| Dec 20, 2013
The bullets found Nazia "Peanut" Banks while he was running, just as he was about to climb the steps of his home on an unseasonably hot spring night.
Peanut was 12, but he wasn't some big 12-year-old with chin fuzz and the beginnings of muscles. He...
| Jan 9, 2014
Letters to the editor for the Jan. 9 TribLocal print edition from Elmhurst, Naperville, West Chicago, Woodridge and St. Charles.
The Christmas songs are off the radio now. The table leaf and extra chairs are put away. The house is...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 6:24 PM
A 17-year-old boy was being questioned by police after a passenger in a vehicle he was driving died early today following a South Chicago neighborhood crash, authorities said.
Darius Dudley, 18, was pronounced dead at 6:24 a.m. at John H. Stroger Jr....
| Dec 18, 2013
| 1:43 PM
Two men were shot to death in Austin in the last two weeks, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
On Saturday, a 26-year-old man was fatally shot in the 300 block of North Central Avenue, police said. Six days earlier, a 26-year-old man...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 4:02 PM
The following items were taken from police reports:
•The back door of a home in the 2400 block of Cimarron Court was pried open between 1 and 6:12 p.m. Dec. 6, but nothing appeared to be missing.
•Someone attempted to take two...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 7:54 AM
A firefighter was injured and at least five adults and nine children were displaced in an early morning fire broke out today on the city's South Side.
The fire started about 2 a.m. at a 3-story building on the 9000 block of South Houston Avenue in the...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 2:54 PM
When United Neighborhood Organization CEO Juan Rangel held a school opening ceremony or Latino leadership forum, he could count on some of Illinois’ most powerful politicians to show and often provide substantial financial backing.
That kind of...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 5:57 AM
An 18-year-old man was shot in the chest in the South Shore neighborhood Monday night.
Someone shot him in the 8400 block of South Muskegon Avenue about 6:30 p.m., Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada said.
| Dec 9, 2013
| 9:30 AM
A 2-year-old girl died after she was attacked by a dog Saturday afternoon at her grandfather's home in the South Chicago neighborhood and her death was ruled a homicide, authorities said.
Jah'Niyah White was pronounced dead at 3:40 p.m. at Jackson...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 4:44 AM
One man was fatally gunned down, a woman was stabbed and three other men were wounded during separate attacks Sunday on the city's South and West sides.
Most recently in the 300 block of West 60th Place, a 22-year-old man was shot dead on the scene...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 5:49 AM
At least five people have been wounded in shootings on the West and South sides since late Thursday morning, authorities said.
The most recent shooting was about 5:20 p.m., when a 22-year-old man was shot in the 2700 block of West Monroe Street on the...