| Feb 18, 2011
| 9:57 PM
Chicago's central core grew increasingly vibrant during the past decade, as young professionals filled new condominiums in the Loop and surrounding neighborhoods, taking advantage of trendy restaurants and nightspots.
But vast swaths of the city didn't...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 11:07 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today he's not focusing on the size of Ald. Edward Burke's bodyguard detail, which he suggested during the mayoral campaign would need to be cut in the spirit of shared sacrifice.
Emanuel said he's concentrating on getting large...
| 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.
| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 3:04 PM
Chicago on Wednesday reached 100 homicides for the year--the fastest the city has hit this mark in at least seven years, RedEye and police data show.
Seventeen homicides have been recorded in the last week--including four each on Saturday and Sunday, a...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 7:29 AM
In support of First Lady Michelle Obama's call to Americans to support Veterans, Prosperity House Recovery Support Agency (PHRSA), a nonprofit entity, is hosting their 3rd Annual Leaf Award Fundraiser titled "Covering A Community". The keynote speaker...
| 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...
| 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,...
| Apr 29, 2012
| 5:12 PM
A 21-year-old man was fatally shot Saturday night in the Woodlawn community.
Police discovered the man lying on the street with a gun shot wound to the chest around 9:30 p.m.
He was rushed to Stroger Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
It was one of...