| Nov 16, 2013
| 3:52 PM
A 17-year-old boy died Friday after being shot a day earlier in the Southwest Side's Little Village neighborhood, authorities said.
Javier Gonzalez, of the 3100 block of South Komensky Avenue, was declared dead at Mount Sinai Hospital at 1:30 p.m., a...
| Dec 26, 2013
New Chicago Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde has paid $625,000 for a four-bedroom, 4,500-square-foot house in Evanston.
Hyde, 40, spent this past season in the Cubs' front office, as director of player development. He was named bench coach Nov. 22 and will...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 5:25 AM
More than 500 passengers spent the night aboard three Amtrak trains stranded 80 miles west of Chicago by ice and snow that had drifted over the tracks, officials said.
The trains -- the Southwest Chief from Los Angeles, the Illinois Zephyr from Quincy...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 6:06 PM
A woman was found stabbed to death this morning at a home in the Little Village neighborhood on the West Side, police said.
Officers responded to a call of an unresponsive woman at a house on the 2200 block of South Sacramento Avenue around 10 a.m.,...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 1:10 PM
A 19-year-old man has been charged in the stabbing death of a woman Wednesday in the Little Village neighborhood, police said.
Aaron Mejia, 19, of the 2200 block of South Sacramento Avenue on the Southwest Side, was charged with murder, according to...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 4:01 PM
A 50-year-old man who died on Saturday in the Little Village neighborhood is the second person to succumb to cold temperatures in Cook County this season, officials said today.
Daniel Badillo, whose home address was not available, was found Saturday on...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 11:01 PM
Someone tried to kidnap a 14-year-old girl in the Little Village neighborhood Tuesday night.
The girl was walking toward a store in the 3500 block of West Cermak Road about 5:30 p.m. when someone tried to talk to her.
When she tried to walk away the...
| Nov 17, 2013
Suburbs in the city
Any intelligent plan for retaining the young college graduates who flock to the neighborhoods near downtown must factor in who these people are and where they were raised.
Author Edward McClelland, quoted in the Tribune's Nov. 10...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 3:20 AM
A 16-year-old boy shot in the Little Village neighborhood this week died late Wednesday, officials said.
Christopher Ramirez was shot in the 2600 block of South Trumbull Avenue, about two blocks north of his home, around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, police said...
| Dec 17, 2013
Asked whether or not she likes “Pretty Woman,” Alice Eve answers with an enthusiastic, “Of course!” The English actress defends the “classic film of my childhood” as a fairy tale and quotes in a New York accent, “...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 7:59 PM
After a disastrous 2012 that saw Chicago garner national attention for its violence, homicides and shootings declined by double digits in 2013, the best numbers in half a century, according to the police department.
On Thursday, in the waning days of...
| Oct 13, 2013
When faced with daunting social and economic challenges, those of us in and around public policy have a duty to respond using the best assets at our disposal.
Last Sunday, the Tribune used its best assets — powerful rhetoric, passionate commitment...