| May 31, 2014
| 5:51 AM
Betty Howard had left her car’s hazard lights on Thursday evening as she ran into drop off some paperwork at her second job at a real estate office along a busy commercial stretch in the Chatham neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side.
| Jun 2, 2014
| 1:23 PM
A social media craze that sends residents on a treasure hunt for hidden envelopes of cash has hit Chicago.
The Hidden Cash Twitter frenzy was first reported in San Francisco and Los Angeles when an anonymous donor began leaving envelopes of cash...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 9:06 PM
When Jahmal Cole, 30, wanted to settle down with his wife six years ago, he was looking for an African-American community with brick bungalows and manicured lawns. His real estate agent suggested either Beverly or Chatham.
The Coles chose Chatham, and in...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 9:23 AM
Twelve Chicago community areas each logged a gunshot homicide in the last week, according to a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data.
On the South Side, killings were recorded in Bridgeport, Chatham, Chicago Lawn, Englewood, Fuller Park, Greater...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 10:21 PM
Foreclosure cases were filed against almost 2,800 Chicago apartment buildings with 7,700 units last year, the smallest number since the housing crisis began and a sign of the residential market's stabilization.
The more than 30 percent decrease in...
| May 1, 2014
| 6:23 PM
One man was killed and 10 other people were wounded, including a 14-year-old boy, in shootings across Chicago Wednesday afternoon through early this morning.
Jeromy Ellis, 34, was shot in the head while standing at the corner of 81st Street and Cottage...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 6:22 PM
A man and a 17-year-old boy were killed and seven others were wounded during Wednesday shootings, authorities said.
A 33-year-old man was killed just south of 56th Street on Elizabeth Avenue about 9:35 p.m and a 28-year-old man with him was wounded in...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 4:46 PM
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NAME, SCHOOL, TOTAL (1ST)
Jahlil Okafor, Whitney...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The following items were taken from police reports:
A 19-year-old Wilmette man was arrested on the 2500 block of East Lake Avenue on Jan. 21 and charged with criminal damage to property after an investigation into a Dec. 29 incident on the...
| Nov 29, 2013
A 12-year-old Olympia Fields boy has died and three other youths were hospitalized after the four were in a crash involving a car that was apparently speeding and being driven by someone younger than 16, police said.
Almani Creamer was pronounced dead...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 6:19 PM
An 18-year-old man was shot and seriously wounded in the Chatham neighborhood this evening, police said.
The man was shot in the arm and chest in the 8200 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue about 5:23 p.m. and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in...