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No Free Lunch: In Chicago, Poor Students Going Hungry As Strike Persists | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 09.14.2012 | Education

CHICAGO –- On a normal Thursday morning in September, Marcus Turner would be sitting in a classroom at Hyde Park High School, looking forward to the...

The Southside Wins

Elena Quintana | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Elena Quintana

Cobe has been working on mediating conflicts with CeaseFire for about 3 and a half years. His job is to stop shootings and killings on the Southside of Chicago.

Save Money, Live Better: The Case for Wal-Mart on the South Side of Chicago

Elizabeth Flock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Elizabeth Flock

Convenience stores, as well as mom-and-pop stores down on the South Side are known for charging obscene rates for clothing and other products.

84-Year-Old Shot Over $1 And 'Disrespect'

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A 21-year-old man told authorities he shot an 84-year-old man outside a South Side McDonald's restaurant because the elderly man had "disrespected" hi...

Massive Development Planned For Abandoned South Side Steel Mill

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The City Council Zoning Committee gave a thumbs up to a proposal by a development group including Chicago-based McCaffery Interests to build condomini...

Mayor Daley: Annie Get Your Gun?

Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

The Supreme Court could hold that the Second Amendment right to bear arms applies to the states yet still find Chicago's gun ordinance to pass constitutional muster.

Andre Crawford Gets Life In Prison: Serial Killer Spared Of Death Penalty

Chicago Breaking News | December 18, 2009 4:12 PM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Serial killer Andre Crawford was spared the death penalty today for the murders and rapes of 11 women on Chicago's South Side....

No Safe Passage: Little Rock to Chicago

Bernardine Dohrn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Bernardine Dohrn

Remember the eight extraordinary students in Little Rock who ultimately required the presence of troops for their safe passage into the school they finally integrated? Where was Derrion Albert's safe passage?

A Letter From Concerned Citizens to Mayor Daley

Jim Peters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jim Peters

The disappointment over the loss of the 2016 Olympics should not prevent Chicagoans from realizing a great opportunity -- the redevelopment of the former Michael Reese Hospital Campus.

A Lesson for Barack Obama From the Harold Washington Playbook

Rebecca Sive | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rebecca Sive

Chicago Mayor Harold Washington never did move away from his people; he stuck with them; he delivered for them. The result: They stuck with him.

The Rape That Wasn't: The Wrongful Conviction of Jarrett Adams

John Maki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
John Maki

While Jarrett Adams' wrongful conviction for rape is a riveting story, the real story, as he likes to say, is what he's doing now. After he won his freedom, he went back to school.

Small Town Values in a Big Time Lawyer

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Don McNay

It could be that President Obama is a small town guy after all. His early adulthood on the south side of Chicago is where he found a "small town" environment that embraced him.

The Garden Conversations

Jamie Kalven | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jamie Kalven

For the last few weeks, I've been talking with gardeners at an imperiled community garden on the South Side of Chicago. Last spring, the University of Chicago informed us it wants its land back.

Michelle Obama and the Covert Influence of First Ladies

Carl Sferrazza Anthony | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Sferrazza Anthony

As memories of Inauguration Day 2009 begin to fade in and the new administration ensues, speculation will only increase about how politically influential Michelle Obama will be as First Lady.

Manufacturing a Dream and a Recovery

Scott Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Paul

If the destruction of capitalism and the arc of history were responsible for American manufacturing's steep decline, there would be a legitimate debate about whether it's worth saving.

Will President Obama Help The South Side?

Chicago Public Radio | Natalie Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Now that the president-elect hails from the South Side of Chicago, residents are curious to see if the identity and cache of this part of the city wil...