| Jul 2, 2013
| 4:58 AM
A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk.
• One person was taken to the hospital from an extra-alarm blaze that broke out in South Side's Bronzeville neighborhood late Monday night. Read more
• A man was shot to death and four...
| Mar 10, 2013
Eunita Rushing feels at home when she's near plants, so perhaps it's no surprise that since 1999 she has been the enthusiastic president of the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance, which works in partnership with the Chicago Park District to raise funds...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 1:54 PM
Citing the need for financial responsibility and a desire to conserve resources for the 40th anniversary season, Victory Gardens Theater artistic director Chay Yew announced Monday that the venerable non-profit will have a 2013-14 subscription season of...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 12:21 PM
A 20-year-old gang member gunned down a 28-year-old Bronzeville man on New Year's Day, then stood over his victim and fired several more shots, a prosecutor said today during a bond hearing.
Bail was denied for Anthony Robinson, 20, in the slaying of...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 4:41 AM
Shootings on the West and South sides left a 17-year-old boy dead and two other teenagers wounded Saturday evening, authorities said.
The fatal shooting happened about 6 p.m., as the 17-year-old and an 18-year-old were sitting in a car in the 2400 block...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 3:13 PM
Leroy Collins never says anything about it. He never tells his neighbors he was once a movie star — once.
Collins is 89 and lives by himself in the Montgomery Place retirement community in Hyde Park. Scientists who worked on the Manhattan...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 2:01 PM
A 31-year-old off-duty Chicago police officer who died when the SUV she was driving rolled over on the Chicago Skyway late Friday was on her way to celebrate a new position with the department, according to her family.
Shaunda Bond, 31, was pronounced...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 1:23 PM
Bowling trophies that have collected dust from decades past litter the interior of Mont Clare Shoe Repair (7181 W. Grand Ave.), a family-owned business tucked away in the city's far Northwest Side Mont Clare community. The business is celebrating its 75th...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 12:45 AM
A 44-year-old man died Saturday afternoon while in police custody on the West Side, officials said.
John Hubbard had been arrested on Saturday and was taken to a police building on the 3300 block of West Fillmore Street in the Homan Square neighborhood,...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 4:52 AM
An early-morning fire in the Bronzeville neighborhood sent a male to the hospital in critical condition, authorities said.
The blaze broke out about 12:15 a.m. in a high-rise building in the 4200 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue, fire officials said....
| Jan 8, 2013
After being beaten with a pan and left in the dark for hours bound to a pole, the 11-year-old girl escaped from her abusive home through a basement window and walked barefoot six blocks to the La Grange police station one summer night in 2011.
| Jan 8, 2013
| 12:32 AM
Smoke inhalation left a man in serious-to-critical condition following a fire Monday night in the Bronzeville neighborhood, according to the Chicago Fire Department.
A woman also sustained minor burns and jumped from somewhere inside the three-story...