| Jan 11, 2014
| 7:58 PM
The two boys injured in a Hammond house fire Wednesday night that killed their three siblings and injured their father were released from John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital this evening in good condition, hospital officials said.
The boys, ages 2 and 6,...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 5:17 PM
Five people have been shot across the city since Saturday evening, among them a 16-year-old boy fatally shot after a fight in the West Woodlawn neighborhood, police said.
An autopsy today determined Marquise Harris, 16, died of a gunshot wound to the...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 12:52 PM
A 17-year-old girl and a 21-year-old woman were wounded Monday morning during separate shootings on the South Side.
A person trying to rob the girl shot her in the abdomen about 7:55 a.m. in the 10200 block of South Commercial Avenue in the city's South...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 5:13 AM
The grandmother of three children who died in a Hammond house fire last week will appear in court today to try to gain custody of her two surviving grandchildren.
Sarah Pittman said her grandchildren, ages 2 and 7, were placed in foster care by the...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 2:04 PM
A man was shot in the chest this afternoon in the Gresham neighborhood, officials said.
The man, 20, was taken in serious condition to Stroger Hospital, according to police.
The shooting happened around 3:45 p.m. in the 8100 block of South Ashland...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 12:14 PM
The driver of a minivan that sources said went around downed crossing gates Tuesday morning in south suburban Robbins and was struck by a Metra train died early Wednesday, authorities said.
Emmanuel Allen, 42, was pronounced dead at 1:11 a.m. at John H....
| Jan 16, 2014
| 7:33 AM
Seven people were hurt when a car driven by an impaired driver crashed into another vehicle early this morning in the Noble Square neighborhood, starting a four-vehicle collision, authorities said.
The driver believed to be responsible, a 29-year-old...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 8:20 AM
Police were searching for the hit-and-run driver of a van that struck and killed a 65-year-old man in the Englewood neighborhood Thursday afternoon, officials said.
The hit-and-run accident happened at 4:40 p.m. on the 1000 block of West 59th Street,...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 7:01 AM
Shootings overnight left a 40-year-old man dead and at least three people injured, authorities said.
In what appeared to be the most recent shooting about 2:15 a.m., a man was shot in the 1200 block of West 73rd Place in the Englewood neighborhood on...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 10:03 AM
Eight-year-old Lauren Jessica Smith recently confronted her mother after finding receipts for gifts she had asked from Santa Claus. Yes, her mother admitted, she did buy them but Santa would be putting them under the tree.
The 3rd grader was looking...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 10:35 AM
At least three people, including a 15-year-old boy, have been injured in shootings in Chicago this morning, after three others were shot, one fatally, overnight, authorities said.
The 15-year-old walked into Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center...