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Humboldt Park residents rally after death in vacant home

Neighbors and Action Now members gathered in Humboldt Park after the death of a woman found in a vacant building. The two sides spoke out against abandoned homes that are not secured, saying that the spaces attract potential criminal activity, including drug use and sexual assault. The crime has neighbors... more

almost 2 years ago | Medill Reports | Permalink

Party for the planet on Earth Day

Celebrate Earth this weekend with runs, beach sweeps, nature walks, and Mount Trashmore. more

almost 2 years ago | Medill Reports | Permalink

Quinn Upsets IL Health Care Providers

Hospitals that serve the poor are denouncing reductions in Medicaid proposed today by Gov. Quinn. They say some health care providers may shut down. more

2 years ago | Fox Chicago | Permalink

Speed Cameras Up For City Council Vote

Per the proposal, currently placed red-light cameras would be retrofitted with speed radars to help prevent speeders in areas where children go to school and play, but some residents and at least a... Photo Credit: Getty Images more

2 years ago | NBC-5 | Permalink

Bike Group Cam Catches Speeders Near Park

The Active Transportation Alliance wants Mayor Rahm Emanuel's speed cameras in Chicago. And the group, known for encouraging people to walk, bike or take public transit over driving, says it collected proof... Photo Credit: Active Transportation Alliance more

2 years ago | NBC-5 | Permalink

Active Transportation Alliance: Speeders In Park Prove Need For Cameras

A group that advocates for bicyclists and pedestrians is offering evidence that it says bolsters Mayor Rahm Emanuel's case for speed cameras in Chicago school zones. more

2 years ago | CBS 2 | Permalink

Cardinal George hopes reopened Our Lady of the Angels becomes symbol of peace

Cardinal Francis George led a rededication Mass at Our Lady of the Angels church Saturday — a spiritual rebirth for a Roman Catholic parish whose history is closely associated with tragedy. Hundreds packed the church and choir loft at Augusta and Iowa — in... more

2 years ago | Sun-Times | Permalink

Cardinal celebrates reopening of Our Lady of the Angels church

An energetic, emotional crowd of about 400 worshipers gathered Saturday to commemorate the reopening of Our Lady of Angels Church in West Humboldt Park, once one of Chicago’s largest parishes before a 1958 fire that killed 95 people contributed to its steady decline. more

2 years ago | Chicago Tribune | Permalink

10 shot, 3 dead, on South and West sides

Three people died and seven others were wounded in shootings Friday night and Saturday morning on the South and West sides, police said. more

2 years ago | Chicago Tribune | Permalink

Grandpas, Grim Reapers, tigers with antlers all grist for tattoos at show

The tattoo guns buzzed and the smell of newly inked skin wafted through the room as artists created, customers winced, and fans watched in awe. As many as 8,000 people from across the country are expected to attend the Chicago Tattoo Arts Convention this... more

2 years ago | Sun-Times | Permalink

Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church to be rededicated

She remembers it all as if it were yesterday — the searing heat, the choking smoke. Arlene Barker was an 11-year-old student at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic School during the 1958 fire that killed 92 students and three nuns. Barker plans to... more

2 years ago | Sun-Times | Permalink

Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church to be rededicated

She remembers it all as if it were yesterday — the searing heat, the choking smoke. Arlene Barker was an 11-year-old student at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic School during the 1958 fire that killed 92 students and three nuns. Barker plans to... more

2 years ago | Sun-Times | Permalink

Chicago high school rooftop garden combats childhood obesity

Obesity rates among children have almost tripled since 1980, according to the CDC. This is a growing concern in Chicago's Humboldt Park. One local high school has taken action against the disease and is seeing progress. more

2 years ago | Medill Reports | Permalink

'Hunger Games' Sparks Archery Interest

Everyone expected the "Hunger Games" would rule the box office. But one unexpected side effect of the hit movie and book series is that archery is now hotter than ever. more

2 years ago | Fox Chicago | Permalink

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