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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

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  • 9 Arrested in Black Friday Protest at Paramount Walmart

    9 Arrested in Black Friday Protest at Paramount Walmart
    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Sheriff's deputies were called in to break up a crowd of as many as 500 protesters outside of a Walmart in Paramount on Friday. Employees had organized a demonstration outside the store as part of a nationwide protest organized by...
  • Voting community conversation: Why will you vote in 2012?

    Voting community conversation: Why will you vote in 2012?
    On a big week for election news, Trib Nation invited a diverse group of connectors to have lunch with us and share their view of the 2012 election. What do they see as the campaign's narrative? More importantly, what is motivating them and the people...
  • Woman killed in South Side fire identified

    Woman killed in South Side fire identified
    A woman died and three other people were displaced following a house fire in the Oakland neighborhood this morning, according to the Chicago Fire Department. Vershonda Marshall, 41, of the 8700 block of South Burley Avenue, was pronounced dead on the...
  • R&B romantic R. Kelly to play Norfolk Dec. 9

    R&B romantic R. Kelly to play Norfolk Dec. 9
    Listen up, ladies! R. Kelly, a giant of modern bedroom R&B, wants to share his lascivious charms with the female population of Hampton Roads. Promoters announced Wednesday that the Grammy-winning singer will perform Dec. 9 at Chrysler Hall in Norfolk....
  • Police: Boy, 14, questioned in South Side slaying

    Police: Boy, 14, questioned in South Side slaying
    A 14-year-old boy is being interviewed tonight in connection with the slaying of a 17-year-old boy who was shot and killed as he walked to his grandmother's home in the Oakland neighborhood on Chicago's South Side earlier this week, police said.   No...
  • 14-year-old boy charged in Oakland neighborhood slaying

    14-year-old boy charged in Oakland neighborhood slaying
    A 14-year-old boy has been charged in the slaying of a 17-year-old boy who was shot and killed as he walked to his grandmother's South Side home earlier this week, police said. Charges were brought about 6:15 a.m., said Chicago Police Department News...
  • Chicago fits in at No. 31 on fitness rankings

    Chicago fits in at No. 31 on fitness rankings
    Although it's known for its beautiful horse farms and as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington, Ky., has gained a new distinction — as the most sedentary city in the United States. Along with Indianapolis and Jackson, Miss., it ranked among...
  • Oakland: A neighborhood in waiting

    Oakland: A neighborhood in waiting
    The first thing you notice about Oakland is the quiet. This is good news and bad news. The good news: Except for the hum of nearby Lake Shore Drive, this South Side residential neighborhood has no tangled street corners with blaring car horns and no more...
  • Ghost in the machine: Plexiglass Pontiac sedan was cutting edge in 1939, and still pretty cool today

    Ghost in the machine: Plexiglass Pontiac sedan was cutting edge in 1939, and still pretty cool today
    Mention concept cars to most people and they think of Buck Rogers' dream machines, like the 1951 Buick Le Sabre, with its rocket nose, fins and huge globs of chrome. Perhaps the most interesting of these cars are two Pontiacs bodied in clear Plexiglass...
  • Book review: 'The Warmth of Other Suns' by Isabel Wilkerson

    Book review: 'The Warmth of Other Suns' by Isabel Wilkerson
    The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration Isabel Wilkerson Random House: 622 pp, $30 It was an all-too-familiar dispatch from a particular time and place. The Clarks, a young black family of four, were trying to improve...
  • In Mexicali, a haven for broken lives

    In Mexicali, a haven for broken lives
    Mario Ramos stirs a pot of beans with a bent spatula as the men crowd into the kitchen, the ragged line stretching out the splintered doorway. Years ago, Ramos, 45, grilled up pricey seafood in a tiki-themed restaurant on Pacific Coast Highway in...
  • Comcast launching Netflix-like streaming service

     
    Comcast launching Netflix-like subscription streaming service for its customers....