| Apr 29, 2012
| 1:33 AM
Chicago police said that a masked gunman held up a South Side pizza restaurant Saturday night nearly two hours before its scheduled closing hours.
No injuries were reported for the holdup at the Pizza Hut restaurant near the intersection of 89th Street...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 8:08 PM
The decomposed body of a female was found by a utility worker this morning behind a building in the Calumet Heights neighborhood, police said.
Later in the day, people fishing in the Cal Sag Channel found what may be a human skull, officials said.
| Sep 5, 2012
| 3:03 PM
Greater Grand Crossing on Tuesday logged its fifth homicide in about a month, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
An 18-year-old man was shot to death in the 6900 block of South Princeton Avenue, police said.
Greater Grand Crossing has...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 2:10 PM
Chicago this week reached 250 homicides for 2012--the worst start to a year in nine years, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
The city has not reached the 250-homicide mark for the first half of the year since 2003, which saw 286...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 11:50 AM
Chicago police were talking to a person of interest today in connection with last week’s fatal stabbing of a 75-year-old man in his South Side home, authorities said.
The individual was being questioned in the slaying of Donald Ellens, whose body...
| Jan 15, 2011
| 4:32 AM
Four people were wounded, one critically, in two shootings late Friday, Chicago police said.
At 10:33 p.m. in the Calumet Heights neighborhood, a female was shot and critically wounded near the intersection of East 91st Street and South Harper Avenue,...
| Mar 29, 2011
| 9:55 AM
The Chicago Department of Transportation is seeking input from South Side residents on how to improve public transit in the South Lakefront Corridor--the area spanning from 22nd Street to 95th Street east of the Dan Ryan Expressway.
CDOT is holding a...
| May 25, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Austin and Hermosa each saw two homicides in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data shows.
In Hermosa, a man and woman, both 57, were killed Sunday in an auto crash in the 4400 block of West Diversey Avenue, police said. The Cook...