| Dec 1, 2012
| 8:04 AM
Four people were shot and killed Friday night and Saturday morning, and a fifth person who may have been dead for days or weeks was found with gunshot wounds.
In addition to the shootings, a man was stabbed to death on the Southwest Side about 12:45 a....
| May 20, 2013
| 7:56 PM
Two men were charged with first-degree murder for the shooting death of a man whose body was found in April in an unincorporated area in Thornton Township in the south suburbs, Cook County sheriff's officials said.
Brandon Johnson of Harvey and Lester...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 8:08 PM
The decomposed body of a female was found by a utility worker this morning behind a building in the Calumet Heights neighborhood, police said.
Later in the day, people fishing in the Cal Sag Channel found what may be a human skull, officials said.
| Aug 25, 2012
| 7:38 AM
A 26-year-old Riverdale man died after he fell into the Chicago River in the Goose Island neighborhood after stepping off a boat, officials said.
The accident happened at 9:21 p.m. on the 900 block of North Kingsbury Avenue at the Chicago River,...
| Mar 16, 2011
| 2:46 PM
Chicago went six consecutive days without a homicide this month, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
No homicides were recorded from March 6 through early Saturday morning, when a 30-year-old man was shot to death in the 4800 block of...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 10:57 AM
Chicago police are searching for a man who donned a wig and dressed like a woman to try to lure four girls into his van this week in Englewood.
The two incidents happened Wednesday and Thursday mornings in the 6600 block of South Wood Street, police said...
| Dec 14, 2010
| 5:25 PM
One reason families move to the suburbs is safety. Yet since 2008, at least 123 cases of attempted child abduction by a stranger have shaken suburban Cook County communities from Schaumburg to Riverdale and from Skokie to Blue Island, the Tribune found....
| Feb 26, 2012
| 2:30 PM
Veteran Chicago Police officer Preston Ross Jr. suffered a fatal heart attack Saturday while on duty at a CTA stop, the Cook County Medical Examiner said today.
Ross, 48, was in uniform and working on the CTA detail at the Grand Avenue Blue Line stop...
| Oct 30, 2011
| 4:40 AM
Authorities say a dead Riverdale man who suffered a gunshot wound was dropped off at Ingalls Hospital in Harvey by people who didn't stick around to file a report.
Jamail Xabier Seay, 20, of the 14200 block of South Stewart Avenue in Riverdale, was...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 12:43 PM
A Riverdale man was fatally shot by police who were responding to the man's home for a neighbor dispute in the south suburb on Saturday, police said.
Police were called to the 14300 block of Michigan Avenue in Riverdale on Saturday for a dispute...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 2:11 PM
The state of Illinois is teaming with Cook County on a trial program in which a loan fund will be created to buy vacant foreclosed homes, renovate them and resell them to home buyers at low interest rates.
Six suburbs will take part: Berwyn, Chicago...