| Jun 29, 2011
| 1:28 PM
A 23-year-old Chicago man was charged with killing the 18-month-old son of his live-in girlfriend because he was angry, police said.
Tinnell Smith, of the 4200 block of South Calumet Avenue in the Bronzeville neighborhood, was charged with first degree...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 12:01 PM
A Chicago man charged with killing the 18-month-old son of his live-in girlfriend admitted that he repeatedly punched the toddler in the face and chest because he was angry, prosecutors said today.
When doctors at the University of Chicago Comer...
| Jul 4, 2011
| 12:21 PM
Are you in the Loop when it comes to knowing the ins and outs of the "L"?
If all you know about the Green Line is that it's a Goose Island beer, you're in luck. Two Chicago groups are offering tours this summer that detail the intricacies of the CTA....
| Jul 5, 2011
| 1:39 AM
A teenage boy was critically wounded and a man with him also was shot this morning in the city's Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side, police said.
The shooting happened just before 1 a.m. in the 600 block of East 45th Street, police said.
| Jul 17, 2011
| 5:34 PM
Hundreds of teenagers and 20-somethings queued up along Ashland Avenue before the gates opened at the Pitchfork Music Festival, enduring a relentless midday sun in exchange for the best vantage points around the festival stages.
Though Pitchfork's crowds...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 1:17 PM
Two men who were shot in the Bronzeville neighborhood early this morning took themselves to a South Side hospital, police said.
Someone shot a 26-year-old in the face and a 29-year-old in the arm at 12:40 a.m. in the 4300 block of South Michigan Avenue,...
| Mar 4, 2012
| 8:48 AM
At least eight people were injured on the South and West sides in overnight violence, according to police and fire department officials.
Two men were stabbed about 4:30 this morning in the 200 block of South Halsted Street in the Greektown neighborhood...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 7:39 PM
A lawsuit filed by local school councils can’t block a Chicago Public Schools plan to close or revamp operations at 17 low-achieving schools, a Cook County judge ruled Friday.
CPS officials issued a brief statement lauding Judge Michael B. Hyman&...
| Mar 11, 2012
| 5:00 PM
Following a tussle between cabdrivers over a position in the line to lease taxis for the night, one driver pulled a 9mm pistol and shot two of his co-workers, prosecutors said.
Frederick Bailey, 63, fired a round through one man’s arm and hit...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 6:45 PM
Chicago police say an attack on a Bronzeville street has gone from robbery to murder. An elderly man was beaten and bitten - yes, bitten - for the $10 he had in his hand.
Police are looking for a suspect who is well-known in that neighborhood. The 76-...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 4:29 AM
A Chicago Democratic lawmaker charged with bribery a week ago won decisively in Tuesday's primary, the first election under a newly drawn map that shook up House and Senate seats from the city to the suburbs.
Even before unofficial results rolled in,...