| May 10, 2013
| 7:58 AM
A Northwest Side man has been found guilty of reckless homicide in a crash that killed a mother and her teenage son and injured three other children.
Richard Strum, 36, was found guilty Thursday of reckless homicide and aggravated driving under the...
| May 11, 2013
| 9:20 AM
The Los Angeles Fire Department will open all its fire stations to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in celebration of "Fire Service Recognition Day" in Los Angeles.
The department hosts this annual open house to increase community awareness,...
| May 1, 2013
| 8:30 AM
I attended high school in Chicago's upper-class Lincoln Park neighborhood, surrounded by brownstone mansions and designer boutiques.
Though I was no stranger to the concept of violence-- we went through metal detectors and had police officers on staff at...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 7:37 PM
A homeowner suffered serious burns in a fire at a Jefferson Park home this afternoon that also left at least one dog dead and nine dogs injured, according to the Chicago Fire Department.
The victim, a man believed to be in his 50s, had much of his...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 9:50 AM
With its debut Monday of the "Jeffery Jump" route between downtown and the South Side, the CTA has taken a hop—but not a leap—toward rapid bus service.
The new J14 route along Jeffery Boulevard, which replaces the No. 14 Jeffery Express,...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 7:28 AM
Consider this TV hospice.
Or perhaps a premature eulogy.
Whatever it is, until the other day I worried: Could I find the words to honor “Happy Endings”?
Do I call it a “good show”? A “kind show”?
Do I write a...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 6:09 AM
A 13-year-old boy and two others were wounded in shootings on the North and South sides Thursday.
The teen was shot in the 8200 block of South Drexel Avenue in the East Chatham neighborhood around 8:25 p.m., police said. He was taken to Comer Children's...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 10:43 AM
A man was wounded when shots were fired from a black Mercedes SUV at a white Cadillac Escalade in the Jefferson Park neighborhood this morning, in what police are calling an apparent case of road rage.
The Escalade had pulled up to a home in the 4400...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 6:03 AM
A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk.
• A man was wounded when shots were fired from one car at another in the Jefferson Park neighborhood in what police are calling a case of road rage. The shooting occurred around 5:40 a.m....
| Mar 24, 2013
| 11:44 AM
A Los Angeles woman with Alzheimer's disease visiting a friend in the Logan Square neighborhood disappeared Saturday, police said.
Carmen "Chela" Garza, 74, has been visiting and staying with a friend near Armitage Avenue and Rockwell Street and...
| Mar 17, 2013
Getting paid to be funny is great work if you can get it. And comedian Patti Vasquez knows she's fortunate to be busy.
"I'm in Iowa next week and then South Carolina after that," Vasquez said recently. "I mean, it took us two weeks just to coordinate...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 5:57 AM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Governor Jerry Brown will be in Southern California on Monday making his final push to pass Proposition 30.
On Sunday, Brown's Prop. 30 tour took him four churches in South L.A. -- West Angeles Church of God in Christ in Jefferson...