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Oakland (Chicago, Illinois)

Oakland (Chicago, Illinois)
A $1.5 billion racially integrated neighborhood called Oakwood Shores would be built on the former site of the Chicago Housing Authority's Ida B. Wells, Madden Park Homes and Clarence Darrow Homes public housing projects. Read more.
A $1.5 billion racially integrated neighborhood called Oakwood Shores would be built on the former site of the Chicago Housing Authority's Ida B. Wells, Madden Park Homes and Clarence Darrow Homes public housing projects. Read more. « Show less

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  • Chicago fits in at No. 31 on fitness rankings

    Chicago fits in at No. 31 on fitness rankings
    Although it's known for its beautiful horse farms and as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington, Ky., has gained a new distinction — as the most sedentary city in the United States. Along with Indianapolis and Jackson, Miss., it ranked among...
  • Oakland: A neighborhood in waiting

    Oakland: A neighborhood in waiting
    The first thing you notice about Oakland is the quiet. This is good news and bad news. The good news: Except for the hum of nearby Lake Shore Drive, this South Side residential neighborhood has no tangled street corners with blaring car horns and no more...
  • Ghost in the machine: Plexiglass Pontiac sedan was cutting edge in 1939, and still pretty cool today

    Ghost in the machine: Plexiglass Pontiac sedan was cutting edge in 1939, and still pretty cool today
    Mention concept cars to most people and they think of Buck Rogers' dream machines, like the 1951 Buick Le Sabre, with its rocket nose, fins and huge globs of chrome. Perhaps the most interesting of these cars are two Pontiacs bodied in clear Plexiglass...
  • Book review: 'The Warmth of Other Suns' by Isabel Wilkerson

    Book review: 'The Warmth of Other Suns' by Isabel Wilkerson
    The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration Isabel Wilkerson Random House: 622 pp, $30 It was an all-too-familiar dispatch from a particular time and place. The Clarks, a young black family of four, were trying to improve...
  • In Mexicali, a haven for broken lives

    Mario Ramos stirs a pot of beans with a bent spatula as the men crowd into the kitchen, the ragged line stretching out the splintered doorway. Years ago, Ramos, 45, grilled up pricey seafood in a tiki-themed restaurant on Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna...
  • Comcast launching Netflix-like streaming service

     
    Comcast launching Netflix-like subscription streaming service for its customers....
  • WHERE ARE LAST YEAR'S IRONPIGS? ...

     
    This chart ran in our print editions but didn't appear on-line. WHERE ARE LAST YEAR’S IRONPIGS? Josh Barfield: Not signed Brian Bass: Korea Eddie Bonine: Not signed Tagg Bozied: Retired Nate Bump: PHILLIES Dave Bush: PHILLIES Ryan Edell: Retired*...
  • Esperanza Spalding, Ambrose Akinmusire lead Monterey Jazz lineup

     
    Pat Metheny, Bill Frisell and a wide variety of veteran and up-and-coming jazz talent lead the 55th annual Monterey Jazz Festival happening this fall....
  • Football: Ex-Narbonne standout Nnamdi Asomugha gives back

     
    Former Harbor City Narbonne defensive back Nnamdi Asomugha is preparing to take a group of high-achieving students from underserved communities in Los Angeles, Oakland and Philadelphia on an all-expenses paid trip to Chicago to introduce them to local...
  • Fiona Apple announces U.S. summer tour

     
    Fiona Apple's return to the spotlight just got kicked into overdrive as the notoriously reclusive singer and songwriter announced plans for a summer tour....
  • Usher announces his 'OMG Tour,' teams with AEG Live for 25 dates

     
    Usher certainly knows how to make up to his fans. After a previously rumored joint tour with fellow R&B heartthrob Chris Brown was nixed, the singer has announced he is kicking off his own outing. With the success of the......