| Apr 15, 2014
Duane Ehresman has bought and rehabbed 21 midsize multifamily buildings in some of Chicago's most challenged neighborhoods over the past 25 years. Now he is hoping a new program will help him tackle vacant, abandoned two- and three-flats on some of...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 3:31 PM
Two men were wounded this morning in separate shootings on the city's West and South sides, police said.
The latest shooting happened shortly before noon on the 3300 block of West Fulton Boulevard in the city's East Garfield Park neighborhood on the...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 3:23 PM
A West Side prostitution sting took a violent turn Friday when a man twice punched an undercover Chicago police officer in the face, leaving her with a broken nose.
The vice officer was talking to a prospective john in the Lawndale neighborhood late...
| 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...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 5:01 PM
The mother of Natasha McShane left the courtroom in tears today as a neurosurgeon described the damage done to her daughter’s brain when the Northern Ireland exchange student was beaten by a baseball bat-wielding mugger in Chicago’s Bucktown...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 12:14 AM
A 40-year-old man was shot during an attempted robbery in one of two shootings since Monday evening on the city's West Side, authorities said.
About 12:20 a.m., the 40-year-old was walking through an alley in the 3000 block of West Walnut Street in...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 5:13 AM
Two men were shot to death on city sidewalks Tuesday night on the West Side and three others were wounded across the city, according to police.
Uriel Quinones, 20, was shot to death in the 2200 block of South Oakley Avenue in the Heart of Chicago...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 3:08 PM
A 20-year-old man on parole in a 2009 carjacking is the second person charged in the slaying of a veteran UPS employee who was gunned down in a robbery as he walked to a West Garfield Park "L" stop on his way to work late Tuesday, Cook County...
| 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 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 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...