| 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
| 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 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...
| May 20, 2014
| 5:15 AM
A 29-year-old man was shot to death in the West Side's Lawndale neighborhood Monday night, police said.
The shooting happened about 10:45 p.m. in the 2400 block of West Fillmore Street, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said....
| May 14, 2014
| 9:29 AM
Two Chicago community areas -- Calumet Heights and Morgan Park -- logged their first homicide of 2014 last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
In Calumet Heights, a 22-year-old man was shot to death Friday in the 9300 block of...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 6:10 AM
A free bike rodeo, a series of bike-related workshops and a potluck luncheon will take place Saturday in an effort to promote what is being billed as Chicago’s next great park, officials said.
The mix of events will take place in Bucktown and is...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 6:26 PM
Two men have been killed and at least six others injured in shootings on the South, West and Southwest sides since early Sunday afternoon.
A stabbing on a CTA bus also injured a man Sunday.
The second of the fatal shootings happened about 4 a.m....
| May 19, 2014
| 7:05 AM
An education coalition will hold a news conference this morning to press its case that a Chicago Board of Education vote last month to "turn around" three schools was invalid because of conflicts of interest board members have with the politically...
| May 19, 2014
| 5:09 PM
Two years after marijuana possession became a ticketable offense, arresting people with a few grams of the drug remains a bad habit for law enforcement, drug policy researchers said Monday at a Roosevelt University symposium.
Cook County has the highest...
| Jun 20, 2014
Driven by a desire for social justice and racial reconciliation, John Hall Fish spent much of his career connecting college students and recent graduates with urban nonprofit organizations.
In 1969, Mr. Fish co-founded the Associated Colleges of the...
| May 20, 2014
| 3:54 PM
Chicago will be among the cities added to a national arts initiative aimed at improving academically failing schools, a program funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education and supported by stars like actress Kerry Washington.