| Jan 28, 2014
| 6:17 PM
Vincent Petrella loved his job at the tollway, especially being out on the road in weather people hated.
"He just loved it," said his sister Maria Petrella. "He always looked forward to it when it came to snow. He was just a hard worker."
| Feb 8, 2014
| 2:45 PM
An 18-year-old Chicago man was hospitalized after being shot in Evanston this afternoon, Evanston police said.
The shooting happened at about 2:30 p.m. on the 500 block of Howard Street, Evanston police said.
The man was shot multiple times and taken to...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 6:44 PM
A taxicab driver was ticketed after he ran a red light and got into an accident before striking and seriously injuring a 66-year-old woman this afternoon on the Near North Side, officials said.
The woman was taken from the accident at Clark Street and...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 5:12 AM
A small blaze in a basement incinerataor sent smoke through a 24-story building on the South Side early Thursday morning, sending two people to a hospital with smoke inhalation.
The fire was reported about 4 a.m. in the high-rise in the 3500 block of...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 9:03 AM
A woman died in a two-vehicle accident Monday morning on the Dan Ryan Expressway, officials said.
The 25-year-old woman from Chicago was driving a gray 2004 Chevrolet Impala southbound about 6:02 a.m. on Interstate 94 near 89th Street when her vehicle...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 6:58 PM
A man was fatally shot in the city's South Side in the Bronzeville neighborhood, and at least 13 others were wounded during shootings citywide over 36 hours Friday and Saturday.
Most recently, about 7:30 a.m. in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, a 19-...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 8:14 AM
Daisy Atwood was getting ready for bed when she got the call: Her daughter and two great-grandsons, 3 and 5, had been shot while headed home from the store.
"I just froze," said Atwood, 77. "It doesn’t make me angry, it makes me scared. It’...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 5:11 AM
A fire ravaged a Glory to Glory Family Christian Center building late Thursday night, according to authorities.
The building damaged was used by the church as a food pantry on the weekends.
"It's used once every Saturday to give about 100-something...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 5:31 PM
Three men were killed and four other people injured in separate shootings Monday night and Tuesday morning on the South and Southwest Sides, authorities said.
Police said the latest of the three homicides was about 6:12 a.m. Tuesday morning in the...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 12:26 PM
The CTA is looking into a report of Mace being sprayed on a Red Line train Tuesday afternoon.
About 12:15 p.m., a northbound Red Line train operator was alerted that a rider had sprayed Mace in a rail car but not directly at another rider, CTA...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 7:50 PM
Officials said a Forest Park bound Blue Line CTA train derailed slightly after the train hit an automobile tire that somehow ended up on the tracks.
The incident happened at about 7:40 p.m. when the train had just left the Cicero station on the West...