| Apr 10, 2014
| 6:55 AM
A Chicago rapper who recently signed to a major record label and was a cousin of Chief Keef was shot to death in Englewood overnight.
Mario Hess -- who went by Big Glo at the time of his death and Blood Money before being signed -- was the oldest...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 7:36 PM
A Chicago rapper who was related to Chief Keef was gunned down near where he grew up in Englewood as possibly two gunmen fired more than two dozen shots, striking the victim as many as 10 times and wounding a relative.
Mario Hess, once known as Blood...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 3:39 PM
Fed up with package liquor stores marked by street fights and curbside drug dealing, West Side residents more than a decade ago won a moratorium banning new liquor licenses on a bleak stretch of West Madison Street.
But in April, a new neon sign for...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 9:26 PM
An Englewood women's shelter that went without heat for three days in October is on firmer financial footing after donors stepped forward to pay long-overdue bills.
In October, an anonymous donor paid the shelter's $21,026.74 gas bill, said Clara Kirk,...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 6:44 PM
In a classroom on Chicago's South Side, four students made final preparations this week to compete in a debate halfway around the world in a language they have studied for only a handful of years.
The students from Lindblom Math and Science Academy in...
| Oct 13, 2013
Miles Harvey has written a book that will ever be on my Best Books I've Ever Read list, 2000's “The Island of Lost Maps.” Also on that list is Alex Kotlowitz's “There Are No Children Here,” published in 1991.
| Mar 19, 2014
| 8:59 PM
Despite Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin's effort to cast himself as a "mere mortal" facing a "multimillionaire" challenger in Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis, the lopsided nature of the race for U.S. Senate was evident Wednesday.
Durbin, who faced no...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 2:08 PM
Whole Foods Market Inc. on Monday confirmed plans to buy 7 Dominick's locations in the city and surrounding suburbs.
The stores, slated to open next year, will expand the natural grocery chain’s reach in Chicago by a third. Terms of the deal...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 8:34 AM
Three people were wounded in shootings early Sunday and Saturday on the south and west sides.
Most recently, a man took himself to Norwegian-American Hospital about 3 a.m. for treatment of a gunshot wound to the toe which happened when he accidentally...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 4:32 AM
The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
| Feb 19, 2014
| 2:23 PM
Four Chicago community areas logged their second homicides of 2014 in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
Each of the community areas--Austin, Englewood, South Shore and Woodlawn--saw their first homicide of the year in...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 10:27 AM
Several residents will be looking for a new place to live after a fire raced through two buildings in the Englewood neighborhood late this morning.
No one was hurt during the blaze, which started about 11:10 a.m. on a back porch of a 2-1/2 story frame...