| Jul 3, 2013
| 7:15 AM
Two people were killed overnight in shootings less than a mile apart in the West Side's North Austin neighborhood, according to police.
About 9:40 p.m., two people on foot opened fire on a group of people in the 4800 block of West Potomac Avenue,...
| Jul 7, 2013
| 9:18 AM
Eight people were shot -- one fatally -- in a drive-by shooting in which two men fired on a group of people at a home in the Lawndale neighborhood Saturday evening, authorities said.
At least one of the shooters used a rifle and casings were recovered...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 5:53 AM
Three people, including a 15-year-old boy, were shot to death on the West Side Monday afternoon, police said.
Hours later, three others were injured in separate shootings on the South Side.
The 15-year-old boy, Ed Cooper, was shot in the chest about...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 2:40 PM
As family struggled to keep a boy from remembering the details of a shooting that claimed the life of his mother and 5-year-old brother Friday, a suspect lay in a hospital bed across the city with several gunshot wounds of his own.
Chavonne Brown and...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 10:28 AM
Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was discovered this morning inside a home in the city's Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side.
About 10:53 a.m., the man was discovered unresponsive at a residence on the 2100 block of South...
| 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 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...
| Jun 5, 2013
Some believe the solution to neighborhood violence is increased police presence and arrests. For others, it's teaching parents how to raise respectful children. And then there is a small cadre of idealists who believe all it takes is art.
| May 23, 2013
| 5:52 PM
A West Side man was stabbed to death this morning in a domestic dispute in the Lawndale neighborhood, authorities said.
Willie Wimberly, 35, was found fatally stabbed in the 1900 block of South Spaulding Avenue, and declared dead at 9:25 a.m. at Mount...
| May 18, 2013
| 2:51 PM
A 4-year-old boy fell from a second-story window in his family’s North Lawndale neighborhood apartment Saturday and narrowly missed a spiked metal gate in front of the entrance, authorities said.
The boy had apparently been jumping on the couch...
| May 12, 2013
| 5:11 AM
Chicago Police Department Officer Edward Leighton was a block away when he learned of a fire in the 1900 block of South Drake Avenue in the Lawndale neighborhood yesterday.
Without pausing to think, he ran into the smoke-filled apartment building and...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 1:01 PM
Police are seeking the driver of a car that plowed into a Northwest Side man in the Lawndale neighborhood this morning, critically injuring him the day before his 51st birthday.
About 11 a.m. the victim was on foot by himself crossing Ogden Avenue at...