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  • Convicted murderer charged with sexually assaulting elderly woman

    Convicted murderer charged with sexually assaulting elderly woman
    A Chicago man and convicted murderer was ordered held without bail Sunday after being charged in the February sexual assault of a woman in her mid-90s. Robert Mitchell, 60, was arrested Saturday at a residence in the Pullman neighborhood and charged...
  • Man hurt in Far South Side shooting

    Man hurt in Far South Side shooting
    A 24-year-old man was shot in the foot in the West Pullman neighborhood Sunday night, police said. The man told police he was walking on the sidewalk in the 12200 block of South Emerald Avenue on the Far South Side when he heard gunfire about 10:15 p.m....
  • Push to get Obama library officially begins

    Push to get Obama library officially begins
    The push to build President Barack Obama’s presidential library officially got underway on Friday with the establishment of a foundation, managed by three of his longtime supporters, to oversee the process. Chicago businessman Marty Nesbitt, a...
  • Echoes of race and history from the days of Pullman rail

    Echoes of race and history from the days of Pullman rail
    On the night of June 22, 1937 — when Joe "The Brown Bomber" Louis was fighting James "Cinderella Man" Braddock to become world heavyweight champion — everyone and his brother was trying to get into Chicago. But the immaculately turned out...
  • When candy was dandy

    When candy was dandy
    With Chicago-area unemployment stubbornly higher than the national average, the fabled City That Works isn't exactly living up to its name these days. The Pullman rail car factories are long idle, the famed Chicago stockyards have vanished, and even...
  • Long wait in bitter cold, but kids get their presents

    Long wait in bitter cold, but kids get their presents
    People waited in line for as long as seven hours in wind chill readings as low as 19 degrees below zero to pick up donated toys for their children and grandchildren the morning of Christmas Eve. Academy Award-winning actress and singer Jennifer Hudson,...
  • Support builds to restore name of Jesse Owens to school

    Support builds to restore name of Jesse Owens to school
    A Far South Side community took the first formal steps Wednesday toward restoring the name of Olympic legend Jesse Owens to an area school. Owens, the African-American track star whose gold medal-winning performance at the 1936 Berlin Olympics was...
  • Will health care boom harm small clinics?

    Will health care boom harm small clinics?
    As political debate continues to rage over President Barack Obama's signature health care overhaul, the law already is reshaping health care in the most troubled communities in Chicago and its suburbs. Since 2010, Illinois health clinics have received...
  • Video: A song from Goodman's 'Pullman Porter Blues'

    Video: A song from Goodman's 'Pullman Porter Blues'
    This week's Theater Loop Showcase video is a song from Cheryl L. West's "Pullman Porter Blues," currently onstage at the Goodman Theatre. Set in 1937 on the Panama Limited Pullman Train from Chicago's Union Station to New Orleans, the show depicts three...
  • Firefighters extinguish West Pullman blaze, no injuries

    Firefighters extinguish West Pullman blaze, no injuries
    No one was injured but six people were displaced after a fire erupted at a building in the West Pullman neighborhood. The blaze started about 1:45 p.m. on the second level of a 2-story building in the 12000 block of South Eggleston Avenue on the city'...
  • Lawmakers to introduce Pullman National Park legislation

    Lawmakers to introduce Pullman National Park legislation
    WASHINGTON — Three Illinois lawmakers said Friday they plan to introduce legislation designating the Pullman Historic District as a national historical park, which would make it part of the National Park Service. The Far South Side district, which...