| Jan 31, 2014
| 4:32 AM
The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
| Feb 19, 2014
| 2:23 PM
Four Chicago community areas logged their second homicides of 2014 in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
Each of the community areas--Austin, Englewood, South Shore and Woodlawn--saw their first homicide of the year in...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 10:27 AM
Several residents will be looking for a new place to live after a fire raced through two buildings in the Englewood neighborhood late this morning.
No one was hurt during the blaze, which started about 11:10 a.m. on a back porch of a 2-1/2 story frame...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 5:35 PM
A 17-year-old Chicago rapper has been charged with murder in connection to the fatal shooting of a livery driver in Wentworth Gardens last month.
Clint Massey, who performs as “RondoNumbaNine,” was ordered held in lieu of $2 million bail...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 2:05 PM
A 35-year-old Indiana man was killed when someone fired into a South Side home after a party late Saturday night, police said.
The man, from Gary, had been attending a party in the 2000 block of West 67th Street in the West Englewood neighborhood when a...
| Mar 15, 2014
I read the Oct. 27 Tribune editorial "Curb crime, save Chicago," and I agree with the solutions put forth to decrease crime.
As a student at Johnson College Prep High School in the center of Englewood, a neighborhood where many crimes...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 5:40 AM
Chicago police shot and wounded a man as he stood on a balcony and started pointing a gun at a sergeant, authorities said.
Officers had been called to 61st Street and Sangamon Avenue in the Englewood neighborhood around 10 p.m. Monday and found the man,...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 1:49 PM
West Englewood and West Garfield Park each recorded a gunshot homicide in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
In West Englewood, a 35-year-old man was shot to death Saturday in the 2000 block of West 67th Street, police...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 5:09 PM
Growing up in a gang-infested section of Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood, Alejandro “Alex” Valadez felt the impact street violence left – the bullet hole in his living room window, blood on the sidewalk and, deepest of all,...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 8:46 PM
Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy on Wednesday said the number of shootings, particularly gang-related ones, has dropped sharply in the first 2 ½ months of 2014.
At a news conference at a police station in the Englewood neighborhood, one of...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 10:52 AM
Michael McDonald, the soulful 62-year-old singer known for hits "I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near), "What A Fool Believes," and "Minute By Minute" is coming back to the Peninsula where, once upon a time, he discovered a young singer and piano...