| Aug 17, 2014
| 2:53 PM
More than a year after Chicago Public Schools closed nearly 50 schools for under-enrollment, there has been little progress on finding new uses for most of the now-empty buildings.
Just three of the buildings have been opened for bidding to potential...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 5:35 AM
On a recent Friday night, Gary Thomas threw an outdoor party at a hotspot in his West Side neighborhood.
There were no crowds or Solo cups or blaring stereos, though, on the corner of Kostner and Maypole avenues. And when a police officer arrived to say...
| Jul 27, 2014
Hundreds gathered Saturday at a west suburban church to mourn a little girl who fell victim to Chicago's streets even while staying off them.
Shamiya Adams, the 11-year-old fatally shot July 18 as she made s'mores at a West Side sleepover, was remembered...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 6:06 AM
A 17-year-old boy was one of two people killed in six shootings late Sunday and early Monday morning on the South and West sides.
The boy, later identified as Jerome N. Harris, was shot about 9 p.m. Sunday in the 1100 block of West 112th Place in the...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 2:17 PM
As Gov. Pat Quinn's aides sought to pump up an anti-violence program ahead of his November 2010 election bid, they decided to add to the pot $3.76 million in federal disaster recovery funds from Hurricane Ike to make loans to small businesses.
| Aug 6, 2014
| 10:57 AM
Englewood and Humboldt Park each saw two homicides in the past week, according to a RedEye analysis of preliminary Chicago police data.
In Englewood, a 29-year-old man was shot to death Tuesday in the 7200 block of South Morgan Street, police said....
| Aug 7, 2014
In tacit acknowledgment that Chicago could use some help fighting violent crime, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Wednesday that the city will be getting assistance from state government. Forty Illinois State Police troopers will work with the Chicago...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 3:23 PM
Chicago Public Schools is soliciting bids for three of the nearly 50 school buildings it closed last year.
Under a process put together by an advisory committee for finding ways to reuse the closed facilities, CPS is working with aldermen to...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 9:48 PM
Chicago police detectives have made “great leaps” in their investigation into the fatal shooting of an 11-year-old girl who was struck by a stray bullet during a sleepover inside a West Side apartment Friday night, Superintendent Garry...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 5:57 AM
An extra-alarm fire destroyed three buildings, at least half a dozen semis and thousands of wooden pallets at a Little Village business overnight, according to authorities.
A giant plume of black smoke could be seen from the Circle Interchange downtown...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 8:30 PM
She was making s'mores when the bullet tore through a wall Friday night on the West Side, fatally wounding the 11-year-old who'd been enjoying a sleepover with friends.
Thirteen hours later, ingredients were still spread out on the bed.
A pack of...