| Jul 11, 2014
| 5:53 PM
Several times a year, Lurie Children’s Hospital sends a family dealing with a child’s cancer diagnosis to a Wisconsin camp where they can spend the weekend reading, cooking, hiking nature trails and otherwise unwinding from lives normally...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 1:24 PM
For 10 minutes, it seemed like the shooting was everywhere in the South Chicago neighborhood.
It started when someone shot and wounded a couple, then two people fired at the shooter, then there was a chase and shots exchanged and a man sitting on a...
| Jul 10, 2014
Nearly a quarter-century ago, a newborn residing in West Garfield Park could expect to live slightly more than 63 years.
A child's life expectancy at birth in the community area, bounded to the west and east by Kenton Avenue and Hamlin Boulevard, inched...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 10:07 AM
Chicago logged 18 gunshot homicides in the last week through Wednesday afternoon, with many of the killings occurring on the South Side, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
Much of the violence happened during the Fourth of July weekend,...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 6:39 AM
A young woman was killed and at least eight other people injured in shootings on the South and West sides overnight, police said.
Jaynisha Scheffer, 19, was walking down the sidewalk with a group of people in the 2200 block of West 68th Street in West...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 7:50 PM
At least 13 people have been shot in Chicago at the start of the long holiday weekend, including a woman killed as she sat on a porch near Garfield Park and a man slain in front of a hair salon on the South Side, police said.
Shambreyh R. Barfield, 21,...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 5:28 PM
Chicago was hit with a burst of gun violence on the Fourth of July, with at least 21 people shot, one of them fatally, during an 11-hour stretch from Friday evening into Saturday morning, according to police.
That brought to 36 the number of people who...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 1:37 PM
A man on parole in a drug case shot and killed a woman who had evicted him from the West Garfield Park apartment they had shared on and off since his release early this year, prosecutors said today.
Erick Sanders, 20, was arrested at a relative's home in...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 10:00 PM
On a recent Friday afternoon at Willye B. White Park on Howard Street in Rogers Park, dozens of kids hit baseballs, kicked soccer balls and swung on the playset.
The shrieks that accompanied the child’s play were loud—yet it was a quiet...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 4:19 AM
A 56-year-old man was fatally shot in the South Austin neighborhood Thursday afternoon, authorities said.
Someone inside an approaching vehicle fired shots at the man about 1:35 p.m., in the 100 block of North Leamington Avenue, Police News Affairs...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 6:45 AM
A man was shot in a busy nightlife district near Wrigley Field, two women were wounded at a lakefront park and three men were hurt in a Northwest Side attack as shootings across the city left more than a dozen people hurt in nine hours starting late...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 12:20 PM
Nine people were wounded in shootings Friday afternoon into Saturday morning, according to police.
A 16-year-old boy was wounded about 1:11 p.m. on the 500 block of West 81st Street in the Gresham neighborhood on the South Side, according to preliminary...