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  • Feds beef up response to gun violence in Chicago

    Feds beef up response to gun violence in Chicago
    Two weeks after Chicago's rampant gun violence shot back into the national spotlight with a bloody Fourth of July weekend, federal authorities are scheduled to announce Thursday that seven new ATF agents are being deployed to the city to try to help...
  • Girl slain at sleepover among 22 shooting victims

     Girl slain at sleepover among 22 shooting victims
    She was making s'mores when the bullet tore through a wall Friday night on the West Side, fatally wounding the 11-year-old who'd been enjoying a sleepover with friends. Thirteen hours later, ingredients were still spread out on the bed. A pack of...
  • Chicago's life expectancy rose between 1990, 2010

    Chicago's life expectancy rose between 1990, 2010
    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...
  • Guilty verdict in 2009 West Side slaying

    Guilty verdict in 2009 West Side slaying
    A man awaiting trial in the shooting of seven people in 2009 was found guilty of murder today in the slaying of a man a week earlier, prosecutors said. Hakeem Redmond, 23, was convicted by a jury of first-degree murder in the July 21, 2009, murder of...
  • Police: Teen shot on West Side, man wounded in South Side robbery

    Police: Teen shot on West Side, man wounded in South Side robbery
    A 16-year-old boy was injured in the East Garfield Park neighborhood in one of at least two shootings in the city Monday night, according to police. The teen was walking home from a store when a gunman on a bicyle opened fire about 10:15 p.m. in the 600...
  • Skokie man inspired to build summer camp for kids in need has died

    Skokie man inspired to build summer camp for kids in need has died
    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...
  • 22 shot in Chicago over 12 hours, including girl, 11, killed at sleepover

    22 shot in Chicago over 12 hours, including girl, 11, killed at sleepover
    Shamiya Adams was sitting on a bedroom floor in her best friend's home, making s'mores after an evening of practicing a dance routine, when the shot ripped through the house in Garfield Park. The bullet crashed through the wall of the bedroom and struck...
  • 2 kids, 6 adults injured in West Side porch collapse

    2 kids, 6 adults injured in West Side porch collapse
    Eight people were hospitalized Sunday night after a porch collapsed on Chicago's West Side, police said. Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Ana Pacheco said the injuries occurred just before 6 p.m. in the 700 block of North St. Louis Avenue....
  • Chicago vigil for girl, 11, draws others who've lost kin to gun violence

    Chicago vigil for girl, 11, draws others who've lost kin to gun violence
    Just outside the West Side home where an 11-year-old was fatally shot, hundreds gathered Sunday to pray, cry, hug and say it can’t happen again. As the group grieved Shamiya Adams’ death and comforted her family, they hoped aloud that Friday...
  • U.S. Attorney announces new outreach for juvenile gun offenders

    U.S. Attorney announces new outreach for juvenile gun offenders
    One by one, the faces of 13 Chicago youths slain in gun violence this year beamed from a projection screen to the group of civic leaders gathered at a downtown luncheon to hear U.S. Attorney Zach Fardon speak. The teens’ lives ended in...
  • New glass and a new outlook in Garfield Park

    New glass and a new outlook in Garfield Park
    It sounds like something out of a Gothic novel. Golfball-sized hail falls in the night and blasts football-sized holes in the delicate glass roof covering a storied, turn-of-the-last-century indoor garden. Or maybe it's just a new twist on an old saw:...
  • 1 killed, 7 wounded in shootings across Chicago

    1 killed, 7 wounded in shootings across Chicago
    A Forest Park man was killed and seven people were wounded between Monday afternoon and early this morning across Chicago, officials said. Monte Tillman, 33, was shot around 3:15 p.m. Monday near Lake Street and Laramie Avenue in the Austin...