How well did you find your way around 1975 Chicago? 63rd and Halsted was once the busiest shopping district outside downtown. When the local stores began to lose business to the suburbs, the bus-mall and the fancy street lights were the city's attempt to stabilize the area.
Bernie Mac is getting a Chicago street named after him in a posthumous honor from his hometown.The stand-up comedian was born in Chicago and developed his stand-up routines in clubs on the city's South Side.Mac died in 2008 at the age of 50.
Crime is falling in Chicago, but one neighborhood hasn’t felt that dip. According to the police department, in 2011, Englewood had more murders than any other police district in the city. Residents are aware of the glum statistics, but they have different theories about why their South Sid
Each week on Venture, we trek out into the local business scene to see how wider economic trends are playing out on the micro-level. This week, we'll get unemployment rates for cities across Illinois.The state's been slowly adding jobs again, but the gains aren't spread evenly.
"Eight Forty-Eight" kicked off Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebrations a little early this year by giving a nod to the everyday heroes among us. Rosazlia Grillier lives in Englewood on the South Side; she was recently named an Allstate Give Back Day Hero.
The sun is slowly setting on a generation of old city firehouses. Phased out by a new breed of larger, better-equipped firehouses, many of the pre-1930 houses--mainstays of the Chicago Fire Department for close to a century--await new duties.