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  • Survey: Ventra ticket fee impacting social service agencies

     Survey: Ventra ticket fee impacting social service agencies
    It's been more than a year since the CTA began its transition to Ventra, and some social service agencies say they've hit bumps in the road in the move to the new fare payment system. In a new survey, some agencies report buying fewer fare cards because...
  • Activists: South Side hospital patients caught in 'trauma deserts'

    Activists: South Side hospital patients caught in 'trauma deserts'
    For the nearly 2,200 people shot last year in Chicago, getting to a trauma center within minutes was often their best hope of not becoming one of the city's 415 homicide victims. But how fast they received trauma care depended on where in Chicago they...
  • Harvard diploma of first African-American grad to be auctioned

    Harvard diploma of first African-American grad to be auctioned
    The undergraduate diploma of the nation’s first African-American to graduate from Harvard is set to be auctioned in Chicago tomorrow, years after it was unearthed in an Englewood home. Richard T. Greener’s bachelor of arts diploma --...
  • Charges detail mob crew's brazenness

     Charges detail mob crew's brazenness
    The Outfit-connected crew had planned the raid on the cartel stash house carefully, using a street gang member who tipped them to a 40-kilogram shipment of cocaine from Mexico that would be warehoused on Chicago's Southeast Side before being cut up for...
  • Chicago Lawn has 2nd highest homicide toll

    Chicago Lawn last week logged its third homicide of the month and 14th homicide of the year, according to a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data. A 16-year-old boy was fatally shot July 23 in the 2400 block of West 68th Street, police said....
  • Community groups pin hopes on Obama library

    Community groups pin hopes on Obama library
    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...
  • All-digital 120 Sports kicking off streaming network

    All-digital 120 Sports kicking off streaming network
    Getting your surreptitious sports fix on date night may never be the same again. Chicago-based 120 Sports is set to go live Wednesday with a steady stream of video highlights, pumped-up hosts, flashy graphics and score updates, making it a lot like...
  • Quinn to sign anti-bullying bill

    Quinn to sign anti-bullying bill
    Gov. Pat Quinn will sign legislation today aimed at cracking down on bullying in Illinois schools. Quinn will appear this morning at Skinner West Elementary School on the Near West Side to sign the bill, which sets standards for how school administrators...
  • Taste of Chicago hoping Sunday provides rebound from Saturday rainout

    Taste of Chicago hoping Sunday provides rebound from Saturday rainout
    The sun shone bright and hot over Taste of Chicago on its final day Sunday as vendors hoped to rebound from a rare closure of the festival earlier in the weekend. There were few signs of the puddles and stagnant water that had forced the festival to...
  • Pelosi backs Obama on Bergdahl exchange

    Pelosi backs Obama on Bergdahl exchange
    House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi today defended President Barack Obama’s decision to swap five suspected Taliban members for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl without notifying Congress and said she would have supported the move if it had been done...
  • Site identified for New York's Obama library bid

    Site identified for New York's Obama library bid
    Columbia University in New York City will make a bid to build the Obama presidential library on its Manhattanville campus in West Harlem, where the structure would be a cornerstone of the university’s $6.3 billion expansion into the economically...
  • 15 people shot since mid-day Friday

    15 people shot since mid-day Friday
    At least 15 people were shot, one fatally, across the city between mid-day Friday and early Saturday morning, police said. The most recent incident at about 2:55 a.m. Saturday left four people wounded in Humboldt Park. The four walked into Norwegian...