| Jul 5, 2014
UConn's 11 recruits for 2015
Ian Campbell, tight end, 6-5, 225, Pompton Plains, N.J.
Tyler Davis, quarterback, 6-3, 214, North Bellmore, N.Y.
Connor Freeborn, defensive end, 6-6, 225, Wilmington, Del.
Aaron Garland, cornerback, 5-11, 193, Oak Park,...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 3:50 PM
With the turn of a couple shovels Tuesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Whole Foods co-CEO Walter Robb launched a socioeconomic experiment in one of Chicago’s most downtrodden neighborhoods.
The groundbreaking at 63rd and Halsted streets marks a $22...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 10:00 PM
On a recent Friday afternoon at Willye B. White Park on Howard Street in Rogers Park, dozens of kids hit baseballs, kicked soccer balls and swung on the playset.
The shrieks that accompanied the child’s play were loud—yet it was a quiet...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:39 PM
From the sidewalk in front of her apartment in Cicero, Yolanda Foster can see long freight trains and an endless line of trucks rumbling day and night through the sprawling rail yard across the street.
What she can't see are the clouds of microscopic...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 4:52 PM
Authorities have identified two men killed in overnight shootings in the River West and Englewood neighborhoods.
One of the men, 33, crashed his SUV on Chicago Avenue near the Kennedy Expressway after getting shot in the River West neighborhood.
| Jun 6, 2014
| 2:04 PM
A man has been charged with attempted murder after shooting at two undercover Chicago police officers as they sat in a van in an Englewood alley, authorities said.
The officers were in the 2000 block of 68th Street around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday when two...
| Jun 8, 2014
The Illinois legislature this spring passed a "ban the box" bill, which would stop employers from asking about an applicant's criminal history until the final stages of hiring. Here is one of two views on the bill, which Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 5:41 PM
Pedal power, sweat and volunteerism were all on display during the recent Glencoe Grand Prix, a semi-annual event in which the sleepy streets of the north suburb were transformed into a bike-racing course to raise money for the Glencoe Educational...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 5:08 PM
A teenager was wounded in an Englewood drive-by in one of at least two shootings in the city since early Monday afternoon.
The 19-year-old man was shot at 2:13 p.m. in the 6600 block of South Justine Street, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 1:48 PM
A 17-year-old boy was killed and 11 other people were wounded in shootings across the city Saturday afternoon and night.
The night's lone homicide happened about 12:04 a.m. Sunday in the 3100 block of West Polk Street in the city's East Garfield Park...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 10:21 PM
Foreclosure cases were filed against almost 2,800 Chicago apartment buildings with 7,700 units last year, the smallest number since the housing crisis began and a sign of the residential market's stabilization.
The more than 30 percent decrease in...
| May 28, 2014
| 7:04 PM
When Turhan Ice woke up at his South Side home early this morning, he was jolted when he looked out to find his 1999 GMC Yukon SUV in flames.
The man was getting ready for his job as a plumber and when he called firefighters he was told they were...