| Dec 9, 2013
They are children who walk along Safe Passage routes to school, mothers and fathers who keep a close watch on their children and a wary eye on the streets, and merchants who lament that the persistent violence keeps potential customers away.
| Dec 7, 2013
| 6:19 AM
An 18-year-old man was injured when someone in a car next to his fired shots at a red light in the Austin neighborhood early this morning, police said.
About 3:40 a.m., the man was sitting in a vehicle, stopped at a red light, when a black vehicle...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 2:44 PM
East Garfield Park and Roseland each have recorded two homicides in the last two weeks, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
In Roseland, a 19-year-old man was shot to death Monday in the 11300 block of South Edbrooke Avenue, police said....
| Dec 5, 2013
At age 57, Tina Wellington is starting over.
Growing up on Chicago's West Side, Wellington only reached a fifth-grade reading level. In years past she got caught up in alcohol, drugs, prostitution and jail. Now she's trying to turn her life around,...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 10:28 AM
A North Side man is accused of felony public indecency after police said he followed the same school bus twice and exposed himself to students on their way to school in September.
Eugene Himelstein, 51, of the 4700 block of North Racine Avenue in the...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 10:22 PM
A man who police say may have been involved in a West Side shootout Sunday night has died from multiple gunshot wounds.
LaChris Hendricks, 32, of the 1200 block of 48th Court, died at 3:23 a.m. Monday. He was one of two men wounded Sunday night in a...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 10:46 PM
Police are searching for a 36-year-old woman reported missing from the East Garfield Park neighborhood.
Christina "Chrissy" Brocks, of the 2800 block of West Jackson Boulevard, was last seen Thursday at 8 p.m. Brocks, who is described as having a light...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 5:30 PM
Anna Wilson always considered her career in construction as simply a way to pay the bills. She never thought a job could be the path toward personal fulfillment.
But when she lost her job and her home, she unexpectedly discovered she could make a living...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 2:22 AM
Two men were wounded in a possible "exchange of gunfire" in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side early Monday morning and a third person was shot a half hour later on the South Side.
Police said two men were shot near Sacramento...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 6:00 AM
A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk.
• Two men were wounded in a possible "exchange of gunfire" in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side early Monday morning and a third person was shot a half hour later on the...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 7:04 PM
A teenage boy was shot in the leg by someone in a group of people who tried to rob him this evening in the West Garfield Park nieghborhood, police said.
The boy, 17, was in the 4700 block of West Adams Street about 5:45 p.m. when he was approached by...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 6:01 PM
A man was shot several times this afternoon in the West Garfield Park neighborhood by a man who chased him around a car, police said.
The victim was shot in the 4300 block of West Van Buren Street, said Police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala. He was...