| 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...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 11:49 AM
Half-submerged Buddha head sculptures started popping up in five Chicago neighborhoods in the fall, and in 2013, the next phrase of the public art installation is set to turn even more communities on its head.
Ten Thousand Ripples—a...
| Dec 2, 2012
| 6:06 AM
The families of two 14-year-olds shot while standing with friends in the Gresham neighborhood this evening appealed to other residents of the neighborhood this evening to help stop violence in the area.
The two, a boy and a girl, were shot just north of...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 5:02 PM
A former Chicago police officer on trial for perjury broke down in tears on the witness stand Wednesday as she told a Cook County judge she was telling the truth when testifying in a battery trial more than two years ago.
Prosecutors said Sylshina...
| 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...
| May 13, 2013
| 7:00 PM
An 18-year-old man who was on life support after being shot Sunday afternoon has died from his injuries, officials said.
Keith G. Spencer, of the 8100 block of South Damen, was pronounced dead today at Advocate Christ Medical Center, according to the...
| May 14, 2013
| 5:21 AM
A Chicago police officer was injured when a motorist grabbed her by her bulletproof vest and sped off, dragging the officer and flinging her to the ground, authorities said.
The Gresham District officer, 30, had pulled over an SUV a little after 9 p.m....
| May 15, 2013
| 9:47 AM
Chicago on Sunday recorded four homicides--the highest one-day total since January, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
According to police:
At 3:30 a.m., a 20-year-old man was shot to death in the 2800 block of East 76th Street in...
| May 8, 2013
| 7:35 PM
Police officers pursuing suspects fleeing a home invasion were involved in a traffic collision at a South Side intersection Wednesday morning that killed a woman driving to work, Chicago police said.
Two officers assigned to the Gresham police...