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  • Woman killed, 8 people hurt in overnight shootings in Chicago

    Woman killed, 8 people hurt in overnight shootings in Chicago
    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...
  • Deadly week on the South Side

    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,...
  • Fourth of July weekend toll: 82 shot, 14 of them fatally, in Chicago

    Fourth of July weekend toll: 82 shot, 14 of them fatally, in Chicago
    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...
  • West Englewood leads in homicides for July

    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....
  • Girl slain at sleepover among 22 shooting victims

     Girl slain at sleepover among 22 shooting victims
    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...
  • Chicago's life expectancy rose between 1990, 2010

    Chicago's life expectancy rose between 1990, 2010
    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...
  • Memorials become a familiar sight in Chicago's toughest neighborhoods

     Memorials become a familiar sight in Chicago's toughest neighborhoods
    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...
  • Police: Teen shot on West Side, man wounded in South Side robbery

    Police: Teen shot on West Side, man wounded in South Side robbery
    A 16-year-old boy was injured in the East Garfield Park neighborhood in one of at least two shootings in the city Monday night, according to police. The teen was walking home from a store when a gunman on a bicyle opened fire about 10:15 p.m. in the 600...
  • Feds beef up response to gun violence in Chicago

    Feds beef up response to gun violence in Chicago
    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...
  • Guilty verdict in 2009 West Side slaying

    Guilty verdict in 2009 West Side slaying
    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...
  • Skokie man inspired to build summer camp for kids in need has died

    Skokie man inspired to build summer camp for kids in need has died
    Several times a year, Lurie Children’s Hospital sends a family dealing with a child’s cancer diagnosis to a Wisconsin camp where they can spend the weekend reading, cooking, hiking nature trails and otherwise unwinding from lives normally...