosecutors said today as a judge ordered the alleged killer held without bail.
Tyneil Washington, 29, has the name “Pam”...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 8:45 AM
Since February, the young musicians at Kenwood Academy High School have been staring down obstacles that would unnerve many of their peers.
For starters, the Kenwood Academy Jazz Band — as its name suggests — has been burrowing into music of...
| May 28, 2014
| 12:48 PM
Second in an occasional series
Until a week and a half ago, gun violence on the streets of Chicago had not directly touched the jazz band at Kenwood Academy High School, at 5015 S. Blackstone Ave.
But on the afternoon of May 18, Kenwood guitarist...
| May 23, 2014
First in an occasional series
CELEBRATED PIANIST JASON MORAN, who won a MacArthur Fellowship in 2010 and directs jazz at the Kennedy Center in Washington, walks into the band room at Kenwood Academy High School and faces a rather tough crowd.
| May 20, 2014
| 12:14 PM
Upset that there is no trauma center that serves adults on the South Side, demonstrators are pressing again this week for the University of Chicago to reopen the unit it closed in 1988. The protesters, some of them clergy members, say it's incongruous for...
| May 6, 2014
| 9:32 AM
Police are asking for the public's help locating a 15-year-old girl who went missing about a week ago from the city's South Shore neighborhood.
Diamond Jackson was last seen April 30 in the area of the 7500 block of South Coles Avenue and the 7900 block...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 5:36 AM
Tired of the frigid weather and constant criticism of Chicago Public Schools, Kenwood Academy High School students recently decided to show the world how truly “happy” they are.
And, as it turns out, their happiness is contagious.
A video of...
| Mar 19, 2014
The following items were taken from police reports:
A catalytic converter was cut out of a car parked in the 1600 block of E. Roosevelt Road sometime between 5 p.m. on March 14 and 11:21 a.m. on March 16.
A catalytic converter was cut out of...