Red Line Contingency Plan Passes First
The Red Line Project's Josclynn Brandon braved the real test of the Red Line South construction plan -- the first rush-hour commute from 95th Street. Her experience in a nutshell? Smooth sailing.
Graphic: Part of the Red Line South Branch.
Votes to Close 50 CPS Schools
On a wild day of protests and confrontations between security and parents, the school board voted to close 50 CPS schools on Wednesday -- 49 elementary and one high school. Four of the original 54 schools were spared. List | Map
- Trumbull closing: Protest | Hearing | Announcement
- Protests: Thousands protest | Students demonstrate
Multimedia: Audio slideshow | Video
Photo: Protesters outside CPS, demanding to be let into the meeting. (Photo/Josclynn Brandon)
2012 Homicides by Ward
The Red Line Project's Clayton Guse mapped the city's 2012 homicides against Chicago's wards. Search the interactive map by address, sort by victim age and date, click on the pins for homicide details and the wards for alderman contact information. Full story
Credits: RedEye's homicide tracker, the City Data Portal and Derek Eder's searchable map template.