| Aug 11, 2012
| 6:22 PM
A 55-year-old man who fled Illinois after being charged with trying to kill a man in 1994 has been extradited from California and held without bond in Cook County, Chicago police said today.
Jose Hernandez Saldana, whose last local address was on the...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 6:24 AM
A driver who ran a red light in the Lawndale neighborhood T-boned another car and killed its driver about 5:25 a.m. Saturday, police said.
The woman who died was in her 20s, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Robert Perez said. She was...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 11:07 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today defended his proposed water and sewer rate hikes that will more than double bills for many city households by 2015, saying that the move will allow Chicago to charge the suburbs more for water as well.
And that means suburban...
| Jul 17, 2011
The Engle brothers—Scott, Jeff and Mark—grew up around hammers, wrenches and screwdrivers. Heck, each one of 'em hoisted a power saw before he got out of grade school. But, says Scott, the oldest at 53, "we drive desks for a living," meaning...
| Apr 17, 2011
| 8:41 PM
In Steven Casey's Englewood neighborhood, milk and eggs, bread and bologna are easy to find.
"In the 'hood, you can get meat all day long," he said. "It may not be good meat, but it's there."
What's more difficult to find, Casey said, are what his...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 5:00 PM
In an unprecedented effort to improve medical care on the Southwest Side, the Cook County Health and Hospitals System, five private hospitals, and dozens of clinics and physician practices have agreed to cooperate in bolstering basic care for Medicaid...
| May 4, 2011
| 5:49 PM
Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday announced his cultural affairs team and said he plans to have Mayor Richard Daley's daughter help revive a long-dormant advisory panel.
Nora Daley Conroy will chair the Chicago Cultural Affairs Advisory Committee....
| Jul 9, 2012
| 8:14 AM
You could count on at least one high-profile Hollywood film shooting in the Chicago area the last few summers, from “Public Enemies” in 2008 and “A Nightmare on Elm Street” in 2009 to “Transformers: Dark of the Moon”...
| Nov 13, 2011
| 5:15 PM
“The Chicago Code” and “The Playboy Club” didn’t make it to a second season, but fellow Chicago-based TV series “Shameless” did. And it has been filming exterior scenes for Season 2 — which premieres on...
| Feb 6, 2012
On a mild winter afternoon on Chicago's Far South Side, David Doig toured the soon-to-be home of a Wal-Mart Supercenter, now an empty lot stretching the length of 2 1/2 football fields.
The lot is a small portion of a 180-acre site that has sat empty...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 2:41 PM
A Chicago man has been charged with murder after a fire extinguisher police say he threw off a parking deck hit and fatally injury a homeless man in Elgin.
Yancarlo Garcia, of the 1100 block of North Lawndale Avenue, is accused of throwing a fire...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 5:23 PM
Five homicides were recorded in Chicago on Monday, making it the deadliest day of the year so far, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
At about 1:50 a.m., a 25-year-old man was shot and killed in the 5600 block of South May Street in...