| Nov 28, 2012
| 2:35 PM
New City has recorded four homicides in the last 10 days, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
On Nov. 22, a 19-year-old man was shot to death in the 4900 block of South Seeley Avenue, police said. One day earlier, a 19-year-old man was...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 3:58 AM
Three people were hurt in overnight shootings in the West and Southwest Sides, including an apparent drive-by that injured a 17-year-old girl walking down the sidewalk, authorities said.
About 10:45 p.m., the 17-year-old girl was walking in the 6200...
| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 5:54 PM
Porshe Foster and Taniesha Dukes were inseparable friends since 5th grade and both teens attended the same vocational high school. Foster was studying to be an architect, while Dukes wanted to work in construction.
On Monday night the two were outside a...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 5:08 PM
Visitation and funeral services have been set for Walter Patmon Jr., a Chicago firefighter who died on duty Sunday night of natural causes.
The 18-year veteran died Sunday night of a heart attack less than an hour after returning from a minor fire,...
| 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...
| Apr 7, 2013
| 4:53 AM
A 22-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy were wounded in separate shootings late Saturday and early today in the Chatham and Gage Park neighborhoods on the South Side.
At 3:05 a.m. the 17-year-old was walking on a sidewalk in the 5200 block of South...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 5:59 AM
One firefighter suffered minor injuries at a fire in the South Chicago neighborhood early Sunday morning, and fires destroyed two other homes in the Gage Park and Brighton Park neighborhoods.
The firefighter hurt in the South Chicago neighborhood, in...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 6:03 AM
A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk. • A Chicago man is facing multiple charges in connection with a Thursday night hit-and-run accident that killed a Southwest Side woman. Read more
• A 30-year-old man was shot in the head...
| Mar 17, 2013
| 6:20 AM
A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk.
• A 16-year-old boy was killed in Gage Park on Saturday afternoon, one of four people shot between about 1:30 and 9:15 p.m. Read more.
• A truck ran into a train in the Hegewisch...
| 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,...