| 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 1, 2013
| 8:57 AM
The sixth-grader can barely keep from smiling, self-conscious in front of the camera as she delivers a very serious message.
"Hi, my name is Hadiya. This commercial is informational for you and your future children," she begins. "So many children out...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 10:01 PM
As she and her high school classmates fled from the gunfire, Hadiya Pendleton screamed that she had been shot, fell to the ground, struggled to get up and fell again, according to her best friend.
The best friend and another girl scrambled to Pendleton'...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 3:13 PM
As community members marched in memory of Hadiya Pendleton Friday, officials announced the reward for information in the slaying of the King College Prep sophomore has been increased to $40,000.
Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy and other...
| Feb 5, 2013
When times are tough, the distraught have long sought comfort in an old church hymn.
"In times like these," the song goes, "you need a savior."
In Chicago communities overwhelmed by violence, some people are now singing a different tune. In times like...
| Jan 21, 2013
In some ways, President Barack Obama's inauguration is a local story in Chicago.
The president's political ties to the city, the family's home in the Kenwood neighborhood and his and first lady Michelle Obama's friends and colleagues here provide the...
| May 20, 2013
| 4:16 AM
Beads of sweat dripped down Jitu Brown’s face as he addressed about 150 marchers who had gathered on Sunday afternoon outside Overton Elementary School in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood.
The school at East 49th Street and South Indiana...
| Jan 21, 2013
Chicago businessman Martin Nesbitt will sit on the dais in front of the U.S. Capitol on Monday as his best friend is inaugurated president of the United States.
The two men — successful African-American leaders who share a record of high...
| Jan 28, 2013
Adela Cepeda stepped adroitly along her path to become one of the city's most prominent Latina businesswomen. But she walked it on her own, rather than as part of the power couple she and her husband were once well on their way to becoming.
| Apr 30, 2013
| 7:01 AM
One minute Luis Galvin was opening the door to his Hyde Park apartment, the next he was lying on the floor holding his dying friend.
"I was down on the ground, I was just waiting for the rest of the shots to come," Galvin told reporters outside his...
| May 1, 2013
| 8:13 AM
There were no dignitaries or elected officials at Cornelius “Cornbread” German’s funeral.
No activists, no high-profile clergy.
Instead, dozens of teenagers dressed more for a picnic than a somber occasion crowded the pews inside...