| Feb 23, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Chicago's West Englewood neighborhood is on alert after a 13-year-old girl was sexually assaulted at gunpoint.
Witnesses helped police construct a sketch of the suspect.
Community activists, along with Alderman Joann Thompson of the 16th Ward walked the...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 3:04 PM
Chicago on Wednesday reached 100 homicides for the year--the fastest the city has hit this mark in at least seven years, RedEye and police data show.
Seventeen homicides have been recorded in the last week--including four each on Saturday and Sunday, a...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 4:18 PM
A 16-year-old boy was shot to death on a West Englewood street this afternoon, police said.
The boy was shot in the head in the 1400 block of West 73rd Street at about 2:40 p.m., said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Daniel O'Brien.
The victim was...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 2:49 PM
Chicago ended the first quarter of 2012 last week with 118 homicides, the worst first quarter for homicides in nine years, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
The city recorded 50 homicides in March, up from 22 homicides in March 2011,...
| Oct 22, 2011
| 4:29 PM
In the video, Flint Farmer was lying on the grass between the curb and the sidewalk. It was shortly before 2 a.m. on a June morning in the West Englewood neighborhood, and Farmer had been shot by a Chicago police officer. Then, according to the video, the...
| Nov 3, 2011
The father of an unarmed man shot and killed by a Chicago police officer over the summer called Wednesday for Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez to bring criminal charges against the officer.
Speaking with a microphone at Daley Plaza while...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 8:01 PM
A 16-year-old boy was seriously wounded in what appeared to be an accidental shooting this evening in the West Englewood neighborhood, authorities said.
The boy was in the 7100 block of South Honore Street when he was shot about 6:20 p.m., according to...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 3:39 AM
Nine people were shot Thursday night and Friday morning, according to police, including two teens and three men in separate attacks in the Englewood and West Englewood neighborhoods.
A 20-year-old was shot in the 5100 block of South Archer Avenue about...
| Jun 17, 2012
A Chicago police officer cracked Greg Larkins' head open with a baton back in 2006, requiring him to be stitched up at a hospital.
Within a few days, several relatives of Larkins who said they witnessed the allegedly unprovoked attack gave statements...
| Jun 16, 2012
| 12:23 PM
Two adults and two infants were injured this afternoon in a fire at a building on the South Side in the city's West Englewood neighborhood.
The fire broke out shortly after 1 p.m. at a building located at 5923 S. Damen Ave., according to Chicago Fire...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 4:20 AM
A 16-year-old girl and four other people were killed and at least 20 others wounded Saturday afternoon into Sunday morning across the city, from the Near North Side west to the Austin neighborhood and as far south as 107th Street.
From Friday evening...