| Jun 27, 2014
| 4:19 AM
A 56-year-old man was fatally shot in the South Austin neighborhood Thursday afternoon, authorities said.
Someone inside an approaching vehicle fired shots at the man about 1:35 p.m., in the 100 block of North Leamington Avenue, Police News Affairs...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 6:26 PM
Two men have been killed and at least six others injured in shootings on the South, West and Southwest sides since early Sunday afternoon.
A stabbing on a CTA bus also injured a man Sunday.
The second of the fatal shootings happened about 4 a.m....
| Jul 13, 2014
| 5:20 AM
A man was killed and four others were wounded in separate shootings Saturday and early Sunday in Chicago, officials said.
The fatal shooting happened about 3:20 p.m. in the 1300 block of West Devon Avenue, on the border between the city's Edgewater...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 10:18 AM
A rediscovered 44-year-old film about the genesis and transformation of one of Chicago's oldest street gangs is becoming a training tool for interventionists working with the city's street organizations today.
The 1970 non-fiction film, "Lord Thing,"...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 11:21 PM
A man was shot in the head and died in the Englewood neighborhood early Monday morning and seven others were wounded across the South and West sides.
The homicide happened at 12:43 a.m., police said. Officers responded to a call of shots fired in the...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 8:16 AM
Five people were shot, one of them fatally, Saturday evening in an attack on the West Side that disrupted a block party.
That shooting and a handful of others left a total of two people dead and 15 others wounded between about 6 p.m. Saturday and 3:30...
| Jul 28, 2014
Unless you're on the streets every day interacting with young toughs the way the Rev. Robin Hood is, you can't possibly know or even truly comprehend what's going on in the lives of guys who shoot at each other and the children who are being groomed to...
| Jul 16, 2014
In a small garden in the South Side's Washington Park neighborhood — blocks from a site proposed for the Obama presidential library — 18-year-old A.J. Jones has found solace tending organic leeks, asparagus and dinosaur kale.
"I used to...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 11:21 AM
USA Network has announced that “Sirens” will return for a 13-episode second season. The comedy, which is filmed in Chicago, centers on a trio of quippy EMTs, one of whom is the naïve new guy played by DePaul University grad Kevin Bigley.
| Jun 16, 2014
| 3:50 PM
The University of Illinois at Chicago announced Monday that it would offer a third site in its bid for the Obama presidential library.
The 23-acre site at West Roosevelt Road and South Kostner Avenue is bordered by West 5th Avenue to the north and South...
| May 21, 2014
| 4:07 PM
One by one, the faces of 13 Chicago youths slain in gun violence this year beamed from a projection screen to the group of civic leaders gathered at a downtown luncheon to hear U.S. Attorney Zach Fardon speak.
The teens’ lives ended in...