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  • Gangs' middle-class turf

    Gangs' middle-class turf
    No one expected gangs to find their way to Pill Hill. That was one thing that attracted Bernice Mack to the neighborhood more than 40 years ago. More than the quiet streets, though, it was the charming red brick trilevel on South Chappel Avenue that...
  • Life on Chicago homefront during WWII

    Life on Chicago homefront during WWII
    Shortly after news of Pearl Harbor reached Chicago, Army Pvt. John Landers walked into the Warren Avenue police station and told the cops he'd gone AWOL from a base in Texas 13 days earlier. The 20-year-old had intended to the see the sights of the big...
  • Embattled UNO chief Juan Rangel steps down

    Embattled UNO chief Juan Rangel steps down
    When United Neighborhood Organization CEO Juan Rangel held a school opening ceremony or Latino leadership forum, he could count on some of Illinois’ most powerful politicians to show and often provide substantial financial backing. That kind of...
  • Activists at MLK event tie equality to wages

    Activists at MLK event tie equality to wages
    A South Side gathering Sunday extolled the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on the day before the holiday that bears his name by sounding the call for economic equality. A two-hour event at St. Michael the Archangel in the South Chicago neighborhood drew 2,...
  • Prosecutors: Would-be robber shot victim in 2009 slaying

    Prosecutors: Would-be robber shot victim in 2009 slaying
    A man who was 16 at the time tried to rob and then shot to death a man in the South Chicago neighborhood in 2009, then tried to get someone else to dispose of an incriminating bullet for him, prosecutors said today. Dennis Laird, 20, who is currently...
  • Man wounded in South Chicago shooting

    Man wounded in South Chicago shooting
    An 18-year-old man was shot in the chest in the South Shore neighborhood Monday night. Someone shot him in the 8400 block of South Muskegon Avenue about 6:30 p.m., Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada said. He suffered...
  • Firefighter injured, 14 displaced after fire on South Side

    Firefighter injured, 14 displaced after fire on South Side
    A firefighter was injured and at least five adults and nine children were displaced in an early morning fire broke out today on the city's South Side. The fire started about 2 a.m. at a 3-story building on the 9000 block of South Houston Avenue in the...
  • Austin sees 2 homicides in 2 weeks

    Two men were shot to death in Austin in the last two weeks, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. On Saturday, a 26-year-old man was fatally shot in the 300 block of North Central Avenue, police said. Six days earlier, a 26-year-old man...
  • Driver questioned after man dies in South Side crash

    Driver questioned after man dies in South Side crash
    A 17-year-old boy was being questioned by police after a passenger in a vehicle he was driving died early today following a South Chicago neighborhood crash, authorities said. Darius Dudley, 18, was pronounced dead at 6:24 a.m. at John H. Stroger Jr....
  • Officials: Cause of fatal South Chicago fire was electrical

    Officials: Cause of fatal South Chicago fire was electrical
    A man died when fire broke out in his apartment in the South Chicago neighborhood early this morning in a blaze started by electrical issues. Firefighters were called to the 2 1/2-story building in the 8300 block of South Baker Avenue around 6 a.m.,...
  • Autopsy: Man found in South Chicago fire was shot to death

    Autopsy: Man found in South Chicago fire was shot to death
    A man who was found dead in an apartment in the South Chicago neighborhood early Friday was shot to death and police are conducting a homicide investigation, officials said Saturday. The victim, who was 31 years old, was found as firefighters fought a...