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  • Survey: Ventra ticket fee impacting social service agencies

     Survey: Ventra ticket fee impacting social service agencies
    It's been more than a year since the CTA began its transition to Ventra, and some social service agencies say they've hit bumps in the road in the move to the new fare payment system.
  • Activists: South Side hospital patients caught in 'trauma deserts'

    Activists: South Side hospital patients caught in 'trauma deserts'
    For the nearly 2,200 people shot last year in Chicago, getting to a trauma center within minutes was often their best hope of not becoming one of the city's 415 homicide victims. But how fast they received trauma care depended on where in Chicago they...

    Harvard diploma of first African-American grad to be auctioned

    The undergraduate diploma of the nation’s first African-American to graduate from Harvard is set to be auctioned in Chicago tomorrow, years after it was unearthed in an Englewood home. Richard T. Greener’s bachelor of arts diploma --...

    Community groups pin hopes on Obama library

    Community groups pin hopes on Obama library
    In a small garden in the South Side's Washington Park neighborhood — blocks from a site proposed for the Obama presidential library — 18-year-old A.J. Jones has found solace tending organic leeks, asparagus and dinosaur kale. "I used to...

    Charges detail mob crew's brazenness

     Charges detail mob crew's brazenness
    The Outfit-connected crew had planned the raid on the cartel stash house carefully, using a street gang member who tipped them to a 40-kilogram shipment of cocaine from Mexico that would be warehoused on Chicago's Southeast Side before being cut up for...