| Nov 27, 2013
| 2:58 PM
A man discovered unresponsive under a bridge in the North Park neighborhood this week became the third person to die from causes related to cold exposure this season, authorities said.
David Kraft, 52, who was believed to be homeless and gave his home...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 7:08 AM
A Barrington woman who pleaded guilty to hosting an underage drinking party at her home in 2011 is facing new charges after she crashed an SUV on the Near West Side while high on heroin and carrying 16 foil packets of the drug, Chicago police said.
| Jul 23, 2013
| 8:12 AM
A 43-year-old man was shot and critically injured during an argument on the Southwest Side late Monday night, and a West Side shooting also left two people hurt, according to authorities.
About 11:40 p.m., someone took out a gun and opened fire during a...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 2:22 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel hopped on the city’s shiny, new “unicorn” Thursday and briefly pedaled around a Near West Side park for the benefit of a few TV cameras.
He was there to promote a new contest for the city’s Divvy bike rental...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 7:34 PM
About 25 people protested outside a railyard on Chicago’s Near West Side as part of a labor action under way at a small Bedford Park-based locomotive service company.
Workers at Mobile Rail Solutions walked off the job Wednesday after three...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 6:41 PM
The University of Illinois at Chicago announced Sunday that it wants to house President Barack Obama's future library and museum, joining a growing list of contenders.
UIC is exploring at least five sites on its Near West Side campus, said university...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 6:00 AM
A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk.
• At least six people were shot overnight in Chicago, including an 11-year-old girl sitting on the front steps of her Northwest Side home, a 16-year-old boy shot on the West Side and three...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 1:04 PM
Tom Carideo was driving through the West Town neighborhood on his way to pick up his young children Saturday night when he did a double-take when he saw a naked man running through the streets.
Carideo was about to make a right turn onto Ogden Avenue...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 11:39 AM
An off-duty Chicago police officer fatally shot a man on the Near West Side this morning in the third police-involved shooting since midnight and the fourth in the last 24 hours, police said.
The incident happened at 6:45 a.m. at a Chicago Housing...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 4:54 PM
Phyllis Adams, a harpist, and Monty Adams, a flutist, both moved to Chicago in the 1970s, met in a locker room at Orchestra Hall, fell in love and married.
What they didn't realize at the time was how hard it would be for two musicians to get by without...
| Sep 29, 2013
When Tony Pacini saw 27-year-old law student Andrea Alvarez across the dodgeball court in early February 2011, she definitely made an impression.
"She was hit with a ball and got out right away," remembers Tony, who was 29 and working in sales for AT&...