| Nov 24, 2013
| 1:44 PM
Eleven people, including five children, were left homeless as a fire ripped through a three-story apartment in the Gresham neighborhood this afternoon, officials said.
The fire was reported at 2 p.m. on the 8000 block of South May Street on the South...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 5:15 AM
Sixteen people, including three children, were temporarily displaced by an apartment fire early Christmas Eve morning.
The fire was in a five-floor apartment building the 1800 block of West 79th Street in the Gresham neighborhood.
They waited in a...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 5:23 AM
Police are searching for a Mercedes they believe was involved in a hit-and-run accident that killed a 77-year-old man in the Gresham neighborhood on the South Side.
The victim was identified as Arthur Johnson, 77, of Chicago. He was pronounced dead at...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 7:46 PM
Thousands of people filled a Loop plaza Saturday and called for a fairer justice system in the wake of George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the fatal shooting of unarmed African-American teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida.
The protesters, mostly...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 6:14 AM
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday announced the members of a grocery store task force that will work to find new owners for stores left vacant after Safeway closes all Dominick's stores in the Chicago-area Dec. 28.
The task force will work with...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 4:18 PM
Ashake Banks celebrated her 40th birthday last month not with a cake or a party but with a march against youth gun violence.
It’s been more than a year since Banks’ 7-year-old daughter, Heaven Sutton, was shot and killed as she helped...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 9:54 AM
A large tree fell onto street injuring a woman in her 70s this morning in the Gresham neighborhood, according to the Chicago Fire Department.
The tree fell over about 11:10 a.m. and a large chunk of it landed at the intersection of 89th and Wallace...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 6:00 AM
A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk.
• Shootings left a 19-year-old man dead and three others wounded from the Ravenswood Manor neighborhood on the North Side south to the Gresham neighborhood on the South Side, according to...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 5:30 AM
A Chicago police officer shot a 22-year-old man in the elbow during a foot pursuit in the South Side's Gresham neighborhood Monday night, police and residents said.
About 9:30 p.m., police responded to a call of a man with a gun in the 1300 block of...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 3:16 PM
A man who was to turn 40 years old Monday was killed and another man wounded Saturday evening in separate shootings on the city's South Side.
Fredrick Ollie, of the 8900 block of South Union Avenue, was pronounced dead at 7:11 p.m. at Advocate Christ...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 3:08 PM
Chicago went five days without a homicide last week for the first time since April, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
No homicides were logged between Oct. 21 and Saturday afternoon, RedEye determined.
Chicago recorded no homicides...