| Dec 8, 2013
| 5:33 PM
Chicago on Sunday surpassed 400 homicides for the year, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
A 26-year-old man was fatally shot Sunday in the 5600 block of West Bloomingdale Avenue in Austin, according to the Tribune. This was the 400th...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 2:50 AM
A Chicago police officer and two others were injured in a car crash early Tuesday morning in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.
A red sedan was heading east on 72nd Street near Racine Avenue when it hit a Chevy Trailblazer and then ran...
| Dec 12, 2013
This is the time for Christmas lists — which elves have been naughty, which ones have been nice and which ones have skipped along the Chicago Way without doing hard time.
So I wonder if Federal Inmate 40892-424 out in Englewood, Colo., has made...
| Nov 10, 2013
Noemi Heras is supposed to graduate from Prosser Career Academy in 2015, but when she enters a computer lab on the building's second floor, she becomes a member of the class of 2019.
That's the year when, if everything goes according to plan, she will...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 3:39 PM
Fed up with package liquor stores marked by street fights and curbside drug dealing, West Side residents more than a decade ago won a moratorium banning new liquor licenses on a bleak stretch of West Madison Street.
But in April, a new neon sign for...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 7:40 AM
Each weekend seems to bring another jazz festival, the recent Englewood and Hyde Park events leading to yet another on Friday and Saturday nights: the 11th annual Chicago Gypsy Jazz Festival at the Green Mill Jazz Club.
True, Chicago guitarist Alfonso...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 5:27 AM
Charges have been filed against a man who impersonated a federal agent, calling himself "Officer Franklin" in a string of robberies across the South Side.
James Blackman, 46, of the 6400 block of South Morgan Street in the Englewood neighborhood, has...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 8:10 AM
Several of the city's best jazz musicians converged on one of its toughest neighborhoods over the weekend for the 14th annual Englewood Jazz Festival, a small but indefatigable institution conceived by Chicago saxophonist-bandleader Ernest Dawkins....
| Sep 30, 2013
| 5:20 AM
Two men charged in the West Englewood slaying of a Chicago police officer in 2009 are scheduled to go on trial today.
Kevin Walker and Christopher Harris are accused of killing Officer Alejandro "Alex" Valadez as he responded to a report of shots...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 4:18 AM
Two gang members were convicted Wednesday in the murder of a Chicago police officer who had responded to a call of shots fired in the West Englewood neighborhood in 2009.
The convictions by separate Cook County juries came more than two years after a...
| Oct 13, 2013
Miles Harvey has written a book that will ever be on my Best Books I've Ever Read list, 2000's “The Island of Lost Maps.” Also on that list is Alex Kotlowitz's “There Are No Children Here,” published in 1991.