| Aug 6, 2012
When Steve Bernas took over as CEO of the Chicago region's Better Business Bureau, the only employer he's ever known as a professional, it was a baptism by fire.
Bernas was being groomed to take over, but he only took the reins in 2007 because his...
| Jan 26, 2013
| 10:29 AM
Bail was set at $150,000 today on weapons-related charges for a Brighton Park man already on parole in an attempted murder case after beat officers saw him firing a gun near his home this week.
Edgar Jasso, 29, faces charges of unlawful use of a weapon...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 3:58 AM
Three people were hurt in overnight shootings in the West and Southwest Sides, including an apparent drive-by that injured a 17-year-old girl walking down the sidewalk, authorities said.
About 10:45 p.m., the 17-year-old girl was walking in the 6200...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 7:36 AM
A 28-year-old man died Sunday night after the pickup he was driving struck a trailer truck in the Southwest Side's Brighton Park neighborhood, authorities said.
The crash happened at 10:48 p.m. near the intersection of South Kedzie Avenue and West...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 5:14 PM
Chicago firefighters found a body of a man inside a burning garage early Thursday morning, police said.
Police have opened a death investigation and detectives were called to the scene in the 2800 block of West 40th Street.
The fire was reported about...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 4:40 AM
Chicago police are warning Brighton Park and Heart of Chicago residents after five robberies in the two South Side neighborhoods.
In a pair of robberies in the 4300 and 4400 South blocks of Western Avenue in Brighton Park, four people in a dark SUV...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 1:44 PM
As the second fastest-growing neighborhood in the city, Brighton Park is home to a large proportion of Chicago's low-income families and children. Dramatic changes in the last decade have transformed a previously predominant Polish, Irish, Lithuanian, and...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 11:50 AM
One person was injured in a small chemical spill in a Brighton Park neighborhood factory this afternoon.
A hazardous materials crew was responding to the spill in the factory in the 4800 block of South St. Louis Avenue about 1 p.m., said Chicago Fire...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 5:59 AM
One firefighter suffered minor injuries at a fire in the South Chicago neighborhood early Sunday morning, and fires destroyed two other homes in the Gage Park and Brighton Park neighborhoods.
The firefighter hurt in the South Chicago neighborhood, in...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 2:31 PM
A Chicago man is facing multiple charges in connection with a hit-and-run Thursday night that killed a Southwest Side woman and injured another.
Fernando Marin, 40, of the 4500 block of South Drake Avenue, was speeding down South Homan Avenue toward the...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 6:03 AM
A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk. • A Chicago man is facing multiple charges in connection with a Thursday night hit-and-run accident that killed a Southwest Side woman. Read more
• A 30-year-old man was shot in the head...