| Apr 15, 2013
| 7:07 PM
William Friedkin, the director of “The French Connection” and “The Exorcist,” a pair of acclaimed Tracy Letts adaptations (“Bug” and “Killer Joe”) and author of “The Friedkin Connection,” a new...
| Apr 1, 2013
In 1972, Jim Reynolds was less than two months shy of graduating from Chicago Vocational High School, with plans of becoming a television repairman.
Raised in Englewood on the city's South Side, he had been studying the trade for two years when his...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 5:29 PM
A woman and her 5-year-old granddaughter died this morning in a fire in an apartment that was not equipped with smoke detectors in the South Shore neighborhood, authorities said.
Fire officials were called around 8:30 a.m. to a three-story building in...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 7:07 AM
A man was shot and killed in the backyard of his apartment building in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side overnight, touching off a police chase that ended in a crash, police said.
Efrain Cruz, 25, was behind his home in the 3200 block of...
| 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...
| Mar 18, 2012
| 4:27 PM
Upon hearing that his sister had been in a fight at a bus stop nearby, a Chicago man fired 12 rounds into a crowd of people he blamed for the altercation, hitting a 17-year-old boy in the hand and grazing a woman, prosecutors said.
| Mar 27, 2012
| 9:43 PM
Violence in the city has left four people injured, including one dead, this evening after they were shot and stabbed in separate incidents, police said.
In the first incident, a man was hospitalized in serious-to-critical condition after he was stabbed...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 11:59 AM
Patrons at a South Shore nail salon hit the floor Thursday evening when a gun inside the purse of an off-duty Chicago police officer accidentally discharged inside the crowded salon, striking the officer in the leg.
The 22-year veteran officer was shot...
| Apr 8, 2012
| 3:41 PM
Two eastbound train engines collided with each other in Gary early Sunday morning, scattering dozens of train cars off the tracks in the Miller neighborhood.
Gary Fire Department Battalion Chief Donald Williamson said two engines traveling east...
| Oct 7, 2012
| 2:18 AM
CHICAGO – The South Shore Railroad accommodated hundreds of football fans who decided to ride the rails to get to the Notre Dame-Miami game at Soldier Field Saturday night.
The South Shore added more trains because the demand for transportation...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 7:25 AM
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY -- Police have released the identity of a 22-year-old man killed Sunday night when his SUV was hit by a South Shore Line passenger train.
Emergency crews were called to the scene just after 8 pm at the intersection of Pine Rd. and...