| 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...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 4:48 PM
Chicago police have issued a community alert after three hold ups were reported on the Near West Side.
The incidents apparently happened at the hands of the same suspect, police said. In each case the man approached a victim, displayed a handgun and...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 3:08 PM
Chicago went five days without a homicide last week for the first time since April, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
No homicides were logged between Oct. 21 and Saturday afternoon, RedEye determined.
Chicago recorded no homicides...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 7:36 AM
A 17-year-old boy and his 53-year-old uncle were shot in the Galewood neighborhood on the Northwest Side this morning, two of four people shot overnight in Chicago, according to police.
About 3:10 a.m., somone firing a gun chased the 17-year-old into...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 6:03 AM
A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk.
• 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 3:23 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday announced his latest partnership with Coca-Cola: The soft drink giant will pay for 50,000 blue recycling carts for Chicago homes and in return gets to put images of Coke products on the lids of the familiar bins.
| 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...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 7:06 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has refused to ban soda from City Hall vending machines and has not joined the push to limit the size of sugary drinks people can buy, citing the importance of “personal responsibility.”
That philosophy apparently does not...
| Nov 20, 2012
The Chicago-based Showtime dramedy "Shameless" can either be seen as a small victory for Chicago's TV and film community or a missed opportunity, depending on how you want to look at it.
The series films most of its exterior scenes in Chicago (unlike...