| May 12, 2012
| 10:15 AM
The father of a toddler initially believed to be found abandoned in a stroller on a Near West Side street -- prompting an official search for her family -- has been charged after making up the story while never actually leaving the child alone, police...
| May 14, 2012
| 7:19 AM
A trio of gunman shot and killed a man this morning in the city's University Village on the Near West Side, according to Chicago police.
The 30-year-old victim Larry McGee, of the 1000 Block of North Central Avenue, was pronounced dead at the Cook County...
| May 16, 2012
| 1:08 PM
New City and Woodlawn each saw two homicides in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
On Saturday in Woodlawn, a man was shot to death in the 6200 block of South Rhodes Avenue and a 28-year-old woman was fatally shot in the...
| May 21, 2012
| 4:24 AM
Two men were shot and killed this morning on the city's Near West Side, police said.
Killed were Estaban Alvarez, 27, of the 2200 block of South Leavitt Street and Alejandro Munoz, 26, of 2300 block of South Oakley Avenue, according to the Cook County...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 1:35 PM
Humboldt Park recorded homicides on three consecutive days in the past week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
On Monday, a 36-year-old woman was shot to death in the 3300 block of West North Avenue, police said. One day earlier, a 21-...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 1:18 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday offered a preview of the theme of his speech at the Democratic National Convention next month: his insider’s view of the moves President Barack Obama made after taking office.
“I'm going to testify to what I...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 3:05 PM
A University of Illinois at Chicago student was robbed at gunpoint yesterday off campus in the Near West Side community, according to the university.
The woman was walking in the 500 block of South Oakley Boulevard about 9:18 p.m. Thursday when she...
| May 30, 2012
| 2:50 PM
North Lawndale saw three homicides in two days this last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
On Monday, a woman was found shot to death in the 1500 block of South Sawyer Avenue, police said. The same day, a 19-year-old man was...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 2:41 PM
The Near West Side on Saturday recorded its seventh homicide of the year, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
A 26-year-old man was shot to death in the 1300 block of West Washburne Avenue, police said.
The community area, which...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 2:59 PM
Firefighters extinguished a blaze that started on the roof of one residential building in the West Town neighborhood this afternoon and spread to another, a Fire Department spokesman said.
Firefighters were called to the 1400 block of West Erie Street...
| Jun 23, 2012
| 3:28 PM
A Chicago Police officer who was off duty interrupted an armed robbery of a Near West Side gas station last night – foiling it and catching the culprit, police said.
Donald Davis, 23, of the 7600 block of South Morgan Street, was charged with...