| 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 8, 2014
| 1:29 PM
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...
| 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...
| 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 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 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 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 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...
| 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 30, 2014
| 4:29 AM
A man was killed and two teenagers wounded Tuesday night in one of six shootings across the city since early afternoon.
The fatal shooting happened about 10 p.m. in the 200 block of South Western Avenue, Police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said. A...