| Aug 17, 2014
| 2:53 PM
More than a year after Chicago Public Schools closed nearly 50 schools for under-enrollment, there has been little progress on finding new uses for most of the now-empty buildings.
Just three of the buildings have been opened for bidding to potential...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 5:49 PM
A toddler was taken to a hospital in serious condition after she fell from a second-floor window on the West Side, police and fire officials said.
It happened about 5:20 p.m. in the 1600 block of South Trumbull Avenue, said Chicago Fire Department...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 3:25 PM
Games at 7:30 unless noted
Friday, Aug. 29
Chicago Public-Inter City 2
Hirsch at Gage Park, 4:15
Kelly at Farragut, 4:15
Kennedy at Bronzeville, 4:15
Mooseheart at Hiawatha, 7
Rockford Christian Life at...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 1:54 PM
A Chicago man walked into a far West Side pharmacy last month complaining about a toothache but left with thousands of prescription pills, including Viagra, authorities say.
To carry out the heist, Rudolph Fleming, 57, of the 1900 block of South...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 10:57 AM
Englewood and Humboldt Park each saw two homicides in the past week, according to a RedEye analysis of preliminary Chicago police data.
In Englewood, a 29-year-old man was shot to death Tuesday in the 7200 block of South Morgan Street, police said....
| Aug 4, 2014
I distinctly remember a textbook titled "Time to Wonder" that I used in elementary school. When I was a child, the title meant very little because both time and wonder seemed infinite to me.
For many of us, though, it's not until we get older and become...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 10:18 AM
A rediscovered 44-year-old film about the genesis and transformation of one of Chicago's oldest street gangs is becoming a training tool for interventionists working with the city's street organizations today.
The 1970 non-fiction film, "Lord Thing,"...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 5:20 AM
A man was killed and four others were wounded in separate shootings Saturday and early Sunday in Chicago, officials said.
The fatal shooting happened about 3:20 p.m. in the 1300 block of West Devon Avenue, on the border between the city's Edgewater...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 11:21 PM
A man was shot in the head and died in the Englewood neighborhood early Monday morning and seven others were wounded across the South and West sides.
The homicide happened at 12:43 a.m., police said. Officers responded to a call of shots fired in the...
| Jul 16, 2014
In a small garden in the South Side's Washington Park neighborhood — blocks from a site proposed for the Obama presidential library — 18-year-old A.J. Jones has found solace tending organic leeks, asparagus and dinosaur kale.
"I used to...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 8:16 AM
Five people were shot, one of them fatally, Saturday evening in an attack on the West Side that disrupted a block party.
That shooting and a handful of others left a total of two people dead and 15 others wounded between about 6 p.m. Saturday and 3:30...
| Jul 28, 2014
Unless you're on the streets every day interacting with young toughs the way the Rev. Robin Hood is, you can't possibly know or even truly comprehend what's going on in the lives of guys who shoot at each other and the children who are being groomed to...