| 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 16, 2012
| 11:15 AM
Three people were wounded in shootings on the West Side late this morning, police said.
In the first attack, a man in his 30s was shot in the abdomen and another person was shot in the arm about 10:35 a.m. in the 1800 block of North Whipple Street in...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 2:35 PM
New City has recorded four homicides in the last 10 days, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
On Nov. 22, a 19-year-old man was shot to death in the 4900 block of South Seeley Avenue, police said. One day earlier, a 19-year-old man was...
| May 12, 2013
| 5:11 AM
Chicago Police Department Officer Edward Leighton was a block away when he learned of a fire in the 1900 block of South Drake Avenue in the Lawndale neighborhood yesterday.
Without pausing to think, he ran into the smoke-filled apartment building and...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 1:01 PM
Police are seeking the driver of a car that plowed into a Northwest Side man in the Lawndale neighborhood this morning, critically injuring him the day before his 51st birthday.
About 11 a.m. the victim was on foot by himself crossing Ogden Avenue at...
| May 3, 2013
| 1:35 PM
The owner of a Chicago auto yard has been indicted on dozens of felony charges for an allegedly brazen scheme to steal eight school buses from a Far South Side bus company and shred them for scrap.
Sergio Quintero, 44, pleaded not guilty Friday to a 58-...
| May 5, 2013
| 6:53 PM
A teenaged gunman on a bicycle who officials said was firing shots at pedestrians and police officers was fatally shot by police this afternoon on the West Side, according to authorities.
The gunman, who is 15 or 16, was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai...
| Apr 7, 2013
Two years before his assassination, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. rented an apartment in Chicago. At the time, blacks and whites here lived lives as firmly separated as in the Deep South, where his civil rights crusade had begun. African-Americans faced...
| Apr 4, 2013
At a time when Chicago's association with violence is under a microscope, CeaseFire’s role under its one-year contract with the city (now at its midway point) underscores how policing is not the only solution in stopping the killings.
| Dec 7, 2012
| 5:54 PM
Firefighters responded to an extra-alarm fire this evening in a vacant building on the West Side in the city's Lawndale neighborhood, officials said.
The fire started shortly after 4:30 p.m. at a 2-story vacant apartment building located on the 3500...
| Dec 8, 2012
| 2:02 AM
A 48-year-old man was shot late Friday night in the Hermosa neighborhood on the Northwest Side, and two men were shot early Saturday in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side, authorities said. The 48-year-old man was shot in the upper left thigh...