| Jul 10, 2014
Nearly a quarter-century ago, a newborn residing in West Garfield Park could expect to live slightly more than 63 years.
A child's life expectancy at birth in the community area, bounded to the west and east by Kenton Avenue and Hamlin Boulevard, inched...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 6:21 PM
Two weeks after Chicago's rampant gun violence shot back into the national spotlight with a bloody Fourth of July weekend, federal authorities are scheduled to announce Thursday that seven new ATF agents are being deployed to the city to try to help...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 6:13 PM
A man awaiting trial in the shooting of seven people in 2009 was found guilty of murder today in the slaying of a man a week earlier, prosecutors said.
Hakeem Redmond, 23, was convicted by a jury of first-degree murder in the July 21, 2009, murder of...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 9:30 AM
West Englewood on Monday logged its sixth homicide of the month and 11th homicide of the year, according to a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data.
On Monday, a 56-year-old man was shot to death in the 1500 block of West 72nd Street, police said....
| Jul 9, 2014
| 10:07 AM
Chicago logged 18 gunshot homicides in the last week through Wednesday afternoon, with many of the killings occurring on the South Side, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
Much of the violence happened during the Fourth of July weekend,...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 5:08 PM
A teenager was wounded in an Englewood drive-by in one of at least two shootings in the city since early Monday afternoon.
The 19-year-old man was shot at 2:13 p.m. in the 6600 block of South Justine Street, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 1:24 PM
For 10 minutes, it seemed like the shooting was everywhere in the South Chicago neighborhood.
It started when someone shot and wounded a couple, then two people fired at the shooter, then there was a chase and shots exchanged and a man sitting on a...
| Jun 18, 2014
Mourners placed two bottles of Kendall Floyd's favorite tequila on the ground, tied red and white balloons to a chain-link fence and scribbled rest-in-peace messages on posters set up in his honor.
A night earlier, on May 17, the 20-year-old had been...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 6:39 AM
A young woman was killed and at least eight other people injured in shootings on the South and West sides overnight, police said.
Jaynisha Scheffer, 19, was walking down the sidewalk with a group of people in the 2200 block of West 68th Street in West...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 5:28 PM
Chicago was hit with a burst of gun violence on the Fourth of July, with at least 21 people shot, one of them fatally, during an 11-hour stretch from Friday evening into Saturday morning, according to police.
That brought to 36 the number of people who...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 1:37 PM
A man on parole in a drug case shot and killed a woman who had evicted him from the West Garfield Park apartment they had shared on and off since his release early this year, prosecutors said today.
Erick Sanders, 20, was arrested at a relative's home in...