| Dec 4, 2011
| 7:32 AM
A violent Saturday left a 16-year-old boy and a man dead and five others wounded in separate shootings on the South Side.
The boy killed was identified as Dale Fisher, of the 7700 block of South Langley Avenue, according to a spokesman for the Cook...
| Dec 4, 2011
| 6:59 PM
One person is in custody following a shooting that left a 21-year-old man dead and an 18-year-old man injured in the West Woodlawn neighborhood, officials said.
Chicago Police Sgt. Jason Janopoulos said the suspect was arrested after police recovered a...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 4:27 PM
A Woodlawn man was charged with first-degree murder today in the shooting death of 18-year-old Devon Varner in September.
Christopher Hughes, 24, was responsible for the gunshot wound to Varner’s back that ultimately killed him, according to the...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 2:10 PM
Chicago this week reached 250 homicides for 2012--the worst start to a year in nine years, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
The city has not reached the 250-homicide mark for the first half of the year since 2003, which saw 286...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 2:54 AM
Authorities accused a man of trying to ram Chicago police officers with his SUV after they say he shot his girlfriend and her sister in the South Shore neighborhood.
Maurice Boston, 41, is expected to appear before a judge later today, charged with two...
| Jul 4, 2012
| 3:09 PM
Three people were shot in a drive-by shooting on the South Side this afternoon, police said.
The men were shot on the 800 block of East Marquette Road at 2:30 p.m., said Chicago police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala.
A 23-year-old man was shot in...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 12:43 PM
A woman, a Chicago Police officer and a firefighter were hospitalized following a fire in the West Woodlawn neighborhood this morning.
The fire started about 8:30 a.m. on the third floor of a building in the 600 block of East Marquette Road, according...
| Jan 7, 2012
| 11:17 PM
Three people were shot this afternoon in an attack in the West Woodlawn neighborhood, police said.
The shooting took place about 3:20 p.m. in the 6600 block of South Langley Avenue, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala.
One man, 22,...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 4:18 PM
A blind man was robbed of his wallet this afternoon in the South Side’s Woodlawn neighborhood but passersby came to his rescue, authorities said, grabbing hold of the culprit until Chicago police arrived.
The suspect approached the 61-year-old...
| Feb 26, 2012
| 4:08 PM
At the end of a tumultuous week, Chicago Public Schools chiefJean-Claude Brizard took to the pulpit at a storied South Side church on Sunday to defend the controversial decision to close or turnaround struggling schools.
“I argue and I beg that...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 2:59 PM
Two men were stabbed to death in separate incidents in Chicago in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
A 25-year-old man was stabbed to death Monday in the 600 block of West Stratford Place in Lakeview, police said. Four...