| Dec 17, 2013
| 3:02 AM
A 23-year-old man walked into Mount Sinai Hospital with gunshot wounds and told police he had been shot on the West Side about 3 a.m., police said.
He told police he had been shot near Huron and Homan Avenues in the East Garfield Park neighborhood...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 2:46 AM
A 34-year-old man was shot while sitting in a car on the West Side on Sunday night.
The man was in the 300 block of North Hamlin Avenue in the East Garfield Park neighborhood when someone pulled alongside in another car and started shooting.
| Dec 14, 2013
| 11:04 AM
An East Garfield Park neighborhood woman was the fifth person to die from cold-related causes this season in Cook County, officials have determined.
Margie Chandler, 62, was pronounced dead at 8:45 a.m. Thursday at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical...
| Dec 10, 2013
You couldn't ask for a better — or more infuriating — explanation for the financial implosion of Chicago Public Schools than Sunday's installment of the Tribune's "Broken Bonds" series.
To sum up: Chicago Public Schools officials were warned...
| Dec 9, 2013
They are children who walk along Safe Passage routes to school, mothers and fathers who keep a close watch on their children and a wary eye on the streets, and merchants who lament that the persistent violence keeps potential customers away.
| Dec 7, 2013
| 6:19 AM
An 18-year-old man was injured when someone in a car next to his fired shots at a red light in the Austin neighborhood early this morning, police said.
About 3:40 a.m., the man was sitting in a vehicle, stopped at a red light, when a black vehicle...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 2:44 PM
East Garfield Park and Roseland each have recorded two homicides in the last two weeks, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
In Roseland, a 19-year-old man was shot to death Monday in the 11300 block of South Edbrooke Avenue, police said....
| Dec 5, 2013
At age 57, Tina Wellington is starting over.
Growing up on Chicago's West Side, Wellington only reached a fifth-grade reading level. In years past she got caught up in alcohol, drugs, prostitution and jail. Now she's trying to turn her life around,...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 10:22 PM
A man who police say may have been involved in a West Side shootout Sunday night has died from multiple gunshot wounds.
LaChris Hendricks, 32, of the 1200 block of 48th Court, died at 3:23 a.m. Monday. He was one of two men wounded Sunday night in a...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 2:11 PM
A Near West Side man faces a variety of charges after he allegedly brandished a knife at a man and threatened to kill him, put a woman in a chokehold and punched a police officer over the course of a few hours Friday.
Clarence Flowers, 30, also known as...
| Nov 10, 2013
The Rev. Al Sharpton rode down West Washington Street on Thursday night in the back seat of a shiny black Navigator SUV, with a hired driver at the wheel and his dutiful assistant in the front passenger seat scrambling to stay on top of the activist's...