Chicago Sun-Times Latest news from the Chicago Sun-Times Online en-us (Editor) Newspapers Chicago Sun-Times 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ The most dangerous block in Chicago? A stretch of South King Drive where a young Michelle Obama once lived ]]> Lead story image

They call it “O Block.” It’s a notorious stretch of South Side real estate, including the sprawling Parkway Gardens apartment complex, known for violence. Nineteen people were shot on O Block — the 6400 block of South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive — between June 2011 and June 2014, making it the most dangerous block in Chicago over that period, a Chicago Sun-Times analysis found. ]]> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 06:27:14 -0600 <![CDATA[ Sun-Times reporter Kim Janssen wins ‘best obituary’ award ]]> Lead story image

The Society of Professional Obituary Writers has given its award for the best obituary published in 2012 to Chicago Sun-Times reporter Kim Janssen for his reporting on Delfino “Don Vale” Mora, a Mexican immigrant who found a better life for himself and his family in Chicago but ended up a victim of the city’s violence. ]]> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 13:32:48 -0600 <![CDATA[ Gun violence reverberates through nation in a year of mass killings ]]> Lead story image

NEIL STEINBERG: At the stroke of midnight ushering in 2012, Michael Smith, was among the Chicagoans who fired a gun in to the air. According to police, when officers caught up to him he ran and at some point during the chase Smith raised his gun. Police shot him and Smith became the first Chicagoan to die by the bullet in 2012. ]]> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 06:43:19 -0600