| Jul 7, 2014
| 1:24 PM
For 10 minutes, it seemed like the shooting was everywhere in the South Chicago neighborhood.
It started when someone shot and wounded a couple, then two people fired at the shooter, then there was a chase and shots exchanged and a man sitting on a...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 8:15 AM
Two of the five people shot by Chicago police over 36 hours were boys ages 14 and 16, both of them killed when they refused to drop their guns, officials said.
The 14-year-old was fatally shot by police Friday night in the Old Irving Park neighborhood...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 7:37 PM
Police officers shot three people over 18 hours across Chicago Friday, including a 14-year-old boy who died.
Police said they found guns at two of the scenes and, in the third incident, were threatened by a man who claimed to have a gun but did not....
| Jun 30, 2014
| 2:37 PM
A 16-year-old boy who drowned after falling off rocks along Lake Michigan on the North Side, despite efforts by his friends to pull him out of the water, has been identified, authorities said.
An autopsy today determined Gyron Webb, of the 1400 block of...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 4:21 PM
The illegal drug trade in Ald. Jason Ervin's 28th Ward isn't all about the hard stuff.
The black market for cigarettes, he said, can be just as pervasive—and, in some ways, safer for dealers.
"It's similar to the sale of narcotics, where...
| Jun 19, 2014
Chicago's craft beer scene is getting an unlikely new player: one of the city's most renowned chefs.
Homaro Cantu, founder and executive chef of Moto, has signed a lease on a 7,000-square-foot space on the city's Northwest Side, where he plans to open a...
| May 21, 2014
| 5:11 AM
Metra has apologized to customers for two locomotive breakdowns that caused hundreds of passengers on the UP Northwest line to be stuck on board trains for up to three hours.
The disruption Monday night stemmed from two separate mechanical issues, one...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 4:47 PM
Former WGN radio reporter Larry Schreiner, a legendary crime reporter who covered the John Wayne Gacy serial killings, the Palatine murders and the death of Mayor Harold Washington, passed away Thursday night of cardiac arrest, according to his son Mark...
| Jun 12, 2014
Robert Donahue was told it could take up to a month to fix the damaged utility boxes near his home in Orland Park.
It took just a few days.
Donahue, featured in the June 3 column, originally contacted "What's Your Problem?" asking for help fixing...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 9:23 AM
Twelve Chicago community areas each logged a gunshot homicide in the last week, according to a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data.
On the South Side, killings were recorded in Bridgeport, Chatham, Chicago Lawn, Englewood, Fuller Park, Greater...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 1:50 PM
Shootings across the city left 4 people dead and at least 14 others wounded in a 12-hour period ending about 3 a.m. Sunday morning.
The gun violence from Saturday through early Sunday made it 5 dead and 20 wounded in shootings since late Friday morning....