| Oct 18, 2013
| 6:36 AM
As political debate continues to rage over President Barack Obama's signature health care overhaul, the law already is reshaping health care in the most troubled communities in Chicago and its suburbs.
Since 2010, Illinois health clinics have received...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 8:52 AM
Travon Biggs, a.k.a. the Bop King of the World, a.k.a. the Fastest Legs on the West Side, a.k.a. the originator of the Kemo Step, a.k.a. Lil' Kemo, walked up his unplowed street in North Lawndale the other day, sneakers sliding sideways in the slush....
| Mar 3, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Dear Guide in Tashkent,
I regret I never learned your name, but your language, heard from the back of a tour bus, remains a thing of curious beauty and a joy recurrently remembered. You could call it English, though more strictly speaking it was...
| Nov 8, 2013
More than 30 years ago, I wrote a series for the Tribune, called "City on the Brink," on Chicago's descent into Rust Belt torpor. It chronicled a litany of loss — of industries, stores, people, jobs and taxes — that seemingly doomed Chicago to...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 2:37 PM
South Chicago on Sunday saw Chicago's first double homicide of the year, according to a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data.
Two men, ages 18 and 35, were shot to death in the 9100 block of South Commercial Avenue, officials said.
| Jan 24, 2014
| 3:10 PM
A 17-year-old boy was shot in the arm this afternoon in the Lawndale neighborhood, police said.
It happened in the 500 block of South Washtenaw Avenue about 3:10 p.m. said Chicago Police spokesman Officer Veejay Zala.
The victim, a 17-year-old shot in...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 3:29 PM
Hundreds of schools, including the Chicago Public Schools, have decided to remain closed on Tuesday because of the dangerous cold. "Tuesday’s expected continuation of subzero temperatures and high winds will make it dangerous for children and...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 10:51 AM
Chicago Public Schools will resume classes on Wednesday after dangerous cold forced the district to close for two straight days this week.
"Temperatures are expected to warm Wednesday close to January averages, making it safe for students and staff to...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 8:15 AM
A wrap-up of overnight news from the Tribune's breaking news desk:
At least eight people were shot this morning and Saturday afternoon on the South and West Sides.
Police are also investigating the death of a man whose body was found by a man brushing...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 4:55 AM
Firefighters have extinguished a fire this morning that spread from one building to an adjacent one in the West Side's Lawndale neighborhood.
The fire started about 5:45 a.m. in an unoccupied 2½-story brick home in the 4000 block of West 21st Place....
| Oct 21, 2013
The Tribune editorial board reported that out of every 100 starting high school freshmen, only eight will earn college degrees by their mid-20s ("A scorching jobs desert," Oct. 20). The editorial has called on its readers to offer new ideas and “a...