| Dec 13, 2013
| 12:49 PM
A convicted felon charged in the 1988 slaying of a woman in her Rogers Park apartment was ordered held without bail today, authorities said.
DNA evidence helped Chicago police arrest Prentice Phillips, 48, of Evanston, who was charged Thursday with...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 3:45 PM
A Cook County jury this afternoon found a south suburban Hazel Crest man guilty of first-degree murder in the 2011 killing of a hearing-impaired man in a robbery on the Evanston-Chicago border, officials said.
In a trial at the courthouse in Skokie, the...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Lake Michigan appeared frozen solid along the North Shore in the winter of 1899. The lake's frozen appearance masked the fact that ice thickness ranged from as deep as three feet to razor thin. The lake's waves pulsed under those who ventured on the ice...
| Dec 20, 2013
In the historic Golden Dome field house in Garfield Park, bank executives and charity leaders gathered in August to trade hugs and self-congratulatory speeches.
Nonprofit groups on the West Side were helping restore communities by renovating homes...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Days before the 2012 NATO summit, Chicago authorities made national headlines when they announced the arrests of three "domestic terrorists" who had plotted attacks against Mayor Rahm Emanuel's home, President Barack Obama's re-election headquarters and...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 9:16 AM
Firefighters this morning were still putting out rekindled hot spots after an extra-alarm fire gutted a strip mall in the North Side's Peterson Park neighborhood Friday afternoon, according to fire officials.
Parts of the building rekindled several...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 6:15 AM
The second of three men charged in the "Pick 'Em Out and Knock 'Em Out" slaying of a 62-year-old father of 12 has been sentenced to 27 years in prison after pleading guilty.
Nicholas Ayala, 18, pleaded guilty Tuesday to murder and robbery in the 2012...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 6:07 AM
The estate of a North Side businessman who died of cyanide poisoning after winning a $1 million lottery jackpot was divided among his two surviving heirs Wednesday in a deal that bars both sides from pursuing a wrongful-death lawsuit unless a criminal...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 10:16 AM
"Chicago is the drain into which the brains of the Middle West disappear. Moving there is not even an aspiration for ambitious Michiganders. It's the accepted endpoint of one's educational progression: grade school, middle school, high school, college,...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Two men, including a dining hall employee, were charged with aggravated robbery after a cafeteria manager at Loyola University Chicago was held at gunpoint early Friday and forced to hand over money from a safe, police and prosecutors said.
| Dec 19, 2013
| 6:10 AM
A woman was blinded in a savage attack in Rogers Park by a man who stabbed her in the eyes and face, then cut the tendons in both her wrists and a major artery in her leg, police said.
Officers responding to a battery call found the man standing over the...