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Chicago Bulls' Nazr Mohammed Spearheads 2nd Annual Fundraiser for Chicago Youth

Erica Watson | Posted 10.08.2013 | Chicago
Erica Watson

Sadly, my aspirations of dancing on the United Center floor did not happen for me. But for one young kid from Hyde Park, his dream to play for the Chicago Bulls became a reality.

Jennifer Hudson and Weight Watchers: The Real Commercial

Erica Watson | Posted 05.15.2012 | Comedy
Erica Watson

I feel that we should be able to celebrate weight loss or any other accomplishment without taking a jab at our former selves.

Joseph Erbentraut

Can They Kick It? Filmmaker Documents Chicago's South Side

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.30.2012 | Chicago

Chicago filmmaker Cyrus Dowlatshahi appears to approach his craft a bit differently than most, at least based on the footage he has released thus far ...

PHOTOS: A Bike Means Freedom For South Side Chicago Kids

AP | By MARTHA IRVINE | Posted 12.31.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Each time 15-year-old Reginald Graham builds a bicycle, the process begins with a ritual. He goes to the back room at the shop where he of...

Can A Film Festival Help Transform Englewood?

AP | By SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 12.28.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Striding quickly through the streets he learned as a boy, Mark Harris handed out fliers hoping to entice people to spend a weekend in Chica...

Carjacker's Gun Jams, Saving Victim's Life

Posted 08.06.2011 | Chicago

Two men who were heading home from a Hammond, Ind. casino Saturday are happy to be alive after a carjacker's gun jammed--saving their lives. The C...

Two Women Stabbed During Mother's Day Cookout On South Side

Posted 07.09.2011 | Chicago

Two women were hospitalized Sunday after being stabbed during a Mother's Day cookout on the South Side. About 9 p.m., children reportedly began fi...

WATCH: Grandma Mentors South Side Chicago Gang Members

Posted 06.08.2011 | Impact

Amid rampant gang violence in a Chicago South Side neighborhood, a grandmother has an open door policy. Roseland resident Diane Latiker, 54, started ...

Chicago Police Investigating Shooting That Led To CTA Bus Crash

AP | Posted 05.30.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Gunfire from a moving vehicle preceded a multi-car accident that sent a Chicago bus crashing into a utility pole and injured 11 people Tues...

Obama Featured On Chicago Anti-Abortion Billboards Targeting Black South Siders

Posted 05.28.2011 | Chicago

An anti-abortion group behind a controversial New York billboard targeting African Americans is now taking its message to the South Side of Chicago, i...

Walking To School In A War Zone: A Look At School Violence In Chicago

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

For 16-year-old Kendall, a high school sophomore in a dangerous Chicago neighborhood, just surviving the two-mile walk to school is an accomplishment....

WATCH: Jane Lynch Gives Chicago Shout Out During Emmy Acceptance Speech

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Sunday night, Jane Lynch took home an Emmy for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Sue Sylvester on "Glee," and made sure to gi...

Chicago Police Fatally Shoot Motorist After Chase, Three Officers Injured In Crash

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A motorist was shot and killed by police early Monday after allegedly using his vehicle "as a weapon" and injuring three Chicago Police officers on th...

Woman Murdered Over Poker Game, 'Friend' Accused Her Of Cheating

Chicago Sun-Times | Waggle Room | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For a 51-year-old preacher, Patricia Clark was a pretty sharp poker player. Maybe too sharp, the woman accused of shooting her apparently thought....

13-Year-Old Dies After Shot 22 Times While Riding Bike On South Side

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A 13-year-old boy was gunned down Wednesday night while riding his bike on a South Side street. His mother believes the slaying was a case of mistaken...

Dr. Eric Whitaker, President Obama's Pal, Says Health Care Law 'Will Benefit Everyone'

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

President Obama's health care law will make a lot of people on Chicago's South Side and other "underserved" areas healthier, said the president's clos...

Chicago's Most Violent Police Beat: South Side Chatham Neighborhood's Spike In Violence

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The most violent part of Chicago? It's a section of Chatham, the largely middle-class, African-American neighborhood on Chicago's South Side that has ...

1-Year-Old Girl SHOT While Sitting In Her Stroller

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A one-year-old girl was shot while sitting in a stroller at a South Side park early Monday--leaving her in "very critical condition." The Chicago S...

Chicago Police Officer Fatally Shot On South Side

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago Police officer -- an academy instructor who volunteered his time by serving as a guide to a blind triathlete -- was shot and killed with his...

Racist Sign In Beverly Sparks Outrage From Daley And City's Human Rights Commission, Federal Investigation Possible (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A racist display that sparked outrage in the Southwest Side's Beverly neighborhood has prompted anger from Mayor Daley and city officials are now urgi...

Four Women Killed In South Side Crash

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Four women died this morning when the car they were traveling in smashed into a tree in the South Side's Englewood neighborhood, Chicago police said. ...

South Side Reality Show On Its Way? Company Looking For A South Side Snooki

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Do you have what it takes to be the next Snooki? Well, if you are from Chicago's South Side and want to dabble in reality show stardom--it just might ...

Maryrosa Green, Charles King MURDERED: Police Investigate Double Homicide In Gresham

Chicago Breaking News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Police were trying to find the person who shot to death a man and woman as they sat inside a parked vehicle in the city's Gresham neighborhood Tuesday...

South Side Irish Parade: Thousands Vow To Show Up Despite Canceled Event

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Parade? They don't need no stinkin' parade. More than 13,000 people have made a Facebook pledge to show up in Beverly on the Sunday before St. Patric...

Student Shot Near South Side High School

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A 15-year-old student was shot and seriously wounded as he left Hubbard High School this afternoon after taking an exam, school officials said. ...