| Oct 18, 2013
| 5:01 PM
The mother of Natasha McShane left the courtroom in tears today as a neurosurgeon described the damage done to her daughter’s brain when the Northern Ireland exchange student was beaten by a baseball bat-wielding mugger in Chicago’s Bucktown...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 1:45 PM
A man was shot found to death in an alley in the West Garfield Park neighborhood Thursday night, police said.
Reginald Jackson, 22, was found shot in the 4400 block of West Adams Street about 7:45 p.m. After an autopsy today, the Cook County medical...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 3:10 PM
Turns out, the waiting is not the hardest part.
Some Chicago Card users said they finally received their Ventra cards in the mail but had difficulty activating and then registering their cards online because they never received Ventra emails telling them...
| Oct 8, 2013
Dorothy Leonard has lived for 33 years in the same house on the same block in West Humboldt Park, one of the better blocks in the struggling West Side Chicago neighborhood.
She's the block's unofficial ambassador, shooing away young people who gather...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 9:27 AM
At least ten people were wounded in South and West side attacks overnight, according to police, including an incident that left four young men wounded on a city Safe Passage route.
The four were shot in the 6100 block of South Indiana Avenue in the...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 7:39 AM
One man was killed and eight people were hurt in attacks across the city this evening, authorities said.
The man killed, age 36, was shot in the head in the 400 block of South Central Avenue in the South Austin neighborhood about 7:50 p.m., said Chicago...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 12:23 PM
Turf struggles loaded with questions of racial identity and privilege erupt in a pair of engaging plays by writers with Chicago roots, each receiving local premieres in suburban theaters.
Steven Simoncic's "Broken Fences" is being...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 1:48 PM
A Blue Island woman was ordered held in lieu of $300,000 bail Sunday after she allegedly attacked her teenage girlfriend and stole electronics from the teen’s home on Friday.
Autumn N. Leak, 20, of the 12000 block of Fairway Circle, was charged...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 12:14 AM
A 40-year-old man was shot during an attempted robbery in one of two shootings since Monday evening on the city's West Side, authorities said.
About 12:20 a.m., the 40-year-old was walking through an alley in the 3000 block of West Walnut Street in...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 11:39 PM
Shootings on the South and West Sides left two people hurt Wednesday night, authorities said.
About 9:30 p.m., a woman in her 20s arrived at Advocate Trinity Hospital with a gunshot wound to the abdomen, police said, citing preliminary information....
| Sep 17, 2013
| 7:36 PM
Even as Chicago Public Schools has closed about four dozen schools and blamed a financial crisis for slashed school budgets across the city, Mayor Rahm Emanuel this past week has been busy announcing district construction projects.
On Sunday, the...