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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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  • Release of Black Panther leader renews decades-old debate

    Release of Black Panther leader renews decades-old debate
    Arthur Turco had defended members of the Black Panther Party across the country, but it was in Baltimore that he would be arrested and jailed — on charges that he and members of the militant group had killed a suspected police informant within their...
  • Anti-smoking group flies to Chicago to present Emanuel with award

    Anti-smoking group flies to Chicago to present Emanuel with award
    A little-known anti-tobacco group that gets money from a federally funded parent organization flew members to Chicago to present an award Tuesday to Mayor Rahm Emanuel for his efforts to pass tougher regulations of menthol cigarettes. Emanuel appeared...
  • L.A. trails most cities in office rental market recovery

    L.A. trails most cities in office rental market recovery
    Office vacancy rates continued to decline in most cities during the fourth quarter of 2013, prompting landlords to ask for higher rents in more than half of the country. U.S. office buildings absorbed 14.3 million square feet of empty space in the...
  • LATEST LINE

    --------------------------------------- --------------------------------------- By J. McCarthy --------------------------------------- Atlanta is 1-4 against the spread the last 5 games in this series. The Falcons finished 0-4 in the preseason and...
  • Star criminologist hopes to make difference in return to Baltimore

    Star criminologist hopes to make difference in return to Baltimore
    In the late 1990s, David M. Kennedy came to Baltimore riding high in criminology circles, eager to prove his unorthodox approach — which had reduced gun violence in Boston and Minneapolis — could work in one of America's most dangerous cities....
  • Baltimore VA office worst in nation for processing disability claims

    The Baltimore office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is the slowest in the country in processing disability claims for servicemen and servicewomen — averaging about a year — and makes more mistakes than any other office. The...
  • Los Angeles is among the top 10 U.S. cities for income inequality

    Los Angeles is among the top 10 U.S. cities for income inequality
    Los Angeles is among the top 10 U.S. cities with the widest gulf between the rich and poor, a Washington think tank reported Thursday. The upper 5% of Los Angeles residents earned more than 12 times what the bottom 20% took in,  Alan Barube, who studies...
  • Glendale artist's work featured at Art Share L.A.'s Black Panther exhibit

    Glendale artist's work featured at Art Share L.A.'s Black Panther exhibit
    When the Black Panthers in Los Angeles fought for change in the 1970s they started with the soil, planting an edible oasis in the heart of South Central. Today at 34th Street in Exposition Park, a garden dubbed Community Services Unlimited still draws...
  • Wall Street moving in on American Dream

    Wall Street moving in on American Dream
    The new homeowners on your block could be from out of town — Wall Street. After amassing significant rental portfolios elsewhere, deep-pocketed institutional investors are descending on the Chicago area, buying up thousands of single-family homes...
  • Urban schools are still segregated [Commentary]

    Urban schools are still segregated [Commentary]
    "Why do no white kids go to school here?" A 14-year-old ninth-grader asked me this question earlier this semester about the school she attends and where I teach. Smart and genuinely curious, she asked the question without any of that world-weary irony...
  • Twin brothers sentenced to prison for bilking sports fans

    Twin brothers sentenced to prison for bilking sports fans
    SAN DIEGO -- Twin 63-year-old brothers were sentenced Friday to federal prison for defrauding sports fans by persuading them to pay for tickets, hotel accommodations and airline flights for out-of-town events and then failing to provide "nearly all the...