| Oct 18, 2013
| 5:01 PM
The mother of Natasha McShane left the courtroom in tears today as a neurosurgeon described the damage done to her daughter’s brain when the Northern Ireland exchange student was beaten by a baseball bat-wielding mugger in Chicago’s Bucktown...
| 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.
| Oct 18, 2013
| 6:36 AM
As political debate continues to rage over President Barack Obama's signature health care overhaul, the law already is reshaping health care in the most troubled communities in Chicago and its suburbs.
Since 2010, Illinois health clinics have received...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 8:31 AM
Auburn Gresham recorded its second homicide of the month last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
A 29-year-old man was shot to death Feb. 6 in the 8100 block of South Marshfield Avenue, police said.
Auburn Gresham has logged two...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 7:40 AM
A man shot to death Sunday morning in the West Garfield Park neighborhood has been identified, officials said.
John Serpe, 44, of the 4500 block of West Monroe Street, was pronounced dead at 5:30 a.m. Sunday, according to the Cook County medical...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 12:44 PM
A 26-year-old man was ordered held without bail in a shooting attack that left a man dead and a 17-year-old boy wounded in the West Garfield Park neighborhood in 2011.
Lavonte Moore, 26, was arrested in South Carolina on a murder warrant for the May 20,...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 3:32 PM
A 16-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the foot while trying to defend himself during a robbery in the East Garfield Park neighborhood, authorities said.
The teen was in the 500 block of North Monticello when a robber or robbers approached him...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 4:51 PM
The official Chicago police tally of shootings last weekend was a rare number: zero.
The streak started after a 41-year-old man was shot at 8:20 p.m. Friday in the Austin community and was still going as of midday Monday, according to a police...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 4:48 PM
A parolee tried to rob a West Garfield Park man outside his home, shot him when he tried to drive away, rifled through the man’s pockets as he sat dying and robbed the woman he was with, prosecutors said today.
Anthony Tucker, 41, was charged with...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 5:41 PM
A man and a woman died and another woman was critically injured when car crashed into a steel "L" support column and burst into flames in the West Garfield Park neighborhood this morning, according to authorities.
The crash happened about 4:40 a.m. in...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 6:53 PM
A dangerous cold front was expected to bring the Chicago area to a crawl Monday, with a flurry of school closings, flight and train cancellations and calls for the public to avoid temperatures expected to drop to at least 10 below zero.