| Aug 5, 2011
| 11:16 PM
Raising a little girl carries its own set of challenges.
“Don’t want to push her to grow up to fast,” Jermaine Pierre said about his two year old daughter, “That’s what we’re kind of afraid of.”
| Feb 19, 2012
The shuttering of the Union Stock Yard and Transit Co. on July 30, 1971, didn't mark the end of Chicago's role as "hog butcher for the world." That came a year earlier, when "hog alley" closed, a victim of the stockyards' long descent from years of...
| Jan 22, 2012
| 9:04 AM
Six people were shot on the South Side on Saturday night and Sunday morning, according to police.
One man, who appeared to be in his 20s, was killed on the 600 block of East 90th Place in the Burnside neighborhood, police said. He was found in the street...
| Jan 22, 2012
Fifty-five years ago, a grisly scene was destined not only to be engraved on Chicagoans' memories but to alter our city's image.
The Tribune's headline screamed "FIND 2 LOST GIRLS SLAIN!" Actually, that was never proved. The saga of the Grimes sisters,...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 3:38 PM
McKinley Park saw a double homicide Saturday, police said.
Two men, ages 17 and 20, were killed in an auto crash when one vehicle rammed another vehicle near the intersection of Western and Archer Avenues, police said. The Cook County Medical Examiner&...
| Dec 20, 2008
SACRAMENTO - Seventy percent of voter's approved Jessica's Law two years ago because they wanted to keep kids safe from known sex offenders.
But a new report says the law that prohibits sex offenders from living near schools and parks may have just...
| Jul 12, 2009
Board Detroit's Ovation yacht for a cruise featuring food, dancing and entertainment. The Latin band Grupo Escobar will provide the dance beats, so throw back a mojito and get down. Admission includes tasty Cuban food, plus a...
| Jun 26, 2009
For Chinese and Chinese-Americans, the word "jia" is not lost in translation. Loosely interpreted, it means family or home, even homeland.
For the Chinese who worked the railroad yards in Chicago in the 1870s and those arriving in the periodic waves of...
| Dec 1, 2009
| 1:24 PM
Ann Robinson will always be an educator at heart.
Last summer, however, she had to ask herself a question all too familiar to people with long careers that come to an unexpected end: "Now what am I going to do?"
Robinson, 64, became a statistic of the...
| Feb 21, 2010
Next time you complaiin about your neighbors think about the people in Sacramento's McKinley Park neighborhood. Four years ago James O'Rourke was convicted of Stalking and Threatening his neighbors. O'Rourke spent 2 years in state prison, but he could...
| Mar 12, 2010
Like many long-time residents in her working-class neighborhood, Cinthia Miranda takes comfort in the stability and sense of community McKinley Park offers. With its convenient location, cultural diversity and affordable housing, it's no wonder the...
| Sep 19, 2004
Here's a number that arguably is the most talked about among Americans: property value.
Whether we are buying, selling or holding, it seems we want to keep close tabs on the worth of our homes -- and our neighbors' -- and how much they've appreciated....