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  • Emanuel offers preview of Democratic National Convention speech

    Emanuel offers preview of Democratic National Convention speech
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday offered a preview of the theme of his speech at the Democratic National Convention next month: his insider’s view of the moves President Barack Obama made after taking office. “I'm going to testify to what I...
  • Oprah to get street named after her

    Oprah to get street named after her
    A section of street near Oprah Winfrey's Near West Side studio will be named after her, Mayor Richard Daley announced today. "It makes me very, very proud to have your name appear on one of Chicago's city streets," Daley said outside Harpo Studios,...
  • Little 'Miracle' has a boy whose problems you want to solve

     Little 'Miracle' has a boy whose problems you want to solve
    Somewhere in the Christmas box of many families, especially Christian families, lies "The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey," a sumptuously illustrated children's book about a woodcarver who, bereft after the loss of his wife and son, turns into such a...
  • Well, I wouldn't say miracle

     
    It is really just a full-circle miracle story that a little colored girl born in Kosciusko, Miss., on a red dirt road ends up with my name on a street in the greatest city in the world...Oprah Winfrey, speaking about......
  • Ozzie Guillen buys house in Bucktown

     
    Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen has paid $1.95 million to buy a 6,163-square-foot, newly built contemporary-style house....
  • 1 killed, 2 injured in Near West Side crash

    A 22-year-old Norwood Park man was killed this morning when Chicago police said his vehicle collided with another at a Near West Side intersection. Killed was Shane P. Henry, of the 7700 block of West Hortense Avenue, according to the Cook County medical...
  • 5, including newborn, hurt in Near West Side crash

    Five people, including a day-old infant and a 16-year-old girl, were injured this morning when two sport-utility vehicles crashed near the United Center on the Near West Side, Chicago police said. The head-on collision, which took place just after 2 a....
  • Man pleads guilty in CTA electrocution death

    The day after two co-defendants were convicted by separate juries, a Near West Side man pleaded guilty to his role in a fight on a CTA Red Line platform that led to the electrocution death of a Chicago man. A Cook County judge sentenced Martell Johnson,...
  • Fix Your Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention

    October 16-The sixth and final Fix Your Mortgage foreclosure-prevention event in 2010 offers FREE, on-site loan modification application assistance and information to qualified, at-risk homeowners. This is the final event to be held in 2010 and co-...
  • Grenade found at Goodwill was inert replica

    A worker at a Goodwill Store on the Near West Side this afternoon found what appeared to be a grenade among donated items, but police later determined it was only a replica, Chicago police said. The incident happened about 12:30 p.m. at the store in the...
  • Former teacher gets probation for sex with student

    A former teacher at a Near West Side Christian high school was sentenced to 24 months of sex offender probation today after she pleaded guilty to having sex with one of her students. Kathryn Vail-Wesley, 24, will be required to register on the state's...
  • Chicago firefighter dies on duty, apparently of natural causes

    Chicago firefighter dies on duty, apparently of natural causes
    A Chicago Fire Department lieutenant died today, apparently of natural causes, while he was on duty at a firehouse on the Near West Side, officials said. Patrick Hannon, 51, was found unresponsive in a firehouse near the 2500 block of South Throop...