| Feb 14, 2014
| 2:55 PM
Officials have not been able to determine the cause of a fire Thursday on the West Side where a 62-year-old handicapped man was pronounced dead but officials believe a space heater may have contributed, officials said today.
The fire was reported at 5:...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 2:45 PM
An 18-year-old Chicago man was hospitalized after being shot in Evanston this afternoon, Evanston police said.
The shooting happened at about 2:30 p.m. on the 500 block of Howard Street, Evanston police said.
The man was shot multiple times and taken to...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 7:00 AM
A basement fire sent smoke rising to the upper floors of a North Side high-rise overnight but caused no serious injuries, authorities said.
A doorman in the 16-story building reported the fire just after 10 p.m., Chicago Fire Department commissioner...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 4:31 PM
CHICAGO -- A 16-year-old boy was killed and three other people were wounded when a masked gunman walked up to them in a McDonald's parking lot and opened fire Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.
The boy was shot in the head and was dead at the scene,...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 6:52 PM
One person was killed and seven more were seriously injured in a crash in the Logan Square neighborhood this morning.
The crash happened about 5:30 a.m. at the intersection of Kimball and Fullerton avenues on the Northwest Side.
At about 5:30 a.m., a...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 4:04 AM
A 60-year-old man was taken to a hospital early this morning after accidentally plunging over a CTA platform and falling onto the tracks in a Loop subway, police said.
The man had been looking for the train when he accidentally fell over the platform...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 5:56 AM
A 31-year-old woman was rescued by firefighters this morning from the frigid waters of Lake Michigan on the North Side.
It was not known how she got in the water but firefighters from an engine company were able to pluck her out about 7 a.m. in the 3700...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 1:07 PM
A man and woman shot in any icy West Side alley were among at least four people shot on the West and Far South sides today, police said.
The man and woman were shot about 11:50 a.m. in an alley on the 4200 block of West Wilcox Street in the West...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 10:36 AM
Police are questioning a man from Texas who crashed on the northbound Dan Ryan Expressway, killing a 4-year-old boy who was thrown from the SUV, authorities said.
Franklin Jackson Jr. was taken to Comer Children's Hospital after being found near the...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 5:41 PM
One week into Ravens training camp in 2008, coach John Harbaugh pulled aside safety Tom Zbikowski to share a company secret.
Harbaugh confided that if it were up to him, Zbikowski would be anywhere other than the Ravens practice field, flailing around...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 3:21 AM
Two 15-year-old boys were shot by police Sunday evening in the Princeton Park neighborhood, authorities said.
Patrick Camden, a spokesman for the Fraternal Order of Police union that represents rank-and-file officers, said the shooting happened when the...
| Jan 19, 2014
On Oct. 18, 1958, a bizarre-looking apparatus responded to a blaze at a lumberyard on Cermak Road, raised a steel arm hinged in the middle like an elbow, and revolutionized firefighting the world over.
"A fireman in a crow's nest at the top of the tower...