| 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.
| 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...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 4:45 PM
The same man is suspected of robbing at least four storefront businesses on the Northwest Side this week, including two within 15 minutes.
During the robberies, the man entered the business and approached a cashier before displaying a knife, taking cash...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 10:07 AM
A Northwest Side man was robbed of $5,000, his cell phone, and his pants when he was trying to buy a car through craigslist last night.
The 22-year-old man said he and his girlfriend were not injured but said the ordeal was frightening. "They took a lot...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 4:01 PM
Portage Park and South Lawndale each have recorded two homicides so far this year, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
In Portage Park, a 21-year-old man was shot to death Friday in the 3900 block of North Central Avenue, police said....
| Feb 9, 2013
| 12:07 AM
Police say a man tried to sexually assault a 24-year-old woman about 11:35 a.m. Thursday in the Portage Park neighborhood.
The woman was walking in the 5100 block of West Grace Street when the man, described as a 5-foot-6 130-pound Hispanic man with...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 12:14 PM
Authorities are looking for the armed man who grabbed nearly $700 from a woman who’d just cashed a check at a bank this week in the Portage Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side.
It happened Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. in the Chase Bank branch, 4854 W....
| Feb 2, 2013
| 9:03 AM
Three shootings in the city since Friday night have left a 21-year-old man dead and three people hurt, Chicago police said.
The fatal shooting happened about 8:30 p.m., Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said.
Officers found the...