| Jan 20, 2012
| 3:49 AM
A 79-year-old man died in a fire in his studio apartment in the Sheridan Park neighborhood Thursday night, according to the Chicago Fire Department.
The victim was identified this morning by the Cook County medical examiner's office as Edward...
| Jan 22, 2012
| 2:07 PM
Chicago police are questioning a person of interest in the fatal stabbing of a 21-year-old man Saturday evening in the Logan Square neighborhood, according to authorities.
Linear Caballero was stabbed at about 6 p.m. after he and another man argued at...
| Jan 23, 2012
A 20-year-old Chicago man who had 72 days left to complete his sentence at the Cook County Jail's boot camp, scaled a barbed wire fence Sunday and managed to escape for about six hours before investigators tracked him down, officials said.
| Jan 23, 2012
| 11:45 AM
A Chicago man who was just about two months away from finishing up a boot camp sentence for burglary will be spending additional time in jail after escaping over the weekend.
Police say Jamall Allen, 20, took off from the Cook County Sherrif's Boot...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 2:00 AM
Joshua Merritt said he had no reason to be suspicious when one of his friends texted him, asking him to hang out with two other teenagers they both knew.
But after Merritt, 17, arrived at the home of one of the boys in Chicago’s East Beverly...
| Jan 29, 2012
| 2:47 PM
An Oak Park man died after tumbling from the van his father was driving late this afternoon on the Dan Ryan expressway, according to authorities.
Timothy Kreiss, 55, was found in the express lanes near 45th Street about 4:30 p.m. and was taken to...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 3:20 PM
A man's body with a gunshot wound was discovered this morning inside a vehicle following a house fire in the city's West Beverly neighborhood on the South Side.
Firefighters were called to the 2-story brick home in the 10200 block of South California...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 1:25 PM
The 43 puppies rescued from in a van parked in the Little Villageneighborhood Tuesday morning were packed three-to-six animals per carrier and bound for pet stores in Chicago and New York, an animal control official said Wednesday.
The puppies, some as...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 10:51 AM
Local School Council members, helped by the Chicago Teachers Union, are asking a Cook County court to intervene before the Chicago Board of Education votes on 17 proposed school closures and "turnarounds" later this month.
Members of nine local...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 8:45 PM
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn finds his leadership under fire from Illinois voters unhappy with the state's economy, a new Tribune/WGN-TV poll shows.
The survey found 54 percent disapprove of Quinn's job performance, compared with only 30 percent who...
| Feb 12, 2012
| 4:32 AM
A man who used a van as a battering ram to break into a garage, then knocked an off-duty police officer to the ground and kept driving was shot and fatally injured by the officer in the South Chicago neighborhood this morning, authorities said.
| Dec 29, 2011
| 3:24 PM
Cook County Public Guardian Robert Harris is sharply criticizing the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services after a 4-year-old boy was beaten to death.
"Untill a child dies, it doesn't seem to get much attention," Harris said....