| May 4, 2014
Deadlocked in a tough campaign in September 2010, Gov. Pat Quinn launched a $55 million anti-violence grant program, doling out money to groups on the South Side and south suburbs, home to core Democratic voters.
Weeks later, Quinn piled up a 500,000-...
| May 21, 2014
| 1:55 PM
It sounds like something out of a Gothic novel. Golfball-sized hail falls in the night and blasts football-sized holes in the delicate glass roof covering a storied, turn-of-the-last-century indoor garden.
Or maybe it's just a new twist on an old saw:...
| May 6, 2014
| 5:08 AM
The city of Chicago is moving forward with its $1 lot purchase program, declaring the pilot effort a success even before lot sales have been finalized.
Earlier this year, the city began accepting applications from homeowners, block clubs and non-profit...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 4:04 PM
Three Chicago men have been charged with felony home invasion and aggravated battery after prosecutors say they forced their way into the home of an East Garfield Park man Friday night and shot him in the arm.
Michael Raggs, 33, of the 3800 block of...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 9:01 PM
Saint Millie is screwed.
OK, maybe that’s pushing it. But it only sort of matters that the 22-year-old Oak Park native (born Milton McKinney) is talented and professional and honest in interviews; that he’s personable in ways that rappers...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 1:02 PM
A West Garfield Park woman stabbed her boyfriend to death following a dispute over cash she accused him of stealing from her to use in a card game, prosecutors said today.
Crystal “Cocoa” Caffey, 27, was ordered held today in lieu of $750,...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 1:49 PM
West Englewood and West Garfield Park each recorded a gunshot homicide in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
In West Englewood, a 35-year-old man was shot to death Saturday in the 2000 block of West 67th Street, police...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 12:37 PM
A 61-year-old man who was upset that a home health aide did not clean up after himself and "stole" his wine, was ordered held on $75,000 bail after being charged with the aide's fatal stabbing, officials said.
Daniel Travis, of the 700 block of North...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 8:06 AM
A 52-year-old man was killed and five people were hurt, including three teenagers, in shootings Friday evening and early Saturday morning, police said.
About 7:20 p.m. Friday, two men were standing in an alley in the 4300 block of West Jackson Boulevard...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 1:00 PM
The City of Chicago and Google have partnered to bring free wireless service to Garfield Park and the South Shore Cultural Center, officials said.
The service is now available at both locations and is planned to help thousands of people get online,...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 9:36 AM
Humboldt Park recorded two homicides in two days last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
On March 20, a 76-year-old woman was strangled to death in the 900 block of North Central Park Avenue, police said. One day earlier, a 47-...