| Oct 20, 2012
| 12:03 PM
Chicago police are conducting a death investigation after a body was found today in a vehicle in the Portage Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side, officials said.
The body was found inside a vehicle on the 3600 block of North Menard Avenue at 10:12 a....
| 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
| 6:36 PM
Update: Victor Lao was reunited with his family today and is safe at home, police said.
Police are searching today for a 12-year-old boy who went missing Saturday afternoon from the city's Portage Park neighborhood.
Victor Lao was last seen about 2 p.m....
| May 24, 2012
| 7:25 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel billed his soon-to-be-launched speed camera program as being about child safety and not raising cash, but a new Tribune/WGN-TV poll shows most Chicago voters are skeptical of the mayor's rationale and don't want the devices.
| Nov 2, 2012
| 4:00 AM
In a grand ceremony in front of the future first lady, veteran Chicago teacher Harold "Jerry" Mash was lauded for tirelessly working to help his students — a stark contrast to how he was labeled in an Ohio courtroom three decades earlier.
| Jun 12, 2012
| 3:54 PM
In an effort to save a theater and break a Guinness World Record, the 6 Corners BBQ Festival is asking Chicagoans for their help.
The Portage Park Theater, located at 4050 N. Milwaukee Ave., is at risk of being replaced with a church. Community...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 2:28 AM
Five people were wounded in four overnight shootings across the city, Chicago police said this morning.
An 18-year-old woman was shot in the head about 2:10 a.m. in the 5100 block of West School Street in the Portage Park community, police said, citing...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 12:40 PM
New City saw two double homicides in two days, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
On Sunday, two men, ages 21 and 22, were shot to death in the 700 block of West 50th Place, police said. Two days earlier, two men, ages 22 and 26, were...
| Jul 22, 2012
| 1:48 AM
At least 22 people were shot, three fatally, across the city Friday night and Saturday morning.
The latest slaying was gang-related and occurred about 6 a.m. when a man identified as Gerry Woods, 37, of the 4500 block of South Wood Street, was shot in...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 3:38 PM
Two men who robbed a Portage Park Chase Bank and three people who were in a get-away car are in custody tonight, authorities said.
The pair who held it up are also suspected of robbing a different Chase Bank branch, 1230 N. Milwaukee Ave., on two...
| Feb 4, 2012
| 7:44 PM
Two men were charged and ordered held without bond in connection with a bank robbery that occurred Friday in the Portage Park neighborhood, officials said.
Lester Warfield, 47, of the 1500 block of North Spaulding Avenue and Scott Hawkins, 40, of the...