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South Shore
The South Side neighborhood attracts Chicagoans with affordable homes and open space. Read more about South Shore, Chicago.
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  • First lady could be Chicago kids' last hope

    First lady could be Chicago kids' last hope
    As a young girl growing up in the South, I looked forward to the fourth Sunday of August. We called it "Homecoming" at my church in Hogansville, Ga. That was when folks who had moved away from our small, rural town seeking better opportunities in...
  • South Shore Drill Team to march in Obama's inauguration parade

    South Shore Drill Team to march in Obama's inauguration parade
    The South Shore Drill Team from Chicago will march in the inaugural parade for President Barack Obama, inauguration officials said Tuesday. The team was among the first 24 groups whose participation in the Jan. 21 parade was announced. More than 2,800...
  • The North Shore's last run

    The North Shore's last run
    With both a bang and a whimper, the North Shore railroad, half a century ago this month, pulled the plug on a trolley wire that stretched from Chicago to Milwaukee and made the fortunes of towns in between. Its last southbound train crashed into an...
  • Michelle Obama: Violence against kids 'personal'

    As politicians in Washington took a step toward tightening the nation's gun laws Wednesday, first lady Michelle Obama sat down with Chicago high school students whose stories about violence brought her to tears. Before the meeting began at Harper High...
  • 'Loved by everybody,' firefighter dies after Southwest Side blaze

    'Loved by everybody,' firefighter dies after Southwest Side blaze
    A 32-year veteran firefighter remembered as an "all around great guy and great fireman" died Friday night when he was hit by a flashover of flames while battling an extra-alarm blaze in a Gage Park home, officials said. Capt. Herbert Johnson, just...
  • SUV crashes during police chase after slaying in Humboldt Park

    SUV crashes during police chase after slaying in Humboldt Park
    A man was shot and killed in the backyard of his apartment building in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side overnight, touching off a police chase that ended in a crash, police said. Efrain Cruz, 25, was behind his home in the 3200 block of...
  • Man, 44, shot on Near West Side, 4 others wounded across city

    Man, 44, shot on Near West Side, 4 others wounded across city
    Four people were wounded in South Side shootings Wednesday afternoon and a fifth wounded in a Near West Side attack early Thursday morning. The most recent shooting happened in the 1000 block of West Van Buren Street about 1:50 a.m. Police said...
  • Bail set for woman charged with arson in South Shore fire

    Bail set for woman charged with arson in South Shore fire
    Bail was set at $250,000 today for a 27-year-old woman accused of starting a fire this week that left five adults and a child injured. Whitney Holmes, of the 2000 block of East 72nd Street, was charged with aggravated arson and domestic battery....
  • Austin sees 2 homicides in 1 day

    Austin saw two separate homicides on Friday, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. An 8-year-old girl was strangled to death in the 5200 block of West Adams Street, police said. Meanwhile, a 24-year-old man was stabbed to death in the...
  • 4 dead, 9 wounded in city shootings

    4 dead, 9 wounded in city shootings
    Shootings left at least four men dead and 9 other people wounded across the city Saturday night and Sunday morning. The violence was largely confined to the South and West Sides and three of the incidents had more than one victim, according to...
  • Man charged in slaying of Far South Side teen

    Man charged in slaying of Far South Side teen
    A U.S. postal worker and another man followed a 16-year-old boy around a Chicago Housing Authority complex before the second man shot the teen to death, Cook County prosecutors alleged Saturday. On July 14, Aries Sanders, 24, the postal worker, and...
  • 4 killed in South Side shootings -- 2 within 2 blocks

    4 killed in South Side shootings -- 2 within 2 blocks
    Four men were killed in separate South Side attacks Monday, two of them within blocks of each other about nine hours apart, authorities said. In the most recent killing, police responded about 8:50 p.m. to a call of a person shot in an alley adjacent to...