| 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...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 6:43 AM
A Chicago police officer was released from the hospital this morning, hours after a bullet fragment struck him in the head as officers served a search warrant in the Calumet Heights neighborhood, authorities said.
The tactical officer was hit between the...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Not every child can be saved.
Not every kid who grows up broken can be steered away from bad choices by caring adults toward some new life, one with a purpose.
But Valerie Groth, a veteran Chicago Public Schools social worker at New Sullivan...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 2:05 PM
A Calumet Heights man has been charged with trying to kill a Chicago police officer injured when a bullet fragment struck him in the head as officers served a search warrant at the man's home, authorities said.
James Garland, 53, faces charges of...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 9:32 PM
Wednesday's print column Is there still political life in the anti-gay marriage movement? Are union forces strong enough to win a battle with the Democratic establishment over pension reform? These questions are central to two of the most interesting...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 5:51 PM
A 20-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the leg this morning in the Albany Park neighborhood and another man was shot in the leg in the South Chicago neighborhood this evening, police said.
The man went to Swedish Covenant Hospital following...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 6:04 AM
A 31-year-old man was in critical condition this morning after being stabbed in the South Side's South Chicago neighborhood early this morning, authorities said.
The man was stabbed in the face and abdomen in the 2800 block of East 90th Street about 1:...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 11:08 AM
Christmas is still weeks away, but family had already done their shopping for Jah'Niyah White, a South Side child described by a doting grandmother as "the smartest 2-year-old I’ve ever met in my life."
Her father had plans to honor her...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 12:52 PM
A 17-year-old girl and a 21-year-old woman were wounded Monday morning during separate shootings on the South Side.
A person trying to rob the girl shot her in the abdomen about 7:55 a.m. in the 10200 block of South Commercial Avenue in the city's South...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 3:19 PM
A South Chicago man was ordered held in lieu of $100,000 bail Sunday after he allegedly stabbed a dog to death during a domestic dispute.
Raymond A. Rodgers, of the 8200 block of South Houston Avenue, faces misdemeanor domestic battery and criminal...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 1:30 AM
Two men were found dead Sunday morning after an apparent home invasion in the South Chicago neighborhood, authorities said.
Authorities said the men, 18 and 35, were apparently shot to death during a home invasion in the 9100 block of South Commercial...