| 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...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 12:12 AM
Authorities suspect robbery in the shooting death of a South Shore man discovered lying in the vestibule of his South Side apartment building.
The shooting happened about 5:40 p.m. Monday in the 2000 block of East 68th Street in the South Shore...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 11:45 AM
A year after a roof collapse that killed two Chicago firefighters, more than 100 of their brethren gathered at the fire scene--now a vacant lot--to memorialize them and every other Chicago firefighter who died on this date.
Firefighters Corey Ankum, 34,...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 4:04 PM
The amount of income that commuters who use mass transit will be eligible to shelter from taxes to pay their fares drops on Jan. 1 to $125 a month from the current $230 a month, while the tax-free parking benefit for drivers will increase from $230 to...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 1:44 AM
Two men were wounded, one critically, in separate shootings this morning and afternoon on the city's South Side.
The latest shooting happened about 12:30 p.m. on the 6800 block of Union Street in the Englewood neighborhood, said Chicago Fire Department...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 4:50 AM
A gunman got out of a vehicle and opened fire, fatally striking a 34-year-old man Monday afternoon in the South Shore neighborhood, Chicago police said.
The victim was identified this morning by the Cook County medical examiner's office as Willie...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 2:23 PM
A 47-year-old convicted felon was ordered held without bail today for the October shooting of a 14-year-old boy and a 31-year-old man in the South Shore neighborhood, officials said.
Roosevelt Owens of the 10400 block of South Calhoun Avenue appeared in...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 12:24 AM
Chicago firefighters this morning quickly extinguished a small fire in a large South Side building that residents said has been without heat and hot water for all but a few hours since the weekend.
More than a half-dozen residents of the courtyard...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 9:15 AM
A 60-year-old Chicago woman on her way to visit family in Seattle was one of two people killed Sunday morning in a bus crash on an icy interstate highway in western Montana.
Fatimah Amatullah, of the 7200 block of S. South Shore Drive in the South...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 5:38 AM
CHESTERTON, Ind. (AP) — The agency running the South Shore commuter railway is holding public hearings on a proposed 5 percent fare increase starting next month.
The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District also might change its policy for...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 6:48 PM
Dione Deshawn Moody, an up-and-coming wardrobe stylist, was carrying groceries to his apartment in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood last month when a 17-year-old boy allegedly approached and asked for change for a $10 bill, according to court...