| Jul 13, 2013
| 1:07 PM
Bail was set at $250,000 today for a 27-year-old woman accused of starting a fire this week that left five adults and a child injured.
Whitney Holmes, of the 2000 block of East 72nd Street, was charged with aggravated arson and domestic battery....
| Jul 17, 2013
| 9:48 AM
Austin saw two separate homicides on Friday, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
An 8-year-old girl was strangled to death in the 5200 block of West Adams Street, police said. Meanwhile, a 24-year-old man was stabbed to death in the...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 6:46 PM
Shootings left at least four men dead and 9 other people wounded across the city Saturday night and Sunday morning.
The violence was largely confined to the South and West Sides and three of the incidents had more than one victim, according to...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:21 PM
Two people were wounded Monday night in a shooting on the South Side in the city's South Shore neighborhood, police said.
The shooting happened about 7:41 p.m. on the 7000 block of South Paxton Avenue, said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 5:41 PM
A U.S. postal worker and another man followed a 16-year-old boy around a Chicago Housing Authority complex before the second man shot the teen to death, Cook County prosecutors alleged Saturday.
On July 14, Aries Sanders, 24, the postal worker, and...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 1:43 PM
Friday. Aug. 30
Ag. Science 22, Roosevelt 0
Belleville East 35, Hubbard 0
Buffalo Grove 28, Leyden 14
CICS/Longwood 14, Marine 8
Clinton (Wis.) 19, North Boone 8
DeKalb 25, Vernon Hills 10
Douglass 12, Bronzeville 8
Evanston 39, Proviso...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 6:03 AM
A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk.
• An off-duty Chicago police officer fatally shot a man on the Near West Side this morning in the third police-involved shooting since midnight and the fourth in the last 24 hours, police...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 8:20 AM
A Chicago police sergeant was carjacked while off-duty in the South Shore neighborhood Friday night, police said.
About 10:20 p.m., the sergeant was behind the wheel of a silver 2006 Infinity SUV when he was carjacked near 71st Street and East End...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 2:47 PM
A judge set bail at $400,000 today for a man accused of carjacking an off-duty Chicago police sergeant on Sept. 6 in the South Shore neighborhood.
Christopher D. Jones, 19, of the 1300 block of East 69th Street, was charged with vehicular hijacking,...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 7:22 AM
Back in 2000, Chicago saxophonist-bandleader Ernest Dawkins had a dream: to launch a jazz festival in one of the city's tougher neighborhoods, Englewood.
Starting Thursday, the Englewood Jazz Festival will swing into its 14th year and, better yet,...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 11:57 AM
Twenty-six people were taken in good condition to hospitals this afternoon after a student discharged pepper spray inside a South Side elementary school, according to police and the Chicago Fire Department.
The incident occurred at the John Marsh...