| Aug 8, 2013
| 6:56 PM
A South Lawndale man was arrested early Thursday for firing three gunshots into the air in Irving Park after police officers found him trying to hide his gun in his pants, according to court records.
Police officers responded to a call of shots fired at...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 6:42 AM
Graceland Cemetery, which spreads majestically across 125 acres north and east from the corner of Clark Street and Irving Park Boulevard, is an easy place to spend an entire day, wandering among the more than 100,000 people spending eternity there....
| Aug 12, 2013
| 12:11 PM
A 4-year-old girl was shot and seriously hurt on the Northwest Side in one of three shootings across the city that left eight people injured overnight, authorities said.
The first shooting happened shortly about 10:25 p.m., as the girl, Shyla Rivera,...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 9:52 PM
As bullets started pelting the car that they were riding in Sunday night, Javier Rosario says he and his best friend both quickly covered his 4-year-old sister in the back seat to try to shield her from the gunfire.
But Shyla Rivera was still hit in the...
| May 28, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Saturday night, my wife and I went with the Steinbergs to see local author Jack Zimmerman read from a new collection of stories at the Oil Lamp Theater in Glenview. Jack's a true local treasure, a wonderful storyteller and compelling......
| Aug 10, 2013
| 3:03 PM
Two men were killed and another eight people wounded in shootings all over the city Friday night and Saturday morning.
One of the dead men, 21, was shot just east of the intersection of 79th Streets and Yates Boulevard in the South Chicago neighborhood....
| May 9, 2013
Before I could ride a bicycle or recite The Lord's Prayer, I remember sausages. Bulbous and gray, with brown patches from the fry pan, these links — ask my folks — were the quickest, cheapest way to quiet a hyper child. But my introduction...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 5:34 AM
Someone fired a gun 17 times toward a man and hit him once in the Bronzeville neighborhood overnight, according to authorities.
The 21-year-old man was a passenger in a car 47th Street about 12:30 a.m. when someone in another car on Dr. Martin Luther...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 2:51 PM
Cop impersonator Vincent Richardson was ordered on electronic monitoring today after he was busted yet again for allegedly pretending to be a Chicago police officer.
Richardson, who made national headlines when he was able to pass himself off as a...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 6:20 PM
Students with disabilities who play organized sports outside of school will be able to skip gym class under a new state law.
Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill Sunday expanding the physical education class waiver in a ceremony at a sports center in Chicago'...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 5:44 AM
Chicago police have issued an alert after a man tried to drag a woman into his car in the Old Irving Park neighborhood.
The 33-year-old woman was walking near Elston Avenue and Pulaski Road around 6 p.m. Monday when the man started following her and...