| Aug 24, 2014
| 11:42 AM
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Jackie Robinson West will look to make history its story Sunday when it faces Seoul, South Korea for the Little League Baseball World Series championship (2 p.m., ABC). No all-African-American team ever has won the world...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 8:40 PM
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Happy berth day, Jackie Robinson West.
The 13 boys from the South Side earned a spot in the Little League World Series championship after sweating out a 7-5 victory in the United States final against Nevada, a team that...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 8:37 AM
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Nerves grew nerves. Fists clenched. Some eyes closed. Others didn't blink.
Cameron Bufford had been here before, or at least it felt like it. Maybe not on the mound in the sixth inning, a berth in the U.S. championship of...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 6:42 PM
A 16-year old girl died early Saturday after being shot in the Englewood neighborhood where she lived, one of at least seven incidents of gun violence since Friday evening that left two dead and eight people wounded.
In the hours after Shaquise Buckner,...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 10:41 AM
One of Chicago's signature sounds is that of the "bucket boys," street performers who make a staccato racket beating on buckets with drumsticks, with musical quality varying radically by player.
But identical twin brothers from the South Side hope to...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 6:05 PM
The journey began in the city and made a stop in Manteno before continuing to Indianapolis.
Now, 13 games and 13 victories later, 13 youngsters from the Jackie Robinson West team have arrived in Williamsport, Pa., for the Little League World Series....
| Aug 3, 2014
| 9:03 PM
About 1 out of every 10 people in Cook County, roughly 438,500 residents, live in "transit deserts'' that are cut off from fast, frequent train and bus service, according to a new analysis that for the first time identifies dozens of Chicago-area mass...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 9:19 AM
A shooting between rival gangs in Little Village left a 16-year-old boy dead and two other teens wounded Friday night.
The three were among at least 17 people shot overnight, according to police.
The Little Village shooting happened about 11:30 p.m....
| Jul 31, 2014
| 3:44 AM
Eight people were wounded in South Side shootings and another man wounded on the Northwest Side between about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and 1:10 a.m. Thursday, according to police.
About 1:10 a.m., in the 11100 block of South Edbrooke Avenue in the Roseland...
| Jul 16, 2014
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...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 7:19 PM
The outbreak of violence over the long Fourth of July weekend – the worst of the year so far -- once again drew unflattering national attention to Chicago’s crime woes as police Superintendent Garry McCarthy insisted the department had...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 1:24 PM
For 10 minutes, it seemed like the shooting was everywhere in the South Chicago neighborhood.
It started when someone shot and wounded a couple, then two people fired at the shooter, then there was a chase and shots exchanged and a man sitting on a...