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Oakland (Chicago, Illinois)

Oakland (Chicago, Illinois)
A $1.5 billion racially integrated neighborhood called Oakwood Shores would be built on the former site of the Chicago Housing Authority's Ida B. Wells, Madden Park Homes and Clarence Darrow Homes public housing projects. Read more.
A $1.5 billion racially integrated neighborhood called Oakwood Shores would be built on the former site of the Chicago Housing Authority's Ida B. Wells, Madden Park Homes and Clarence Darrow Homes public housing projects. Read more. « Show less

Top Oakland (Chicago, Illinois) Articles

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  • Release of Black Panther leader renews decades-old debate

    Release of Black Panther leader renews decades-old debate
    Arthur Turco had defended members of the Black Panther Party across the country, but it was in Baltimore that he would be arrested and jailed — on charges that he and members of the militant group had killed a suspected police informant within their...
  • Baltimore VA office worst in nation for processing disability claims

    The Baltimore office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is the slowest in the country in processing disability claims for servicemen and servicewomen — averaging about a year — and makes more mistakes than any other office. The...
  • Star criminologist hopes to make difference in return to Baltimore

    Star criminologist hopes to make difference in return to Baltimore
    In the late 1990s, David M. Kennedy came to Baltimore riding high in criminology circles, eager to prove his unorthodox approach — which had reduced gun violence in Boston and Minneapolis — could work in one of America's most dangerous cities....
  • Urban schools are still segregated [Commentary]

    Urban schools are still segregated [Commentary]
    "Why do no white kids go to school here?" A 14-year-old ninth-grader asked me this question earlier this semester about the school she attends and where I teach. Smart and genuinely curious, she asked the question without any of that world-weary irony...
  • Sports on TV

    TUESDAY'S TELEVISION HIGHLIGHTS ++++++++++++++++++++ || Football || Arena: Spokane@Arizona (T) || CBSSN6 a.m. || || MLB || Orioles@Arizona (T) || MASN9:30 a.m. || || San Francisco@Washington || MASN7 || || Pittsburgh@St. Louis || MLB8 || || Orioles@...
  • After violent first year, Batts still pushing to remake city's police department

    After violent first year, Batts still pushing to remake city's police department
    As he ends his first year on the job, Baltimore police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts is facing questions about whether he is taking too long to remake the agency and develop a crime-fighting strategy. But others say he is being candid about the city's...
  • Scott Feldman slated to make his Orioles debut Wednesday

    Scott Feldman slated to make his Orioles debut Wednesday
    CHICAGO -- Scott Feldman already has a locker in the visiting clubhouse of U.S. Cellular Field, his new Orioles No. 34 jerseys hanging inside. He’s currently on his way from Oakland – where the Cubs are playing and Feldman was slated to...
  • Baltimore's Division I boys basketball commitments for the 2013 class

    Baltimore's Division I boys basketball commitments for the 2013 class
    NAME, PREP SCHOOL AND/OR HIGH SCHOOL, COLLEGE Jamel Artis, Notre Dame Prep (Mass.), PITTSBURGH Chase Cormier, Fishburne Military / Milford Mill, GRAMBLING STATE Will Darley, Fishburne Military / Dulaney, UMBC Rodney Elliott, John Carroll, UMBC...
  • City school evaluations show problems in instruction

    City school evaluations show problems in instruction
    As the Baltimore school system prepares to implement a more stringent curriculum next year, sample evaluations of more than two dozen schools show that many are struggling with how to effectively teach children. In an evaluation of teachers' instruction,...
  • West Coast trip presents its share of obstacles for high-flying Orioles

    West Coast trip presents its share of obstacles for high-flying Orioles
    The Orioles’¬†early afternoon¬†start time Thursday was supposed to get the team in the air and to the West Coast at a decent hour. But after their 14-inning win over the Rays -- a five-hour, 14-minute marathon that ended with a 3-2 victory -- the...
  • City killings up to 217 as gun violence falls

    City killings up to 217 as gun violence falls
    Baltimore was unable in 2012 to sustain a significant milestone — the first drop below 200 homicides in a generation — but officials see reasons to remain optimistic that declines will resume. As the Police Department's leadership changed,...
  • Orioles have some interest in Francisco Cordero

    Orioles have some interest in Francisco Cordero
    The Orioles have expressed some interest in the lone viable free-agent closer, Francisco Cordero, according to an industry source. Although discussions are not considered far along, the Orioles have inquired about the 36-year-old right-hander, who has...