| Jan 22, 2012
| 11:37 AM
A Chicago Police Department Commander serving on the city's Southwest Side died of a heart attack Saturday night, according to a release from the department.
Cmdr. John Kupczyk was in charge of the large Chicago Lawn District, which covers such...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 4:50 AM
Thursday night shootings left one person dead and four others wounded in the Washington Park, Gage Park and Little Village neighborhoods, according to police.
A 19-year-old man was killed and a 16-year-old girl wounded in a shooting about 10:10 p.m....
| 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.
| Jul 27, 2011
| 3:51 PM
Three women have been killed in Chicago homicides since Saturday, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
On Tuesday, a 17-year-old girl was fatally shot in the 6600 block of South May Street in Englewood, police said.
On Saturday, a 53-...
| Aug 8, 2011
| 3:02 AM
Eleven people were hurt this afternoon in an auto crash in the South Side's Gage Park neighborhood, according to the Chicago Fire Department.
The crash happened at 55th and Richmond streets just before 3 p.m. and involved an SUV and a car.
| 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,...
| Aug 21, 2011
| 5:03 AM
At least seven people were wounded overnight in separate shootings on the city's South and Northwest and West sides, officials said.
The first shooting happened about 10:06 p.m. on the 800 block of East 42nd Street in the Bronzeville neighborhood, said...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 3:38 PM
South Lawndale saw two homicides in one day last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
On Saturday, a 23-year-old man was shot to death in the 2500 block of South Spaulding Avenue and a 28-year-old man was stabbed to death in the 2600...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 2:53 PM
South Shore has seen two homicides in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
On Tuesday, an 18-year-old man was shot to death in the 2400 block of East 75th Street, police said. Four days earlier, a 50-year-old man was...
| Nov 6, 2011
| 9:13 AM
Chicago police have issued an alert today for a Southwest Side teen who has been missing since Friday.
Jovanny Santillan, 14, was last seen in the area of 50th Street and Maplewood Avenue in the Gage Park neighborhood, according to a release from Chicago...