| Feb 28, 2015
| 11:15 AM
A 16-year-old boy has been charged with murder in the Friday slaying of a 17-year-old in front of the older boy’s Aurora home, police said Saturday.
Gianni Aguirre, of the 100 block of Bluff Street, was shot and killed about 1 p.m. Friday as he...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 1:37 PM
Joseph Burdine had been shot before, in 2010, just around the corner from where he was killed Wednesday night.
Police say Burdine was wounded in the abdomen by a 16-year-old boy after an argument on the street. The boy was charged and sentenced to 15...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 6:26 PM
Federal attorneys urged jurors during their closing arguments Thursday to convict Juan Briseno of murdering six people as part of his criminal work with the East Chicago Imperial Gangsters, saying they had more than enough evidence.
"We have brought you...
| Apr 9, 2015
| 7:09 PM
Reports that filmmaker Spike Lee is planning to shoot a feature movie here called "Chiraq" ruined Aaron Pierce's mood Thursday.
"I'm just really concerned about using that name," said Pierce, a South Side rapper who started an "Anti-Chiraq" social media...
| Apr 10, 2015
| 6:37 PM
There is an old story about a political pollster who asked in a telephone survey, "What is the bigger problem in America today, ignorance or apathy?" Just before slamming the phone down, one irritated respondent replied emphatically, "I don't know and...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 2:50 PM
The UCF-area shooting that left two men critically injured Thursday night has raised more concerns about student safety and gang activity in the neighborhoods bordering the campus off Alafaya Trail.
Although the victims — ages 21 and 22 —...
| Apr 12, 2015
The drive-by shooting that left two young men hurt in a neighborhood just west of UCF's main campus off Alafaya Trail last week was most likely drug-related, a witness told Orange County investigators.
A report recently obtained from the Sheriff's...
| Apr 8, 2015
| 11:42 AM
Nearly 1,000 suspected gang members, including almost 90 from the Los Angeles area, were swept up in a nationwide crackdown on transnational gangs, authorities announced Wednesday.
The sweep, dubbed Operation Wildfire, pulled in 87 members of more...
| Mar 29, 2015
As an argument earlier this month escalated, someone suddenly yelled, "Brim Blood!"
A gunman then fired a round at two others near UCF's Phi Delta Theta fraternity house on Khayyam Avenue, just across Alafaya Trail from the main entrance to the campus....
| Apr 2, 2015
Did mayoral debate moderator Phil Ponce of WTTW-TV cross the line Tuesday night in the debate between Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia and Mayor Rahm Emanuel?
Ponce told me yes, he thinks he did.
He told me that he crossed the line in...
| Apr 1, 2015
| 6:09 PM
HARTFORD — Two men who authorities say are members of the city's Money Green Bedroc street gang have been charged in connection with a 2009 homicide on Liberty Street, according to the state's attorney's office.
Kendall Jules, 26, was arrested...