| Feb 26, 2012
| 4:08 PM
At the end of a tumultuous week, Chicago Public Schools chiefJean-Claude Brizard took to the pulpit at a storied South Side church on Sunday to defend the controversial decision to close or turnaround struggling schools.
“I argue and I beg that...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 10:09 AM
Funeral services took place Thursday for the Cook County Correctional Officer who was killed in a hit-and-run.
Nikkii Bostic-Jones was remembered at United Baptist Church at 4242 West Roosevelt Avenue in Chicago's Woodlawn neighborhood.
| Aug 9, 2012
| 4:41 AM
A gunman fatally shot a man before opening fire on Chicago police officers Wednesday night in the Woodlawn community on the South Side, authorities said.
The gunman was wounded during the exchange and arrested, police said. No officers were injured in...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 2:02 PM
West Englewood saw two homicides in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
On Monday, a 21-year-old man was shot to death in the 5700 block of South Elizabeth Street, police said. Four days earlier, a 27-year-old man was...
| Apr 15, 2012
| 5:37 AM
Protesting the closing of a South Side mental health clinic, patients, advocates and staff held a rally that continued through Saturday night.
Demonstrators took shelter in about 10 tents that remained outside the Woodlawn Mental Health Clinic despite...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 2:39 PM
Protestors who were evicted from their makeshift tent-city near a South Side mental health clinic say they were evicted overnight by Chicago Police—but shouldn’t have been.
Early this morning, police officers took down the tents, telling...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 2:59 PM
Two men were stabbed to death in separate incidents in Chicago in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
A 25-year-old man was stabbed to death Monday in the 600 block of West Stratford Place in Lakeview, police said. Four...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Chicago police dismantled tents and arrested 10 people camped out on a vacant lot outside the Woodlawn Mental Health Clinic to protest the shuttering of city clinics.
Those arrested late Monday night said they were members of the Mental Health Movement,...
| Dec 8, 2012
| 2:35 PM
Bail was set at $400,000 today for a self-admitted gang member charged with attempted first-degree murder for a September shooting on Chicago's South Side that left two men injured.
Araell Ross, 17, of the 8000 block of South Muskegon Avenue in the...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 4:42 AM
Four people were wounded Monday afternoon and evening in separate shootings on the South Side.
About 6:50 p.m., a 23-year-old man was shot in the foot in what appeared to be a drive-by shooting, police said. After the shooting, which happened in the 400...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 9:16 PM
Shots rang out, causing panic and chaos as hundreds of mourners were leaving a Catholic church on the South Side following funeral services Monday for a slain reputed gang member.
As people scattered for exits, a woman knocked Deborah Echols-Moore, 59,...