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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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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 Laguna...
  • 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...
  • Average student-loan debt tops $25,000 for first time

     
    You don't have to be a math major to understand this statistic: The average student-loan debt of last year's college graduates tops $25,000 -- the first time it's ever exceeded that ignominious mark. Seniors who graduated in 2010 had an......
  • Missing Orange County professor found in South Los Angeles

     
    An Orange County English professor who has been missing since August was found Friday night, a family member said. Amy Ahearn, 40, of Lake Forest was discovered by the Los Angeles Police Department in South Los Angeles and was being......
  • Van Halen announces new album, 2012 tour with Staples Center date

     
    A regrouped Van Halen has announced an extensive 2012 American tour that will carry the four-piece rock band across the country over five months, including a Staples Center concert on June 1, and a Honda Center gig in Anaheim on......
  • AT&T's 4G LTE enters 11 new markets, including Los Angeles

     
    AT&T announced that its 4G LTE network is spreading to 11 new markets: Los Angeles; San Diego; San Francisco; Oakland; San Jose; the New York City metropolitan area; Phoenix; Austin, Texas; Orlando, Fla.; Chapel Hill, N.C.; and Raleigh, N.C....