| Apr 23, 2014
| 9:25 AM
South Chicago and South Lawndale each saw double homicides in the last week, according to police information.
In South Lawndale, two men, ages 19 and 32, were shot to death Sunday in the 2800 block of South Sawyer Avenue, police said.
| Jan 19, 2014
| 8:45 PM
A South Side gathering Sunday extolled the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on the day before the holiday that bears his name by sounding the call for economic equality.
A two-hour event at St. Michael the Archangel in the South Chicago neighborhood drew 2,...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 7:36 AM
No one expected gangs to find their way to Pill Hill.
That was one thing that attracted Bernice Mack to the neighborhood more than 40 years ago. More than the quiet streets, though, it was the charming red brick trilevel on South Chappel Avenue that...
| 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...
| Oct 6, 2013
Shortly after news of Pearl Harbor reached Chicago, Army Pvt. John Landers walked into the Warren Avenue police station and told the cops he'd gone AWOL from a base in Texas 13 days earlier. The 20-year-old had intended to the see the sights of the big...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 2:28 PM
A man who was 16 at the time tried to rob and then shot to death a man in the South Chicago neighborhood in 2009, then tried to get someone else to dispose of an incriminating bullet for him, prosecutors said today.
Dennis Laird, 20, who is currently...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 1:39 PM
A man died when fire broke out in his apartment in the South Chicago neighborhood early this morning in a blaze started by electrical issues.
Firefighters were called to the 2 1/2-story building in the 8300 block of South Baker Avenue around 6 a.m.,...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 9:05 PM
A man who was found dead in an apartment in the South Chicago neighborhood early Friday was shot to death and police are conducting a homicide investigation, officials said Saturday.
The victim, who was 31 years old, was found as firefighters fought a...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 2:57 PM
Austin saw two homicides in two days last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
A 32-year-old man was fatally shot Saturday in the 5500 block of West Washington Boulevard, police said. Two days earlier, a 23-year-old man was shot...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 5:31 AM
Police have charged a 22-year-old man in connection with an early-morning robbery on a Blue Line train in the Logan Square neighborhood earlier this week.
Eric Carney, of the 4800 block South Chicago Beach Drive, was charged with a felony count of...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 1:57 PM
A South Side man who was peeved about a $150 debt smashed a 66-year-old man's head with a baseball bat in January, prosecutors said.
The victim required 28 stitches after the Jan. 23 attack, Assistant State's Attorney Colleen Rogers said in bond court...