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  • Humboldt Park sees 3 homicides in 3 days

    Humboldt Park recorded homicides on three consecutive days in the past week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. On Monday, a 36-year-old woman was shot to death in the 3300 block of West North Avenue, police said. One day earlier, a 21-...
  • Emanuel offers preview of Democratic National Convention speech

    Emanuel offers preview of Democratic National Convention speech
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday offered a preview of the theme of his speech at the Democratic National Convention next month: his insider’s view of the moves President Barack Obama made after taking office. “I'm going to testify to what I...
  • Little 'Miracle' has a boy whose problems you want to solve

     Little 'Miracle' has a boy whose problems you want to solve
    Somewhere in the Christmas box of many families, especially Christian families, lies "The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey," a sumptuously illustrated children's book about a woodcarver who, bereft after the loss of his wife and son, turns into such a...
  • Oprah to get street named after her

    Oprah to get street named after her
    A section of street near Oprah Winfrey's Near West Side studio will be named after her, Mayor Richard Daley announced today. "It makes me very, very proud to have your name appear on one of Chicago's city streets," Daley said outside Harpo Studios,...
  • Q&A with Deborah Colker, director of Cirque du Soleil's 'Ovo'

     
    "Ovo" is the new touring production by Cirque du Soleil. In her native Brazil, Deborah Colker is a widely acclaimed choreographer with a long-established dance company, Companhia de Danca Deborah Colker. But Colker is also the director of Cirque du......
  • Mayor Richard Daley kicks off farewell tour

     
    Posted by John Byrne at 12:59 p.m. Mayor Richard Daley today kicked off a "Neighborhood Appreciation Tour" that he said will take him around Chicago in his final weeks in office to thank those who helped him get things done......
  • Well, I wouldn't say miracle

     
    It is really just a full-circle miracle story that a little colored girl born in Kosciusko, Miss., on a red dirt road ends up with my name on a street in the greatest city in the world...Oprah Winfrey, speaking about......
  • Mayor Emanuel presides over first City Council meeting

     
    Posted by Hal Dardick at John Byrne at 12:01 a.m.; last updated at 1:30 p.m. Mayor Rahm Emanuel presided over his first Chicago City Council meeting today, a two hour session heavy on ceremony and new faces getting to know......
  • Ozzie Guillen buys house in Bucktown

     
    Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen has paid $1.95 million to buy a 6,163-square-foot, newly built contemporary-style house....
  • Man hit by Blue Line train dies

     
    A  67-year-old man has died after reportedly jumping in front of a Blue Line “L”  train this afternoon on the Near West Side. The incident …...
  • Preckwinkle’s new approach to juvenile detention center: Clear it out

     
    For decades, Cook County's Juvenile Temporary Detention Center has been blasted as a depot for children who were locked up in violent, unsanitary, overcrowded conditions …...