| Dec 9, 2013
Hector Avalos was riding his bike, one of the things his family said he loved, when he was fatally struck by a van Friday night in Chicago's Douglas Park.
Avalos' mother, Ingrid Cossio, wept in court Sunday as Robert Vais, a Cook County hospital...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 9:29 PM
Hector Avalos was riding his bike, one of the things his family said he loved, when he was fatally struck by a van Friday night in Douglas Park.
Avalos' mother, Ingrid Cossio, wept in court Sunday as Robert Vais, a Riverside man accused of drunkenly...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 8:05 AM
Update: Police said today that they have located the girl and she is back with her family. No other details were available.
Police are asking for the public's help finding a 14-year-old girl who went missing Monday from the city's Heart of Chicago...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 3:34 PM
A 16-year-old girl who reported to police that she was sexually assaulted by two men who pulled her into an alley in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood has recanted that account, police said this afternoon. The girl initially told police she was walking...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 7:18 AM
A fire that broke out in a West Side building was extinguished without any injuries this morning.
The "small working fire" started about 4:30 a.m. on the second floor of a building in the 1700 block of West 18th Place in the Heart of Chicago...
| 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 4, 2013
| 1:09 PM
A judge denied bail today for an 18-year-old man accused in the fatal shooting of two men killed in 2012 during the NATO summit weekend in which at least a dozen others were shot and wounded.
Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil ordered Mario Gutierrez held on...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 7:36 AM
A 17-year-old boy and his 53-year-old uncle were shot in the Galewood neighborhood on the Northwest Side this morning, two of four people shot overnight in Chicago, according to police.
About 3:10 a.m., somone firing a gun chased the 17-year-old into...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 1:00 PM
A 33-year-old west suburban man broke into his ex-girlfriend's Heart of Chicago neighborhood home, stabbed her to death and attacked her new boyfriend, officials said today.
Emilio Izguirre, of the 3200 block of South Kenilworth Avenue in Berwyn,...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 7:00 AM
A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk.
• A man was killed when a powerful explosion leveled a home in Lowell, Ind., sending debris flying up to 150 yards away, officials said. The blast occurred shortly before 7:30 p.m., according...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 5:29 PM
Police are questioning a person of interest in the stabbing death of a woman this morning on the Lower West Side in the city's Heart of Chicago neighborhood.
Shortly before 7 a.m., police responded to a stabbing on the 1700 block of West 21st Place,...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 12:46 PM
A 17-year-old boy with a semiautomatic pistol walked up to an 18-year-old man Friday night in the Little Village neighborhood, pointed the weapon toward his face and squeezed the trigger, police said.
Within minutes, someone else who had seen the...