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Fresh Moves Food Bus Set To Deliver Fruit, Vegetables To Chicago's Food Deserts

Red Eye Chicago | Lolly Bowean, Tribune Reporter | Posted 06.20.2011 | Chicago

In Steven Casey's Englewood neighborhood, milk and eggs, bread and bologna are easy to find. "In the 'hood, you can get meat all day long," he said. "...

Nurses See Extra Burden In South Side Emergency Rooms

Gapers Block | Posted 06.16.2011 | Chicago

Reasheal Lehmann joined the line of people on East 59th Street in front of the University of Chicago Medical Center. An emergency room nurse at the ho...

Two Children Shot While Playing In South Side Yard

Posted 06.10.2011 | Chicago

On an unseasonably warm Sunday, at least two children were shot, seven others injured and one killed in shootings on Chicago's South Side. About 4...

Report: 11 Hospitalized Following Shooting, Bus Crash On South Side

Posted 05.29.2011 | Chicago

A shooting on Chicago's South Side reportedly caused a CTA bus to crash Tuesday morning. The Chicago Tribune reports that two men jumped out of a ...

Rhymefest Could Emerge Victorious In 20th Ward

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The award-winning rapper who wants to be a Chicago alderman looked down the block and counted up the boarded houses in this slice of t...

For Candidates, The 15th Ward's Ills Are Daunting

Chicago News Cooperative | MICK DUMKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In the eyes of Lisa Thomas, the needs of the 15th Ward are so extensive it is difficult to list them all. Things have been going downhill," said Ms...

What the South Side of Chicago Could Learn From Egypt

Anne Sobel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Anne Sobel

The South Side has so much to offer. Yet we've allowed it to fall into decay through sheer greed and ignorance.

Denzel Pittman Charged In Brutal Murders Of South Side Mom, Two Daughters

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Authorities in Chicago have charged an 18-year-old boy in the stabbing deaths of a mother and her two daughters, who were found dead i...

Whittier School Students Keep Fighting For A Library

Gapers Block | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The parents of students at Whittier Dual Language School have been fighting for seven years to get a library built for the school. They learned about ...

City Attempts 'Crackdown' On Slumlords, But Some Still Getting Millions In Public Money

Chicago Muckrakers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Ald. Leslie Hairston thought she'd finally put the kibosh on the city's habit of handing public money to landlords the city was suing for majo...

Barack on Local TV in 2001 (VIDEO): Reviewing Restaurant, Bewitching Audience

Charlie Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charlie Alderman

2010-10-04-barack.jpgThis video is magic. TV is a charisma contest, and Barack next to mere mortals is like Michael Jordan in a YMCA pick-up game.

Woman Shoots 12-Year-Old 'Little Monster' Who Threw Bricks At Her

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A South Side woman shot and wounded a 12-year-old boy Tuesday after weeks of being "terrorized" by the child and his friends, who threw bricks at her ...

Family Of Murdered Police Officer Moves Out Of Park Manor Home

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The family of slain Chicago police officer Michael Bailey on Thursday packed up their belongings, boarded up the windows, slapped a padlock on the fro...

CTA Plans To Add New South Side Red Line Stops

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For years, Chicagoans have been vocal about their desire for expanded CTA service--and Red Line users on the South Side just might get it soon enough....

Daley Wants Aldermen To Approve Third Chicago Walmart

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Mayor Richard Daley asked aldermen on Thursday to support a third Walmart store in Chicago, part of the retail giant's plan open store...

Girl, 11, Killed By Hit-And-Run Driver On South Side

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

One moment, 11-year-old Itali Hinton and her dad were happily walking home from a visit with Grandma -- the next, Itali was gone. Dragged down the ...

Naked Bodies Of Two Young Men Found Near Railroad Tracks On Far South Side

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The bodies of two naked victims believed to be teenage boys have been found near railroad tracks in the Princeton Park neighborhood, officials said. ...

8-Year-Old Girl Fatally Shot While Playing On South Side

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Police say two gunmen on bicycles killed an 8-year-old girl and wounded her younger cousin as the children were skipping rope in a Chi...

7-Year-Old Girl, Teen Boy SHOT In Morgan Park

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A 7-year-old girl and 17-year-old boy were shot this afternoon in the Morgan Park neighborhood on the Far South Side, Chicago police said....

Burge Verdict Won't Bring Change, Say South Siders

WBEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald says yesterday's conviction of Jon Burge sends a message that the former Chicago police lieutenant's conduct is unacc...

Family MURDERED On South Side: 3 Children, One Adult Dead

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Four people--including three children--were fatally shot early Wednesday and two others were critically injured when a family member from out of state...

Crime, Suspicion Remain Where Jon Burge Once Held Sway

Chicago News Cooperative | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For Diane Latiker, a middle-aged mother of eight who works with troubled youth in the tough Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side, the mention o...

A Fresh Oasis Thrives In A Chicago Food Desert

Chicago News Cooperative | RACHEL CROMIDAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Willie Montgomery and his well-worn Ford Crown Victoria have become an unlikely sign of progress in solving Chicago's long-standing problem of so-call...

Couple Found Buried Alive Under Trash In South Side Home

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Fire crews investigating a mysterious stench found an elderly couple buried alive under mounds of garbage in their Chicago home, autho...

7-Year-Old Girl SHOT In Chicago Drive-By

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A 7-year-old girl remains in intensive care Thursday after being shot in the head Wednesday evening on the South Side. Desaree Sanders was riding he...