| Mar 28, 2014
| 8:07 AM
Chief Keef is living the dream.
Over the past few years he has risen from obscurity to prominence as an aspiring rapper. He's a household name with a multi-million dollar deal with Interscope Records. His videos rack up views in the millions, major...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 11:41 AM
Though teenage rapper Chief Keef apparently had been a regular presence at a Northfield home where a shooting took place last month, he also recently faced eviction from a mansion he rents in Highland Park.
Chief Keef, whose real name is Keith Cozart,...
| May 19, 2014
| 2:10 PM
A $10,000 reward is being offered for information about the theft of more than a dozen semiautomatic assault rifles from a freight container at a rail yard in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood earlier this month.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,...
| May 22, 2014
| 7:47 PM
Guns, gangs, and violence are unmistakable themes in Michael Block's latest video game, but those expecting "Grand Theft Auto: Chicago" will be greatly disappointed.
In "We Are Chicago," the DePaul grad's indie project about life in Englewood, to be...
| 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...
| 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 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 8, 2014
| 5:08 AM
Chicago police had always suspected that the man who raped and killed 12-year-old Jahmeshia Conner was part of the fabric of a small section of Englewood where she lived with her mother and four siblings.
But, with almost no leads, the 2009 case went...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 4:50 PM
A south suburban man accused of shooting two people in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood over the Easter weekend was ordered held Saturday on $300,000 bail.
Prosecutors said Keithrick Childs, 23, was one of two men who walked up to a vehicle and...