| Jun 29, 2014
As 6-month-old Lailani Casara fell asleep to the soft hum of her portable oxygen machine, her caretakers spoke of the mother she'll never know.
"She held on for this baby," said great-grandmother Fannie Casara, cradling the drowsy infant. "So this...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 10:00 PM
The Chicago Police Department has canceled days off on weekends for dozens of cops on tactical, saturation and gun teams in certain high-crime neighborhoods as violence has picked up in recent weeks with the arrival of warmer weather.
The extra officers...
| Jun 20, 2014
Dear Mayor Rahm Emanuel,
I appreciate your frustration regarding the newly emblazoned 20-foot-6-inch-high sign that now hangs over the riverfront near Michigan Avenue. I appreciate your concern that it is, as you put it, "tasteless" and that the...
| May 29, 2014
| 3:40 AM
Seven people were shot in separate incidents Wednesday and early Thursday in South and West side neighborhoods, police said.
The most recent shooting happened about 4 a.m. and left a 21-year-old man wounded. He was shot in the parking lot shared by a...
| May 30, 2014
| 5:02 AM
Austin and East Garfield Park each recorded two homicides in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
In Austin, a 33-year-old man was fatally shot Monday in the 200 block of North Laramie Avenue, police said. That same day,...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 4:51 AM
Three men were fatally shot and and seven people wounded in shootings late Sunday and early Monday on the South, West and Southwest sides, authorities said.
Aa 27-year-old man was fatally shot Sunday night in the 6200 block of South Francisco Avenue...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 1:42 PM
Bail was set at $300,000 today for a man charged with sexually assaulting an 8-year-old child whose family was renting an apartment he owned on the Southwest Side, authorities said.
Javier Vallejo, 56, of the Chicago Lawn neighborhood, has been...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 6:01 AM
A man who believed his mother was inside a burning home in Chicago Lawn was seriously injured when he rushed inside to rescue her, according to relatives and fire officials.
The man, 43, did not know his mother had already made it out when he returned to...
| 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...
| May 7, 2014
| 10:14 AM
Chatham logged four homicides in the last week, a RedEye review of preliminary police data found.
An 18-year-old man was shot to death Tuesday in the 7900 block of South Vincennes Avenue, police said. Two days earlier, a 29-year-old man was shot to...
| May 4, 2014
| 9:29 AM
Children played on a patch of grass in the shadow of Soldier Field until the sound of bagpipes to the north drew their attention, and that of their parents.
As the pipes approached, escorted by police officers on motorcycles and followed by thousands of...