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South Chicago

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  • 'Right in the middle'

    'Right in the middle'
    On a recent Friday afternoon at Willye B. White Park on Howard Street in Rogers Park, dozens of kids hit baseballs, kicked soccer balls and swung on the playset. The shrieks that accompanied the child’s play were loud—yet it was a quiet...
  • South Side man charged with buying guns for illegal resale

    South Side man charged with buying guns for illegal resale
    A South Side man was arrested today on charges he participated in an Indiana gun-buying spree — in a case highlighted by the Tribune to illustrate how firearms sold in other states end up on Chicago's streets. Winston Geralds, 24, also known by...
  • Police: Sergeant shoots suspect resisting arrest on South Side

    Police: Sergeant shoots suspect resisting arrest on South Side
    A Chicago police sergeant shot and wounded someone who fought with police and pulled out a cutting instrument as officers tried to arrest him in the South Chicago neighborhood Tuesday evening, police said. Officers had approached a group of people...
  • Convicted gun trafficker left little of a paper trail

    Convicted gun trafficker left little of a paper trail
    Of the hundreds of handguns and assault rifles that convicted gun trafficker David "Big Man" Lewisbey bought at Indiana gun shows and pumped onto Chicago's violence-plagued streets, only seven left a paper trail. And it didn't take long for that trail...
  • 12 communities each see a homicide

    Twelve Chicago community areas each logged a gunshot homicide in the last week, according to a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data. On the South Side, killings were recorded in Bridgeport, Chatham, Chicago Lawn, Englewood, Fuller Park, Greater...
  • Another mass shooting in 'Terror Town'

    Another mass shooting in 'Terror Town'
    Police call it Terror Town, a 2-block by 4-block patch of South Shore where apparent gang conflicts have erupted into three mass shootings in a little over two years. The latest occurred Monday evening when a gunman walked up to a strip mall on East 79th...
  • Shootings leave 7 wounded across city

    Shootings leave 7 wounded across city
    Seven people were shot in separate incidents Wednesday and early Thursday in South and West side neighborhoods, police said. The most recent shooting happened about 4 a.m. and left a 21-year-old man wounded. He was shot in the parking lot shared by a...
  • Man charged with wounding 74-year-old driver

    Man charged with wounding 74-year-old driver
    A South Chicago man has been charged with firing into a car and wounding the 74-year-old driver earlier this week, police said. Kent Smith, 21, of the 8200 block of South Brandon Avenue, has been charged with attempted first-degree murder and was due...
  • After fatal shooting, sister asks: 'What is Rahm Emanuel going to do about this?'

    After fatal shooting, sister asks: 'What is Rahm Emanuel going to do about this?'
    A 51-year-old man was killed and another man injured in the Fuller Park neighborhood on the South Side, two of six people shot Friday, according to family and officials. The shooting happened at about 6:30 p.m. on the 4200 block of South Princeton...
  • Prosecutors: Motorist drunkenly struck police sergeant with car

    Prosecutors: Motorist drunkenly struck police sergeant with car
    A South Shore man was ordered held in lieu of $100,000 bail Sunday after prosecutors say he struck a police sergeant who was securing a shooting scene Saturday night. King D. Wade, 76, of the 7100 block of South Coles Avenue, has been charged with...
  • 1 killed, 1 hurt in South Side auto accident

    1 killed, 1 hurt in South Side auto accident
    A man was killed and another injured when a vehicle crashed into a tree on the South Side Tuesday morning, officials said. The accident happened about 4:30 a.m. at 82nd Street and Yates Boulevard in the South Chicago neighborhood, according to...