| Nov 19, 2011
| 8:20 PM
A Lawndale man is charged with first-degree murder for shooting to death a 19-year-old after a dice game in June, Cook County prosecutors said Saturday.
Kenyahta Beck, 31, of the 1500 block of North Kildare, allegedly shot Jonathan Banks in the head,...
| Nov 11, 2010
Mayor Pedro Segarra, giving more details about moving the Festival Of Light holiday display from Constitution Plaza to Bushnell Park after 47 years, said Wednesday that the park offers a more central location for visitors and better access to downtown...
| Nov 25, 2011
| 6:46 PM
Police are questioning the mother of a four-year-old boy and her boyfriend tonight after the child was found earlier this afternoon beaten to death in a Gage Park neighborhood home, police said.
Officials were called around 2 p.m. to the scene located...
| Nov 26, 2011
| 5:46 PM
Everything was ready for Christopher Valdez’s fourth birthday party on Friday: the cake and presents from family members who planned to congregate at the home of the boy’s grandparents in Chicago’s Gage Park neighborhood.
| Dec 19, 2011
| 10:44 AM
Ann M. Moore, a high-level aide during the administration of Republican Gov. John G. Rowland, has died at 57.
Moore, known for her toughness, had waged a long battle against cancer.
After holding five different positions in the Rowland administration,...
| Jan 15, 2012
| 8:24 AM
One person suffered minor injuries and nine people were displaced this morning after a fire broke out at a building in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the city's West Side.
Firefighters were called out about 8:45 a.m. to a two-story building located at...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 8:49 PM
Three men who forced their way into a Lakeview home at gunpoint were arrested and one of the six victims was behind bars, as well, after a drug-related home invasion Sunday night, police said.
At about 10:15 p.m., three masked men rang the doorbell of...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 12:37 PM
Dawer Gilani, a resident of Bridgeport, has already been arrested for stalking a woman in Fairfield. This time, Gilani allegedly chose to stalk the same woman via Facebook and Twitter using his photograph. Although Gilani used a different name, the...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 3:35 AM
Two people found in car that hit a tree in the Marquette Park neighborhood had been shot, apparently more than a mile away, authorities said.
In all, three people were taken to local hospitals following the crash near Maplewood and Columbus Avenues on...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 5:15 PM
When Crystal Valdez brought her son Christopher to the emergency room last July, a doctor quickly suspected the boy hadn't been hurt in the way his mom claimed.
The bright-eyed 3-year-old with a shock of brown hair and a fascination with superheroes...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 3:24 PM
Cook County Public Guardian Robert Harris is sharply criticizing the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services after a 4-year-old boy was beaten to death.
"Untill a child dies, it doesn't seem to get much attention," Harris said....