| Jun 11, 2013
| 3:03 PM
Having rolled out some pretty heavy artillery to mark the 50th anniversary of the Grant Park Chorus and other musical milestones last summer, what will the 2013 Grant Park Music Festival do for an encore?
Quite a bit, as it turns out.
| 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...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 5:10 PM
Four men were killed in separate South Side attacks Monday, two of them within blocks of each other about nine hours apart, authorities said.
In the most recent killing, police responded about 8:50 p.m. to a call of a person shot in an alley adjacent to...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 8:44 AM
A 34-year-old man was pronounced dead after being injured in a drive-by shooting in the South Shore neighborhood this morning, police said.
The shooting happened at about 9:30 a.m. on the 7400 block of South Colfax Avenue, said Chicago Police Department...
| 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...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 5:05 AM
A teen was killed and three men were injured in separate attacks on the South Side Thursday afternoon and Friday morning, police said.
The 17-year-old boy killed was shot this evening near 70th Street and Stony Island Avenue and pronounced dead at...
| 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...
| 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...