| Jan 26, 2013
| 7:10 PM
A man slain on the West Side early this morning had two brothers and a sister who also were fatally gunned down in the city, according to a close family friend.
"He was the last one," said Laverne Smith, 30, who said the man's mother no longer has any...
| Jun 5, 2013
Some believe the solution to neighborhood violence is increased police presence and arrests. For others, it's teaching parents how to raise respectful children. And then there is a small cadre of idealists who believe all it takes is art.
| May 23, 2013
| 5:52 PM
A West Side man was stabbed to death this morning in a domestic dispute in the Lawndale neighborhood, authorities said.
Willie Wimberly, 35, was found fatally stabbed in the 1900 block of South Spaulding Avenue, and declared dead at 9:25 a.m. at Mount...
| May 18, 2013
| 2:51 PM
A 4-year-old boy fell from a second-story window in his family’s North Lawndale neighborhood apartment Saturday and narrowly missed a spiked metal gate in front of the entrance, authorities said.
The boy had apparently been jumping on the couch...
| Jan 13, 2013
| 4:41 AM
A 22-year-old man was killed and another man injured in separate shootings in the West Side's Lawndale neighborhood early this morning, authorities said.
About 12:50 a.m., the 22-year-old man was shot in the lower back while sitting inside a parked...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 6:19 AM
A 34-year-old man who was shot in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side tonight was hospitalized in critical condition, police said.
Someone shot the man in the abdomen about 6:35 p.m. in the 4000 block of West 16th Street, said Chicago Police...
| Dec 31, 2012
What big thing did you learn in 2012 that will affect your work in 2013? That's what I recently asked four Chicagoans I interviewed this year who work with young people. Here's an edited version of what they had to say:
I sat down with Monica Haslip,...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 4:02 PM
Thursday, Jan. 3
Prairie Ridge at Woodstock, 7
Wheaton Academy at Cary Christian (N.C.), 7:30
Friday, Jan. 4
Benet at Notre Dame, 7:30
Bradley at Thornwood, 6:30
Brother Rice at Bishop McNamara, 7
Coal City at Dwight, 7
Downers Grove South at...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 11:49 AM
Half-submerged Buddha head sculptures started popping up in five Chicago neighborhoods in the fall, and in 2013, the next phrase of the public art installation is set to turn even more communities on its head.
Ten Thousand Ripples—a...
| May 12, 2013
| 5:11 AM
Chicago Police Department Officer Edward Leighton was a block away when he learned of a fire in the 1900 block of South Drake Avenue in the Lawndale neighborhood yesterday.
Without pausing to think, he ran into the smoke-filled apartment building and...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 1:01 PM
Police are seeking the driver of a car that plowed into a Northwest Side man in the Lawndale neighborhood this morning, critically injuring him the day before his 51st birthday.
About 11 a.m. the victim was on foot by himself crossing Ogden Avenue at...