| 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...
| Jan 8, 2013
For the past year, the Tribune has reported in depth on issues at the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services that include high worker caseloads, overdue investigations, an overloaded child abuse hotline and violent deaths of children whose...
| Jan 1, 2013
| 5:36 PM
An afternoon shooting in the Bronzeville neighborhood has left one man dead, authorities said.
Kelvin Jemison, 29, was declared dead at 3:20 p.m. at the University of Chicago hospitals following the shooting in the 4500 block of South Champlain Avenue,...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 6:29 PM
Bail was set today for a 48-year-old South Side woman accused of leaving her 3-year-old granddaughter on a CTA bus for 30 minutes this week in the South Loop.
Police said Elaine Carla Overton of the 3600 block of South Rhodes Avenue was charged with...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 9:12 AM
An 85-year-old and a 67-year-old were taken to hospitals following a fire this morning at a senior housing building in the Bronzeville neighborhood.
The 85-year-old suffered burns to 25 percent of the body and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital...