| Mar 6, 2014
| 7:12 PM
I never knew about frijoles. I didn't know how they smell. I had no idea that the scent can be the one that welcomes you home.
That was before I went to Pilsen, before I met Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski and before I read his book, "Painted Cities," to...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 8:27 AM
Shootings in the West Rogers Park and Heart of Chicago neighborhoods left a woman and man seriously hurt early this morning, police said.
About 3:45 a.m., 38-year-old man was shot in the 1600 block of West 21st Place, police said. The man sustained...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 1:48 PM
A man followed two teenagers and grabbed at one of them in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood early this morning, police said.
Area Central detectives are warning residents of the Ogden and Near West police districts about the man, who is being sought in...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 1:15 PM
A 6-year-old boy is in good condition after being bitten by his grandmother's parrot this afternoon in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood, police said.
It happened at 12:49 p.m. in the 1700 block of West 19th Street, according to Chicago Police...
| 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...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 7:48 PM
A field house at a Near West Side elementary school that had been the site of a series of community protests over its proposed demolition was torn down Saturday morning.
The single-story white building, known as La Casita to community residents, was...
| 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...
| 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,...
| 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 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,...