| Feb 23, 2013
| 9:19 AM
Police say a woman fatally stabbed her cousin's cat and left it on its back after she was kicked out of the cousin's apartment Friday night in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side.
Tish Coleman, 31, of the 6400 block of South Maryland Avenue, was...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 2:48 PM
A woman from Chicago's Woodlawn neighborhood was "covered in blood" Friday when she was arrested for allegedly stabbing her cousin's cat to death, Cook County prosecutors said today.
Tish Coleman, 31, is charged with felony aggravated cruelty to an...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 5:19 PM
A political conservative turned liberal, lifelong Roman Catholic and world-class curmudgeon, Garry Wills has called President Barack Obama a disappointment and Pope Benedict XVI irrelevant — and that was before the pontiff announced his resignation....
| Feb 16, 2013
| 2:01 PM
A 31-year-old off-duty Chicago police officer who died when the SUV she was driving rolled over on the Chicago Skyway late Friday was on her way to celebrate a new position with the department, according to her family.
Shaunda Bond, 31, was pronounced...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 5:47 AM
Chicago's "rooftop pastor," the Rev. Corey Brooks, said Tuesday he gave $2,000 in church members' donations to disgraced former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who is on trial on racketeering charges.
Brooks said Kilpatrick, who was forced to resign as...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 10:41 AM
A man threatened to blow up a CTA bus and told police he was "jihad against the white devil" this week, causing evening rush hour passengers to flee in fear for their lives, authorities said.
A judge set bail at $90,000 Tuesday for Caleb Russell, 23,...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 2:34 PM
Austin, the Near West Side and Woodlawn each recorded one homicide this week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
In Woodlawn, a 39-year-old man hit by a car Tuesday died of head and neck blunt force injuries. The Medical Examiner's...
| Dec 8, 2012
| 2:35 PM
Bail was set at $400,000 today for a self-admitted gang member charged with attempted first-degree murder for a September shooting on Chicago's South Side that left two men injured.
Araell Ross, 17, of the 8000 block of South Muskegon Avenue in the...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 11:00 AM
A refurbished CTA bus that offers fruit and vegetables has been making stops on the South Side for only a few weeks, but already the demand for this fresh food is high.
Fresh Moves, a mobile food market that has been serving the West Side for more...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 4:42 AM
Four people were wounded Monday afternoon and evening in separate shootings on the South Side.
About 6:50 p.m., a 23-year-old man was shot in the foot in what appeared to be a drive-by shooting, police said. After the shooting, which happened in the 400...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 9:16 PM
Shots rang out, causing panic and chaos as hundreds of mourners were leaving a Catholic church on the South Side following funeral services Monday for a slain reputed gang member.
As people scattered for exits, a woman knocked Deborah Echols-Moore, 59,...