| May 31, 2012
| 4:27 PM
An off-duty Chicago Police lieutenant in the drive-through lane of a Northwest Side bank called 911 when he saw it being robbed by a man also suspected in four previous robberies and an attempted robbery, authorities said today.
Charlie Montalvo, 36,...
| Jun 2, 2012
| 5:22 PM
A Chicago man was charged today with pistol-whipping a CTA train passenger and stealing his iPhone in an altercation last month that ended with four members of the Guardian Angels volunteer security patrol being stabbed.
Keith Gunn, 34, is accused of...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 11:55 AM
A report by real-estate website Trulia has ranked Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood as one of the top 10 gayest neighborhoods in America.
By identifying zip codes with high-concentrations of gay and lesbian couples (using Census data) and examining the...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 6:59 PM
A 93-year-old woman was hospitalized initially in critical condition after she was struck by a Loyola University shuttle bus on the North Side this morning, officials said.
The accident happened at the intersection of Bryn Mawr Avenue and Sheridan Road...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 1:54 PM
A man and a woman were stabbed to death in separate incidents on the North Side Tuesday morning, police said.
A 22-year-old man was fatally stabbed in the 1400 block of North Sedgwick Street on the Near North Side, and a 53-year-old woman was stabbed...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 4:30 AM
A 32-year-old man was shot dead in an alley in the Edgewater Beach neighborhood on the city's North Side.
Killed was Aaron Price, of the 5500 block of North Winthrop Avenue, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
An autopsy is scheduled...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 6:25 PM
Police evacuated an Edgewater neighborhood Dominick's grocery store this evening after a bomb threat was reported, police said.
The Dominick's on the 6000 block of North Broadway was evacuated at about 7 p.m. this evening, said Chicago Police News...
| Dec 21, 2009
Following Tribune reports of violent attacks by felons living in nursing homes, some facilities are scrambling to comply with a 4-year-old disclosure law requiring them to notify state public health officials when they admit offenders, state officials...
| Sep 30, 2009
Background checks designed to identify dangerous new residents of Illinois nursing homes often fall short by missing ex-convicts' violent crimes and downplaying the risks they pose to others, the Tribune has found.
Some of these offenders went on to...
| Dec 1, 2009
She was a beautiful woman with broad cheekbones and an easy smile. But drug addiction dragged Maratta Walker into a life of prostitution and violence.
By last year the 45-year-old had been arrested more than 35 times for crimes ranging from crack cocaine...
| Jun 9, 2009
| 9:41 AM
(WGN-AM)- Chicagoans love to brag about their open, people-friendly lakefront. In reality, 4 of the city's 30 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline are unavailable to the public--cordoned off by an intimidating combination of high-rises, "Private Property"...