| Jan 9, 2013
| 5:18 PM
West Garfield Park has recorded two homicides in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
A 24-year-old man was shot to death Tuesday in the 4000 block of West Wilcox Street, police said. A 33-year-old man was stabbed to...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 3:14 PM
A Near North Side branch bank was robbed this afternoon by a man wearing a Bears hat, according to the FBI.
The North Community Bank, 800 N. State St., was robbed just before 2 p.m., said Chicago FBI spokeswoman Joan Hyde, in an email.
The man went up...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 2:03 PM
At least twice recently men have been robbed in the early morning hours after stopping to talk with a woman or a group of women outside neighborhood bars on the Near North Side, police said today in a community alert. A later alert described two...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 5:32 PM
A man suspected in a string of salon robberies is believed to have held up a Near North Side salon this morning, police said.
The man went into a salon in the 1200 block of North Clybourn Avenue about 10:10 a.m. and robbed the business, said Chicago...
| 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....
| Mar 26, 2013
| 7:51 AM
A man has been arrested for stabbing another man during an argument on a Red Line platform on the Near North Side, police said.
The stabbing happened shortly after 8 p.m. Monday at the North and Clybourn station in the 1500 block of North Clybourn...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 12:56 PM
A City Council committee today signed off on 21 locations where food trucks will be able to park on a regular basis, but two others didn’t make the cut.
The ordinance making food trucks legal requires that at least 30 “food truck stands&...
| Nov 3, 2012
Terry Callier, a singer-songwriter who captivated a cult following with his quietly hypnotic baritone voice and hard-to-classify music that combined elements of folk, blues and jazz, died of cancer Oct. 27 at a hospital in Chicago. He was 67.
| Jan 26, 2013
| 7:10 PM
A man slain on the West Side early this morning had two brothers and a sister who also were fatally gunned down in the city, according to a close family friend.
"He was the last one," said Laverne Smith, 30, who said the man's mother no longer has any...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 4:18 PM
From now on Cook County will only be paying expenses for the prosecution of former Mayor Richard Daley's nephew, Richard J. Vanecko, and the manslaughter case will be handled pro-bono by the special prosecutor, officials said today.
Former U.S. Attorney...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 12:42 PM
An extra-alarm fire at a Near North Side high-rise building was largely confined to the unit where it started because the apartment's resident remembered to close the door after fleeing the fire, according to the Chicago Fire Department.