| Dec 14, 2013
| 11:09 AM
Maria Ramirez, 11, had her work cut out for her when the Chicago Police Department gave her a $100 gift certificate to go on a Christmas shopping spree at a South Side Target store.
Even though she picked out clothes for herself Saturday morning, she...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 4:39 PM
A 56-year-old Joliet man found outside on the Southwest Side Monday became the next cold related death so far this season, authorities said.
An autopsy today for Jamie Hensley determined he died of hypothermia and cold exposure, according to the Cook...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 7:12 PM
A Chicago man was ordered held without bond Sunday in the fatal shooting of a man in June.
Adam Holderbaum, 27, of the 3400 block of South Claremont Avenue, faces a first-degree murder charge in the fatal shooting of Eduardo Venagas, 18, on June 23,...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 3:04 PM
Englewood recorded two homicides in the last week, according to a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data.
A 51-year-old man was found beaten to death Monday in the 700 block of West 61st Street, officials said. Five days earlier, a 22-year-old man...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 12:43 PM
A 35-year-old man was killed in the Avalon Park neighborhood and three others were wounded in separate South Side attacks Wednesday night, according to police.
The man killed, identified by the Cook County medical examiner's office as Dwan Long of the...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 5:43 AM
Police have issued an alert after a man tried to lure a 14-year-old girl into his car in the McKinley Park neighborhood Wednesday night.
The man followed the girl south on Wood Street from Archer Avenue, pulled his four-door silver car alongside her and...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 2:10 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel had a message Monday for CTA riders upset about upcoming fare hikes: they’re not really fare increases, public transit remains a bargain and commuters can “make that choice” about whether to drive or take buses and...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 4:09 AM
As Mayor Rahm Emanuel rolls out his long-delayed speed camera plan, new numbers his office released suggest that drivers who speed in Chicago could rack up way more in fines than a cash-starved City Hall initially projected.
The mayor had hoped to bring...
| Jul 29, 2013
You could miss it walking by. A small red circle with a line crossing over an image of a gun and a knife, printed on white paper and posted just east of the entrance: "NO WEAPONS."
But the makeshift sign outside Keefer's Restaurant on Chicago's Near...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 4:54 AM
Even as Chicago prepares to test speed cameras next week, problems in Baltimore's 3-year-old camera program are raising questions about one of the bidders for Mayor Rahm Emanuel's controversial proposal that could target speeders in school and park...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 6:39 PM
The day after 14-year-old Christopher Bowen died at a Chicago Park District pool, friends and family on Saturday were trying to piece together what went wrong when the boy dove into the deep end of the pool.
"We just want to know what happened and why,"...