| Aug 27, 2012
| 6:41 AM
Chicago this weekend surpassed 50 homicides for the month and 350 homicides for the year, according to a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data.
Nine homicides were logged in Chicago from Friday through Sunday, including a double homicide in...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 6:05 AM
Two men in their late teens were killed in separate shootings on the South Side overnight, Chicago police said.
The first slaying occurred at about 9 p.m. Tuesday in the 6900 block of South Princeton Avenue in the Englewood neighborhood, police 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...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 4:08 AM
A Chicago police officer was injured this morning when he was struck by car that then sped off on the South Side, authorities said.
The officer was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, police...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 6:40 AM
West Pullman has recorded three homicides in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data showed.
On Tuesday, a 25-year-old woman and a 38-year-old man were shot to death in the 12000 block of South Eggleston Avenue, police said. Three...
| Nov 28, 2011
| 9:48 AM
Hundreds of candidates for the state legislature, countywide offices and Chicago ward committeeman began filing today for the March 20 primary.
In Springfield, the line stretched from the door of the State Board of Elections for more than a block, a...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 10:20 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel will join mayors from across the U.S. in supporting the rights of same-sex couples to marry.
Mayors for Freedom to Marry will be launched as part of the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting in Washington D.C., where Emanuel is set to...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 12:51 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today called on residents to help police take back their neighborhoods in the wake of a spate of shootings around Chicago.
The mayor said the spike in violence -- including 49 shootings with 10 fatalities last weekend and the Monday...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 12:33 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is targeting nine hard-hit neighborhoods in Chicago's latest effort to stem the tide of home foreclosures and, as with many recent announcements, the mayor is counting on private investment to make his plans work.
| Nov 5, 2010
Like every dedicated farmer, Darius Dixon rises before dawn each morning and heads out the door with dreams of a bountiful harvest.
But for Dixon, 17, embracing an agrarian way of life requires a grueling two-hour commute five days a week on a CTA bus...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 4:32 PM
The Reader's Mick Dumke sets the scene: Hundreds of people gathered inside a Chatham church Saturday morning for a Q&A session with police superintendent Garry McCarthy. But 15 minutes after (11 a.m., when) it was scheduled to start, the featured......