| Jun 11, 2014
| 4:12 PM
A concert starring controversial rapper Chief Keef scheduled to take place this weekend in Cicero has been canceled amid security concerns, police said.
The concert was still being advertised on the website for the Olympic Theater Wednesday but ticket...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 7:53 AM
The working group tasked with discussing a raise in Chicago's minimum wage has set dates and times for its next four public hearings.
The first meeting was held Monday night at Kennedy-King College in Englewood, and provided a forum for dozens of...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 5:48 AM
Shootings on the city's South, West and Southwest sides have left four people dead and seven others injured since midday Monday.
The toll includes two women fatally shot in the Ashburn neighbhood Monday morning, as well as the man believed to have...
| May 25, 2014
| 4:58 AM
Chicago police shot and killed a knife-wielding man who chased paramedics responding to a 911 call for a person stabbed, according to authorities.
The shooting happened about 11:30 p.m. near the intersection of 71st Street and Racine Avenue in the...
| May 9, 2014
| 11:46 AM
Part of a shipment of semiautomatic assault rifles was stolen this week from a freight train container at a rail yard in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, federal authorities and a railroad spokesman said.
The 13 Smith & Wesson M&P15 Sport...
| 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 6, 2014
| 2:04 PM
A man has been charged with attempted murder after shooting at two undercover Chicago police officers as they sat in a van in an Englewood alley, authorities said.
The officers were in the 2000 block of 68th Street around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday when two...
| May 6, 2014
| 5:08 AM
The city of Chicago is moving forward with its $1 lot purchase program, declaring the pilot effort a success even before lot sales have been finalized.
Earlier this year, the city began accepting applications from homeowners, block clubs and non-profit...
| 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 7, 2014
| 4:36 PM
When the board of the Golden Apple Foundation, which annually recognizes exceptional teachers, got together to discuss the creation of a new award for principals, one name kept coming up.
“We were saying things like ‘The principal has to...
| May 4, 2014
Once a week, Alex Poltorak roams the alleyways of Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood hunting for white buckets stashed here and there crammed with banana peels, avocado shells, bits of onions and other colorful vegetable scraps from his customers'...