| Jun 26, 2014
| 4:22 PM
There's little doubt that Allentown is a summer basketball mecca. The Stellar Summer Boys Basketball League brings teams from throughout the Lehigh Valley and beyond to Cedar Beach every Tuesday and Thursday nights. And, of course, next month's Stellar...
| 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 7, 2014
| 1:57 PM
A man who was reported missing after being last seen in a Norridge cemetery a week ago was found dead Friday in a vehicle in the Jefferson Park neighborhood, authorities said.
Donald Ritt, 63, had been last seen June 1 at Acacia Cemetery, 7800 W. Irving...
| 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...
| May 13, 2014
| 3:53 PM
A man arrested after tellers recognized him as a customer of the bank he robbed Friday told investigators he committed the holdup because he “didn’t want to be homeless,” according to court documents.
Robert Alan Bennett, 52, was...
| Jun 12, 2014
Father's Day is Sunday, and if you haven't figured out what to do for Dear Ol' Dad, Chicago restaurants are eager to assist.
Barbakoa: Father's Day prix-fixe menu, $45, includes five-course dinner and beer or sangria flight. 1341 Butterfield Road,...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 4:00 PM
A Chicago man who was previously convicted of criminal sexual abuse was accused Thursday of driving through a condominium complex without pants in northwest suburban Des Plaines, said officials.
Shortly before 7:30 p.m. Thursday, sheriff's police were...