1 hour ago

Women's Chess Workshop at Avalon Branch Library

Sat, Nov 8, 2014 2-4 PM

Learn the rules of chess from square one, or improve your game if you play already. Each of these two-hour workshops is free and open to women of all ages (and future women ages 7 and up). Special guest instructor: U.S. Chess Federation Expert Darrian Robinson. Presented by Chicago Chess Center (www.chichess.org).

2 hours ago

Lakeside Development: Town Hall Meeting

Thu, Sep 25, 2014 6:00 PM

There will be a town hall meeting on September 25, 2014 at 6:00 PM at the Pilgrim Baptist Church, 3235 E. 91st Street. This meeting is organized by the Coalition for a Lakeside Community Benefits Agreement. For more information call Amalia at 773-800-0322 or go to the website for the Coalition for Southeast Chicago: www.asechicago.org

5 hours ago

Common is Back in the Neighborhood

We arrive at 88th and Stony Island, not far from where Common grew up. Josephine’s Barber Shop is smaller than the Trump suite yet filled with more people. Common, it turns out, has been here before; his stepfather used to take him for haircuts as a child.

9 hours ago

Boy, 16, charged in fatal shooting of retired police sergeant

Mendez was arrested at his home in the 10200 block of South Commercial Avenue around 3 p.m. Tuesday and was charged as an adult with murder and home invasion. He was being held on a $500,000 warrant and was due in bond court today, police said.

11 hours ago

Police: Boy, 16, accused in retired sergeant's slaying

The boy, of the 10200 block of South Commercial Avenue, is the second person to be charged in the attack of Elmer Brown who died about two weeks after the March 10 incident.

14 hours ago

15 hours ago

find myself a city (1001 Afternoons in Chicago) posted 1 photo to Flickr:

15 hours ago


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