| Nov 29, 2013
| 2:40 PM
America will soon nod respectfully to the first anniversary of the 26 murders that shocked the nation last year, sparking fervent cries for action.
In Newtown, those directly affected by the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012,...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 9:07 PM
Two suspects in their early 20s were charged Monday night in the shooting last week at a park in Chicago's Back of the Yards neighborhood that left 13 injured, including a 3-year-old boy, Cook County prosecutors said.
The break in the case came as the...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 7:36 AM
No one expected gangs to find their way to Pill Hill.
That was one thing that attracted Bernice Mack to the neighborhood more than 40 years ago. More than the quiet streets, though, it was the charming red brick trilevel on South Chappel Avenue that...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 6:18 PM
Two men in their 20s opened fire into a park on the South Side last week -- wounding a 3-year-old boy and 12 other people -- after one of the men had been grazed by a bullet hours earlier, police said today.
They did not aim at anyone in particular...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 4:55 PM
There are two certainties Pennsylvanians should keep in mind as the sensational story of motorcycle group violence in New York City continues to unfold.
Could such an episode happen here?
I cannot say what was in the minds of those bikers as they...
| Jan 3, 2014
Maria Gutierrez wipes away tears as she watches video of her son Angel staring at the camera, singing in a powerful voice that rattles her cellphone speaker. In a corner of her apartment, a poster depicts him smiling under a Cubs cap, a pair of wings...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 9:25 PM
Season 3 narrowed its focus to Brody and Carrie, both imprisoned by jailers who insist they are only helping.
As the episode opens, we see Brody nearly dead somewhere in a South American forest. His head is shaved and he’s been shot. Yelling in...
| Sep 22, 2013
Chicago has a history of obliterating its history. Significant buildings fall to the wrecking ball for parking lots, and entire swaths of the cityscape are bulldozed by economic forces like deindustrialization and gentrification, and political movements...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 10:07 PM
A gunman with a military-grade assault rifle opened fire on a pickup basketball game in the Back of the Yards neighborhood late Thursday, injuring 13 people and pulling the city back into the spotlight for its epidemic of gun violence.
The mass shooting...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 6:49 AM
Bryon Champ decided to seek quick revenge last week after he was grazed in the leg in a gang-related shooting, authorities say.
The convicted felon reached out to Kewane Gatewood, who for a few months had been hiding an AK-47-style rifle under his bed...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 3:56 PM
Johnny Dudek had piercing blue eyes, swooping bangs and a perfect grin — thanks to the braces that came off not long ago. Soon to turn 16, he was excited about getting the white Grand Am his grandmother left him before she died, though his parents...