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  • Chicago dancer Lil Kemo ready for bigger breakthrough

    Chicago dancer Lil Kemo ready for bigger breakthrough
    Travon Biggs, a.k.a. the Bop King of the World, a.k.a. the Fastest Legs on the West Side, a.k.a. the originator of the Kemo Step, a.k.a. Lil' Kemo, walked up his unplowed street in North Lawndale the other day, sneakers sliding sideways in the slush....
  • Chicago overnight report

    Chicago overnight report
    A wrap-up of overnight news from the Tribune's breaking news desk: At least eight people were shot this morning and Saturday afternoon on the South and West Sides. Police are also investigating the death of a man whose body was found by a man brushing...
  • Perspective: Saving Chicago

    Perspective: Saving Chicago
    More than 30 years ago, I wrote a series for the Tribune, called "City on the Brink," on Chicago's descent into Rust Belt torpor. It chronicled a litany of loss — of industries, stores, people, jobs and taxes — that seemingly doomed Chicago to...
  • Chicago logs its first double homicide of year

    South Chicago on Sunday saw Chicago's first double homicide of the year, according to a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data. Two men, ages 18 and 35, were shot to death in the 9100 block of South Commercial Avenue, officials said. Chicago...
  • Lawndale shooting leaves boy, 17, hospitalized

    Lawndale shooting leaves boy, 17, hospitalized
    A 17-year-old boy was shot in the arm this afternoon in the Lawndale neighborhood, police said. It happened in the 500 block of South Washtenaw Avenue about 3:10 p.m. said Chicago Police spokesman Officer Veejay Zala. The victim, a 17-year-old shot in...
  • CPS, many other schools to stay closed Tuesday

    CPS, many other schools to stay closed Tuesday
    Hundreds of schools, including the Chicago Public Schools, have decided to remain closed on Tuesday because of the dangerous cold. "Tuesday’s expected continuation of subzero temperatures and high winds will make it dangerous for children and...
  • CPS schools will resume classes on Wednesday

    CPS schools will resume classes on Wednesday
    Chicago Public Schools will resume classes on Wednesday after dangerous cold forced the district to close for two straight days this week. "Temperatures are expected to warm Wednesday close to January averages, making it safe for students and staff to...
  • Firefighters extinguish 2-building West Side blaze

    Firefighters extinguish 2-building West Side blaze
    Firefighters have extinguished a fire this morning that spread from one building to an adjacent one in the West Side's Lawndale neighborhood. The fire started about 5:45 a.m. in an unoccupied 2½-story brick home in the 4000 block of West 21st Place....
  • Guide students to success

    The Tribune editorial board reported that out of every 100 starting high school freshmen, only eight will earn college degrees by their mid-20s ("A scorching jobs desert," Oct. 20). The editorial has called on its readers to offer new ideas and “a...
  • Cops: Woman assaulted, beaten in South Lawndale

    Cops: Woman assaulted, beaten in South Lawndale
    Chicago police are seeking the public's help after a woman was sexually assaulted in the South Lawndale neighborhood Saturday, officials said. The attack happened at 11:45 p.m. on the 3300 block of South Central Park Avenue, police said today. The 28-...
  • No Chicago homicides for 5 days

    Chicago went five days without a homicide last week for the first time since April, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. No homicides were logged between Oct. 21 and Saturday afternoon, RedEye determined. Chicago recorded no homicides...
  • Woman hit by car, seriously injured after driver suffers attack

    Woman hit by car, seriously injured after driver suffers attack
    A woman was hit by a car and seriously injured in the Lawndale neighborhood this morning after the vehicle's driver lost control because of a medical attack, authorities said. The woman, 52, was hit by a car in the 3000 block of West Harrison Street a...