| Dec 19, 2012
The South Shore Drill Team from Chicago will march in the inaugural parade for President Barack Obama, inauguration officials said Tuesday.
The team was among the first 24 groups whose participation in the Jan. 21 parade was announced. More than 2,800...
| Apr 11, 2013
As politicians in Washington took a step toward tightening the nation's gun laws Wednesday, first lady Michelle Obama sat down with Chicago high school students whose stories about violence brought her to tears.
Before the meeting began at Harper High...
| Jan 13, 2013
With both a bang and a whimper, the North Shore railroad, half a century ago this month, pulled the plug on a trolley wire that stretched from Chicago to Milwaukee and made the fortunes of towns in between.
Its last southbound train crashed into an...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 3:21 PM
Zombies. They're everywhere. Television. Movies. Graphic novels. Pub crawls. Burlesque shows. You can't swing a dismembered arm without hitting one. But look out: In Scott Kenemore's new book, "Zombie, Illinois," the walking dead are invading places...
| Nov 3, 2012
| 4:47 AM
A 32-year veteran firefighter remembered as an "all around great guy and great fireman" died Friday night when he was hit by a flashover of flames while battling an extra-alarm blaze in a Gage Park home, officials said.
Capt. Herbert Johnson, just...
| 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 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...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 5:28 AM
Four people were wounded in South Side shootings Wednesday afternoon and a fifth wounded in a Near West Side attack early Thursday morning.
The most recent shooting happened in the 1000 block of West Van Buren Street about 1:50 a.m. Police said...
| 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....