Long hours, low pay, but lots of love for bike messengers
Chicago's college-bound Latino youth getting a new housing option
Concerned that youth from Chicagoís predominantly Latino neighborhoods are struggling to earn college degrees, a Pilsen community group is building a student residence hall that experts say will help close gaps in college success.
But actual construction may not begin for months
Peteís Fresh Market is slated to finally break ground on Saturday at Madison Street and Western Avenue, after months ó perhaps even years ó of delays. But itíll just be ceremonial as it wonít mark the beginning of the storeís actual construction, which may still be months away.
Publican Quality Meats butcher shop now open, sandwiches to debut Monday
Black Heritage series salutes John H. Johnson with 'Forever Stamp'
National Public Housing Museum design nears completion
The reports of the National Public Housing Museumís death have been greatly exaggerated. And, if everything goes according to plan, the museum would be fully open to the public by 2013.
Two weeks before giving school $20,000, McCaskeys ask schools chief to respect George Halas' alma mater
The family that owns the Chicago Bears is joining the fight to save the Near West Side's Crane High School, lobbying Chicagoís schools chief to keep Bears founder George Halas' alma mater open. Read More...
Skate park, ice skating ribbon, climbing wall highlight features at new park
A look back at new South Loop Ald. Will Burns' record, and how he got here
With clock ticking on phase-out vote, no indication CPS is listening
A coalition of Crane teachers, students, parents and Near West Side community activists unveiled a plan Friday night to turn around the 109-year-old high school at 2245 W. Jackson Blvd., focusing on adding programming and services to the school.