| May 6, 2013
The Chicago Transit Authority's next big project and its impact on riders were the focus of conversation Friday afternoon at Carter's Barbershop in the city's North Lawndale neighborhood.
Bert Downing, the owner of the shop at 3622 W. Cermak Road in...
| May 8, 2013
In a sea of empty lots in Chicago's North Lawndale neighborhood sits a faded relic that is one of the most historically significant American movie theaters still standing.
When it opened in 1917, the red-brick, three-story Central Park Theatre was...
| May 3, 2013
| 1:35 PM
The owner of a Chicago auto yard has been indicted on dozens of felony charges for an allegedly brazen scheme to steal eight school buses from a Far South Side bus company and shred them for scrap.
Sergio Quintero, 44, pleaded not guilty Friday to a 58-...
| May 5, 2013
| 6:53 PM
A teenaged gunman on a bicycle who officials said was firing shots at pedestrians and police officers was fatally shot by police this afternoon on the West Side, according to authorities.
The gunman, who is 15 or 16, was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai...
| May 8, 2013
Before Tom Vanden Berk's 15-year-old son was shot and killed at a Rogers Park house party in 1992, Vanden Berk didn't think much could be done about gun control. But since then, the gun violence prevention movement has been front and center in his life....
| Apr 7, 2013
Two years before his assassination, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. rented an apartment in Chicago. At the time, blacks and whites here lived lives as firmly separated as in the Deep South, where his civil rights crusade had begun. African-Americans faced...
| 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.
| Mar 21, 2012
| 7:31 AM
An off-duty Chicago Police detective shot a man and woman after he stopped to check out a "disturbance" in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side early this morning.
Police said the man approached the detective's car with a handgun around 1 a.m....
| Mar 21, 2012
| 3:04 PM
Chicago on Wednesday reached 100 homicides for the year--the fastest the city has hit this mark in at least seven years, RedEye and police data show.
Seventeen homicides have been recorded in the last week--including four each on Saturday and Sunday, a...
| Apr 7, 2012
| 7:39 PM
A man was shot to death in the Lawndale neighborhood this afternoon and at least five others were wounded in unrelated attacks in other city neighborhoods.
Police responded to a call of a person shot about 1:35 p.m. and found a 23-year-old man shot in...
| 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
When Alicia La Hoz was a child, she considered becoming an architect. She became a psychologist instead — and that has been a blessing for families throughout the Chicago area.
Instead of designing buildings, La Hoz designs bridges by collaborating...