| Nov 26, 2010
| 5:54 PM
The mother of a teen gunned down on the city's South Side is asking for the public's help in finding those people responsible for her son's death.
Lionel Pierson, 18, was shot and killed as he sat in a car near 72nd and Brooklyn on Wednesday morning....
| Dec 29, 2010
| 1:47 PM
While I admit I'm not the kind of person who orders-in food, I find the results of a recent survey on the subject a little hard to swallow.
Before you peek at the list below, try taking a wild guess on Chicago's most "ordered-in" food. Did you guess...
| Jul 25, 2010
The biggest trend on the Chicago fashion scene, at the start of 2010, was to hang it up.
Oak Street's world-famous boutique Ultimo, which helped launch Marc Jacobs and Peter Soronen, shut down in January after 40 years. Designer Maria Pinto, a campaign-...
| Apr 30, 2010
Tameka Stokes was 19 when a pelvic disease diagnosis brought her to the exam table of Bruce Sylvester Smith, a gynecologist at Chicago's Kennedy Medical Service Corp., in May 2000.
According to Stokes' allegations in state records, Smith raped her...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 11:21 AM
Last month, the Crime & Safety blog asked readers to share what 9/11 means to them.
Readers responded, and their stories will be posted here, individually and in coming days, until the 10th anniversary on Sunday.
Paul Schuhmann of Delray Beach met Paul...
| Sep 29, 2011
Drops of blood found at the murder scene didn't match the suspect or victim in the beating death of a respected 71-year-old Waukegan appliance store owner, but the jury was told that didn't clear the alleged killer, James Edwards.
| May 14, 2011
| 7:18 PM
After he arrived Saturday for a visit from New York City, renowned educator Geoffrey Canada saw hope in the broken blocks of Roseland and in the South Side school near where 16-year-old Derrion Albert was beaten to death less than two years ago.
| Feb 19, 2009
| 4:24 PM
by Mark Silva President Barack Obama is "the urban president,'' a first in modern times, schooled in New York City, trained in community organization in Chicago, resident of the South Side. And now he has a director of urban affairs.......
| Oct 6, 2008
| 4:30 PM
One of only a few documented encounters Obama had with ex-radical Bill Ayers was in 1995, when he hosted a dinner at which Hyde Park's outgoing state senator introduced Obama as her chosen successor. Today, on CNN, Obama's chief strategist......