| 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...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 11:01 PM
One person is dead and at least five others have been wounded in separate shootings on the city's South and West sides since late Saturday morning, police said.
The latest shooting happened shortly before midnight near 51st and Wood streets in the city'...
| 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,...
| 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 9, 2014
| 4:54 AM
Add electronic cigarette use to the list of activities banned by the CTA.
In its monthly meeting Wednesday, the CTA board is poised to include e-cigarettes in the agency's smoking ban. A CTA spokesman said the agency already considered the battery-...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 29, 2014
| 9:59 AM
A 31-year-old municipal consultant from East Garfield Park will officially launch her campaign against Rahm Emanuel for mayor of Chicago next week.k
Amara Enyia said she's running to give voice to the frustration in Chicago neighborhoods like hers...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 5:48 AM
Shootings on the city's South, West and Southwest sides have left four people dead and seven others injured since midday Monday.
The toll includes two women fatally shot in the Ashburn neighbhood Monday morning, as well as the man believed to have...
| May 30, 2014
| 5:02 AM
Austin and East Garfield Park each recorded two homicides in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
In Austin, a 33-year-old man was fatally shot Monday in the 200 block of North Laramie Avenue, police said. That same day,...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 5:55 PM
A man riding a motorcycle was killed this morning when a speeding SUV driver turned left in front of him in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, police said.
The man, was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital following the crash in the 3900 block of...