| Jun 18, 2014
Mourners placed two bottles of Kendall Floyd's favorite tequila on the ground, tied red and white balloons to a chain-link fence and scribbled rest-in-peace messages on posters set up in his honor.
A night earlier, on May 17, the 20-year-old had been...
| May 21, 2014
| 9:33 AM
Austin recorded two homicides in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
On Saturday, a 32-year-old man was shot to death in the 200 block of North Pine Avenue, police said. One day earlier, a 38-year-old man was beaten to...
| May 30, 2014
| 5:02 AM
Austin and East Garfield Park each recorded two homicides in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
In Austin, a 33-year-old man was fatally shot Monday in the 200 block of North Laramie Avenue, police said. That same day,...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 5:55 PM
A man riding a motorcycle was killed this morning when a speeding SUV driver turned left in front of him in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, police said.
The man, was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital following the crash in the 3900 block of...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 8:58 AM
A northwest suburban man has been sentenced to 65 years in prison for shooting a man five times and beating him with the gun outside a West Side tire shop in 2012.
According to a press release from the the Cook County state's attorney's office,...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 3:34 PM
A 22-year-old man was ordered held on $2 million bail this morning in connection with the 2013 fatal shooting of a man steps away from the victim's home in the city's Back of the Yards neighborhood.
Prosecutors alleged in court that Steven Douglas...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 1:11 PM
Three people were killed and at least 19 wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday afternoon and early Saturday morning, including two officers wounded in a Far South Side shootout.
The shootout was one of two officer-involved shootings...
| May 6, 2014
| 5:08 AM
The city of Chicago is moving forward with its $1 lot purchase program, declaring the pilot effort a success even before lot sales have been finalized.
Earlier this year, the city began accepting applications from homeowners, block clubs and non-profit...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 4:04 PM
Three Chicago men have been charged with felony home invasion and aggravated battery after prosecutors say they forced their way into the home of an East Garfield Park man Friday night and shot him in the arm.
Michael Raggs, 33, of the 3800 block of...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 9:01 PM
Saint Millie is screwed.
OK, maybe that’s pushing it. But it only sort of matters that the 22-year-old Oak Park native (born Milton McKinney) is talented and professional and honest in interviews; that he’s personable in ways that rappers...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 1:02 PM
A West Garfield Park woman stabbed her boyfriend to death following a dispute over cash she accused him of stealing from her to use in a card game, prosecutors said today.
Crystal “Cocoa” Caffey, 27, was ordered held today in lieu of $750,...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 1:00 PM
The City of Chicago and Google have partnered to bring free wireless service to Garfield Park and the South Shore Cultural Center, officials said.
The service is now available at both locations and is planned to help thousands of people get online,...