| May 20, 2014
| 3:54 PM
Chicago will be among the cities added to a national arts initiative aimed at improving academically failing schools, a program funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education and supported by stars like actress Kerry Washington.
| May 28, 2014
"Have you heard of Irish amnesia?" a jolly Irish-American friend once joked. "It's when you forget everything but the grudges."
Indeed, I responded, a lot of us black folks can identify with that: We forget everything but our "40 acres and a mule."...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 6:37 AM
A man was killed and a 4-year-old boy wounded in Englewood when a gunman opened fire at their car as they sat in the backseat, police said.
The victims were driven to Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Centers. From there, the boy was taken to...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 4:09 PM
Federal and local law enforcement raided stash houses and made arrests early Thursday as authorities cracked down on a gang-controlled heroin and crack cocaine operation just off the Eisenhower Expressway, dubbed the “Heroin Highway” by law...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 10:21 PM
Foreclosure cases were filed against almost 2,800 Chicago apartment buildings with 7,700 units last year, the smallest number since the housing crisis began and a sign of the residential market's stabilization.
The more than 30 percent decrease in...
| May 7, 2014
| 10:14 AM
Chatham logged four homicides in the last week, a RedEye review of preliminary police data found.
An 18-year-old man was shot to death Tuesday in the 7900 block of South Vincennes Avenue, police said. Two days earlier, a 29-year-old man was shot to...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 12:14 PM
Showtime’s “Shameless” will make its biannual visit to Chicago next week.
The dramedy starring William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum will film exterior scenes in Chicago Feb. 11-16, according to a spokeswoman for Showtime. The North Lawndale...
| 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....
| 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...
| 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...