| Jan 30, 2013
| 3:30 PM
Bridgeport, Englewood and West Garfield Park each saw two homicides in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
In Bridgeport, two men were shot to death Saturday in the 500 block of West Pershing Road, police said....
| Jan 26, 2013
| 7:10 PM
A man slain on the West Side early this morning had two brothers and a sister who also were fatally gunned down in the city, according to a close family friend.
"He was the last one," said Laverne Smith, 30, who said the man's mother no longer has any...
| May 18, 2013
| 2:51 PM
A 4-year-old boy fell from a second-story window in his family’s North Lawndale neighborhood apartment Saturday and narrowly missed a spiked metal gate in front of the entrance, authorities said.
The boy had apparently been jumping on the couch...
| Dec 31, 2012
What big thing did you learn in 2012 that will affect your work in 2013? That's what I recently asked four Chicagoans I interviewed this year who work with young people. Here's an edited version of what they had to say:
I sat down with Monica Haslip,...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 4:02 PM
Thursday, Jan. 3
Prairie Ridge at Woodstock, 7
Wheaton Academy at Cary Christian (N.C.), 7:30
Friday, Jan. 4
Benet at Notre Dame, 7:30
Bradley at Thornwood, 6:30
Brother Rice at Bishop McNamara, 7
Coal City at Dwight, 7
Downers Grove South at...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 11:49 AM
Half-submerged Buddha head sculptures started popping up in five Chicago neighborhoods in the fall, and in 2013, the next phrase of the public art installation is set to turn even more communities on its head.
Ten Thousand Ripples—a...
| May 6, 2013
The Chicago Transit Authority's next big project and its impact on riders were the focus of conversation Friday afternoon at Carter's Barbershop in the city's North Lawndale neighborhood.
Bert Downing, the owner of the shop at 3622 W. Cermak Road in...
| May 8, 2013
In a sea of empty lots in Chicago's North Lawndale neighborhood sits a faded relic that is one of the most historically significant American movie theaters still standing.
When it opened in 1917, the red-brick, three-story Central Park Theatre was...
| May 8, 2013
Before Tom Vanden Berk's 15-year-old son was shot and killed at a Rogers Park house party in 1992, Vanden Berk didn't think much could be done about gun control. But since then, the gun violence prevention movement has been front and center in his life....
| Apr 4, 2013
At a time when Chicago's association with violence is under a microscope, CeaseFire’s role under its one-year contract with the city (now at its midway point) underscores how policing is not the only solution in stopping the killings.
| May 4, 2012
| 7:11 PM
A 79-year-old woman declined to be taken to a hospital after being pulled from a burning building in the Humboldt Park neighborhood this evening, according to the Chicago Fire Department.
Firefighters were called to the 1000 block of North Lawndale...