| May 18, 2013
| 2:51 PM
A 4-year-old boy fell from a second-story window in his family’s North Lawndale neighborhood apartment Saturday and narrowly missed a spiked metal gate in front of the entrance, authorities said.
The boy had apparently been jumping on the couch...
| 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 8, 2013
In a sea of empty lots in Chicago's North Lawndale neighborhood sits a faded relic that is one of the most historically significant American movie theaters still standing.
When it opened in 1917, the red-brick, three-story Central Park Theatre was...
| 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...
| Nov 20, 2012
The Chicago-based Showtime dramedy "Shameless" can either be seen as a small victory for Chicago's TV and film community or a missed opportunity, depending on how you want to look at it.
The series films most of its exterior scenes in Chicago (unlike...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 8:46 PM
A 49-year-old man was shot dead and another man was critically wounded today in separate shootings on the West Side.
The 49-year-old was pronounced dead after being shot this afternoon in the Lawndale neighborhood, officials said.
Bruce Bennett, of...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 4:27 AM
UPDATE: Chicago police located the Anton Haywood safe at a relative's home, Chicago police said.
Chicago police were searching for a 10-year-old boy who disappeared from his West Side home Sunday morning.
Anton Haywood's mother told authorities that she...
| Oct 21, 2012
When Alicia La Hoz was a child, she considered becoming an architect. She became a psychologist instead — and that has been a blessing for families throughout the Chicago area.
Instead of designing buildings, La Hoz designs bridges by collaborating...
| Oct 21, 2012
| 7:21 AM
Three people are in custody this morning after leading police on a chase that started in the Lawndale neighborhood and ended in Hammond, Ind., according to Chicago Police.About 11:15 p.m. shots were fired from a vehicle at the intersection of Ogden and...