| Apr 4, 2013
At a time when Chicago's association with violence is under a microscope, CeaseFire’s role under its one-year contract with the city (now at its midway point) underscores how policing is not the only solution in stopping the killings.
| Dec 7, 2012
| 5:54 PM
Firefighters responded to an extra-alarm fire this evening in a vacant building on the West Side in the city's Lawndale neighborhood, officials said.
The fire started shortly after 4:30 p.m. at a 2-story vacant apartment building located on the 3500...
| Dec 8, 2012
| 2:02 AM
A 48-year-old man was shot late Friday night in the Hermosa neighborhood on the Northwest Side, and two men were shot early Saturday in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side, authorities said. The 48-year-old man was shot in the upper left thigh...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 8:46 PM
A 49-year-old man was shot dead and another man was critically wounded today in separate shootings on the West Side.
The 49-year-old was pronounced dead after being shot this afternoon in the Lawndale neighborhood, officials said.
Bruce Bennett, of...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 4:27 AM
UPDATE: Chicago police located the Anton Haywood safe at a relative's home, Chicago police said.
Chicago police were searching for a 10-year-old boy who disappeared from his West Side home Sunday morning.
Anton Haywood's mother told authorities that she...
| Oct 21, 2012
| 7:21 AM
Three people are in custody this morning after leading police on a chase that started in the Lawndale neighborhood and ended in Hammond, Ind., according to Chicago Police.About 11:15 p.m. shots were fired from a vehicle at the intersection of Ogden and...
| Nov 3, 2012
| 5:32 PM
Two men were killed and five people wounded between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. Saturday morning.
The most recent homicide happened about 5:45 a.m. in the 9700 block of South Exchange Avenue in the South Deering neighborhood on the Far South Side. Police were sent...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 8:03 AM
A former Chicago public school's teaching assistant was sentenced to 4-years probation after she admitted stealing more than $20,000 from a Northwest Side school to pay off credit card bills, prosecutors said.
Sonia Lopez, 50, pleaded guilty Wednesday to...
| Mar 10, 2013
| 8:49 PM
The owner of a scrap company where the remains of several school buses were found after being stolen from the Far South Side has been charged with illegal possession of auto titles, police said.
The name of the Sunrise Transportation bus company could be...
| Mar 17, 2013
| 11:01 AM
A fire in a three-story brick apartment building in the Albany Park neighborhood early Sunday morning displaced 27 people, authorities said.
Fire engines, trucks and ambulances jammed the blocks surrounding the building, in the 4800 block of North...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 4:04 AM
Three men walked into hospitals with gunshot wounds from separate shooting on the West Side, police said.
A 71-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 3000 block of West Warren Boulevard in the East Garfield Park neighborhood, police said. He walked into...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 9:28 AM
Last week, in a valiant effort and one that deserves to be applauded, the mayor and NBA Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas took the point in an effort to raise money to expand the at-risk youth basketball program known as Windy City Hoops.
“For me, as a...