| May 30, 2011
| 8:01 PM
A bullet from an off-duty Chicago police officer's gun grazed a man's finger when the man tried to disarm the officer during a struggle this evening in the West Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side, a police source said.
The officer had seen the...
| Jun 7, 2011
| 7:41 PM
Two men were shot in the South Side's Woodlawn neighborhood tonight, police said.
The incident happened before 8:30 p.m. near 66th Street and Stony Island Avenue, said Chicago Police Officer Daryl Baety.
One man, a 51-year-old, was shot in the lower...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 5:23 PM
Five homicides were recorded in Chicago on Monday, making it the deadliest day of the year so far, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
At about 1:50 a.m., a 25-year-old man was shot and killed in the 5600 block of South May Street in...
| Feb 15, 2011
| 7:33 PM
A 44-year-old woman was shot and wounded in both legs tonight as she stood near a bus stop in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side, Chicago police said.
The woman was struck by gunfire at about 8:23 p.m. in the 6100 block of South Cottage Grove...
| Feb 18, 2011
| 9:57 PM
Chicago's central core grew increasingly vibrant during the past decade, as young professionals filled new condominiums in the Loop and surrounding neighborhoods, taking advantage of trendy restaurants and nightspots.
But vast swaths of the city didn't...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 11:07 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today he's not focusing on the size of Ald. Edward Burke's bodyguard detail, which he suggested during the mayoral campaign would need to be cut in the spirit of shared sacrifice.
Emanuel said he's concentrating on getting large...
| 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...
| 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 22, 2012
| 7:29 AM
In support of First Lady Michelle Obama's call to Americans to support Veterans, Prosperity House Recovery Support Agency (PHRSA), a nonprofit entity, is hosting their 3rd Annual Leaf Award Fundraiser titled "Covering A Community". The keynote speaker...
| Apr 15, 2012
| 5:37 AM
Protesting the closing of a South Side mental health clinic, patients, advocates and staff held a rally that continued through Saturday night.
Demonstrators took shelter in about 10 tents that remained outside the Woodlawn Mental Health Clinic despite...