| Jan 3, 2013
| 11:17 AM
A group of three or four young men has been operating a cell phone theft scam at restaurants in the Loop and Near North Side, police said today in a business alert.
Three of the thefts took place in less than three hours on Wednesday.
| Dec 24, 2012
| 6:29 AM
An off-duty Chicago police officer fired on a SUV Saturday night after it sped toward him following a minor traffic crash, police said.
The driver was not injured and fled his vehicle on foot following the incident, which happened shortly before 10 p....
| Dec 3, 2012
| 2:55 PM
A special Cook County grand jury indicted former Mayor Richard Daley's nephew on a charge of involuntary manslaughter in the death of David Koschman in a drunken confrontation on the city’s Near North Side, the special prosecutor said today.
| May 7, 2013
| 10:29 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s push to shut 53 city elementary schools ran into an unexpected buzz saw of criticism Tuesday from hearing officers hired to vet the process, with several raising doubts about the wisdom of the proposals and recommending...
| May 14, 2013
| 2:13 PM
Row, row, row your boat,
Gently down the shore,
If you see a lion there,
Don't forget to roar.
This unconventional take on a very familiar song is what parents and their children (grandparents too) heard as they strolled into the lobby of the Ruth...
| May 4, 2013
| 5:39 PM
A 19-year-old man was pronounced dead today after he apparently jumped into the Chicago River on the Near North Side weighted down with bricks tied around his waist, officials said.
The man was seen by someone on the bridge on the 1100 block of West...
| Apr 21, 2013
| 2:34 PM
A judge set bail at $10,000 today for a Virginia man accused of head-butting a 35-year-old man and fracturing his skull during a bar brawl in February on the Near North Side, police said.
Judge James Brown set the $10,000 bail for Albert Bingenheimer,...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 5:45 PM
A woman crossing a West Loop street was struck and fatally injured by a tanker truck this morning, authorities said.
The victim was identified as Catherine Cong Ye, 24, whose last confirmed address was in the 1200 block of Northampton Street in State...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 11:22 AM
The CTA finally got the message that its cell service is spotty, and the agency last week announced it is seeking information on how to improve its mobile network in the subways. Though the change likely will garner a happy reception from many, I'm not...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 2:13 PM
Two men were stabbed this morning in separate incidents on the Near North Side, police said.
One was stabbed in his torso at 3:40 a.m. near the 700 block of North Franklin Street while another was stabbed in his abdomen in the 1200 block of North Clark...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 7:33 AM
A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk.
• A 19-year-old man was shot on the Far South Side early this morning in the Rosemoor neighborhood. Read more
• Two men in their 20s were stabbed this morning on Clark Street on the...