| 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...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 3:53 PM
Two 14-year-old boys charged in the alleged rape of a 10-year-old girl at knife point on Chicago’s South Side hung their heads and glanced at their mothers during their first court appearance Thursday.
Cook County prosecutors and Chicago police...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 7:00 AM
A man was killed and nine other people wounded in shootings in Chicago from late Friday afternoon into Saturday morning, authorities said.
The one person who did not survive overnight attacks was shot outside a party in the 8400 block of South Constance...
| May 22, 2013
| 10:15 AM
Austin saw three homicides last weekend, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
On Sunday, a 53-year-old man was shot to death in the 300 block of South Cicero Avenue, police said. One day earlier, a 27-year-old man was fatally shot in...
| May 24, 2013
| 4:52 AM
Twelve people were displaced by a fire in the basement of a South Side apartment building this morning, officials said.
The fire started before 6 a.m. in the 7900 block of South Aberdeen Street in the Gresham neighborhood, Chicago Fire Department...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 3:30 PM
Bridgeport, Englewood and West Garfield Park each saw two homicides in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
In Bridgeport, two men were shot to death Saturday in the 500 block of West Pershing Road, police said....
| Feb 4, 2013
| 4:25 AM
A man was killed early this morning when the vehicle he was driving struck a viaduct in the South Side's Gresham neighborhood, police said.
The crash happened about 1:50 a.m. in the 8700 block of South Vincennes Avenue, Chicago Police Department News...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 7:08 AM
Two young men were shot to death during another night of gun violence in Chicago Friday: One inside a well-lit restaurant along a West Side thoroughfare, the other in a dark gangway on a South Side block populated by vacant brick buildings.
| Jan 25, 2013
| 5:21 PM
Chicago police today announced arrests and drug seizures as part of an ongoing investigation on the South Side that also closed down an area of open-air heroin sales.
A Narcotics Unified Enforcement Mission investigation targeted areas of the Grand...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 5:54 PM
Six teens were shot, two fatally, in five attacks on the North, South and West sides this afternoon, authorities said.
A shooting about 11:50 p.m. in the Humboldt Park neighborhood claimed the life of a 14-year-old boy, police said.
| Jan 11, 2013
| 2:14 PM
A 17-year-old boy was shot and seriously wounded in the Gresham neighborhood on the South Side this afternoon, according to police and the Chicago Fire Department.
Someone in a passing vehicle opened fire and shot the 17-year-old boy in the arm and...