| May 24, 2013
| 12:34 PM
A Southwest Side man has been charged in the 2009 death of a 16-year-old boy ejected from an SUV when it was rammed by a van during a chase, prosecutors said.
Hugo “Juicy” Ocon, 30, has been charged with first-degree murder in the slaying...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 5:18 PM
West Garfield Park has recorded two homicides in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
A 24-year-old man was shot to death Tuesday in the 4000 block of West Wilcox Street, police said. A 33-year-old man was stabbed to...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 4:25 PM
Chicago police officials are warning business owners in the Chicago Lawn/Gage Park area of increased robbery incidents this month.
The robberies happened on Dec. 6 at about 6 p.m. on the 2800 block of West 59th Street, then a robbery happened on Dec. 9...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 7:16 PM
As Chicago Public Schools embarks on closing dozens of schools, a third-grader from Garvey Elementary School on Wednesday summed up how many parents, educators and other students feel about the shutdowns.
Speaking at the monthly Board of Education...
| 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 28, 2012
In the words of renowned author James Baldwin, March’s Teacher of the Month, Susan Steinmiller, rejects making peace with mediocrity.
The devoted teacher drives 100 miles daily from Rockford to Gage Park High School on Chicago’s south side,...
| 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....
| Jan 14, 2012
| 6:28 AM
Four men were shot in Chicago between about 8:45 and 10:45 p.m. on Friday, according to police.
One of the men, 31, died after he was shot by two people who approached him on foot, according to a release from the Chicago Police Department.
| Oct 10, 2012
| 12:09 PM
Preston Morefield was about 26 years old and a new lineman for ComEd when his supervisor suggested he climb a 65-foot high telephone pole covered with ice. Morefield wore spikes on his shoes and a body harness with straps for lifting himself, but there...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 4:13 PM
An insurance company is suing the City of Chicago and the owners of a two-story building where a Chicago firefighter died last week, asking a judge to stop any future demolition of the site.
In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Cook County Circuit Court,...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 5:56 AM
West Nile cases in the United States are 40 percent up from last week. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports there are 1,590 confirmed cases nationally.
There have been 66 deaths so far this year.
More than 70 percent of the cases were...
| Sep 8, 2012
| 1:39 PM
Three children and two adults were taken to hospitals following a three-vehicle traffic crash in the Gage Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side this afternoon.
The collision happened at the intersection of 55th Street and Western Boulevard about 3 p....