| Jul 29, 2013
| 9:26 AM
A man was hospitalized in serious-to-critical condition this morning after being rescued from a South Side apartment fire that officials said was caused by arson. The 26-year-old man was about to jump from the burning third-floor apartment on the 5600...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 5:10 PM
Four men were killed in separate South Side attacks Monday, two of them within blocks of each other about nine hours apart, authorities said.
In the most recent killing, police responded about 8:50 p.m. to a call of a person shot in an alley adjacent to...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 6:44 AM
A 16-year-old boy shot during a West Englewood robbery was one of at least 7 people shot Tuesday evening into this morning, according to police.
About 7:53 p.m., several male assailants approached the 16-year-old as he rode his bike down the 1800...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 6:15 AM
Vincent Richardson, the teen who passed himself off as a police officer at age 14, pleaded guilty to impersonating a police officer and was given 18 months in state prison today, according to court records.
Richardson, 19, made national headlines when...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 7:44 PM
Six people were wounded in shootings across Chicago overnight.
A 27-year-old man was shot in the shoulder about 4:15 a.m. Friday while walking to his car in the 2000 block of West 65th Street in the West Englewood neighborhood. He was taken to Holy Cross...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 5:56 AM
A high speed crash left a 34-year-old man critically hurt late last night on the South Side.
The motorist was behind the wheel of a 1993 Saturn which plowed into a tree about 11:25 p.m. in the 2000 block of West 69th Street in the West Englewood...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Police are searching for a gunman who shot two men in the Englewood neighborhood, killing one of them, in one of at least six shootings in the city since Tuesday afternoon.
The fatal shooting happened about 1:30 a.m. in the 5800 block of South...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 10:04 AM
West Pullman on Tuesday saw a double homicide, the first double homicide in Chicago since June, according to a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data.
Two men, ages 35 and 38, were shot to death in the 100 block of East 120th Street, police said....
| Dec 25, 2013
| 7:01 AM
Shootings overnight left a 40-year-old man dead and at least three people injured, authorities said.
In what appeared to be the most recent shooting about 2:15 a.m., a man was shot in the 1200 block of West 73rd Place in the Englewood neighborhood on...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 8:20 AM
Police were searching for the hit-and-run driver of a van that struck and killed a 65-year-old man in the Englewood neighborhood Thursday afternoon, officials said.
The hit-and-run accident happened at 4:40 p.m. on the 1000 block of West 59th Street,...
| Nov 8, 2013
More than 30 years ago, I wrote a series for the Tribune, called "City on the Brink," on Chicago's descent into Rust Belt torpor. It chronicled a litany of loss — of industries, stores, people, jobs and taxes — that seemingly doomed Chicago to...