| 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...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 3:35 AM
Two people found in car that hit a tree in the Marquette Park neighborhood had been shot, apparently more than a mile away, authorities said.
In all, three people were taken to local hospitals following the crash near Maplewood and Columbus Avenues on...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 7:44 PM
An unidentified male was killed and three others were wounded this evening in separate shootings on the city's South, Southwest and West sides, officials said.
The deadly shooting involved an unidentified male victim who was shot just before 5:30 p.m. on...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 11:19 AM
Deonte Malone woke his brother Wednesday afternoon to say he was stepping out for a while.
That's the last time his family saw the 15-year-old boy alive. At 9 p.m. they got a call from authorities saying Deonte was found shot to death on the street...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 8:00 PM
An autopsy is planned Thursday for a 15-year-old boy who was shot to death on the Southwest Side.
The shooting happened around 5:30 p.m. near 65th and Mozart in the Marquette Park neighborhood.
Witnesses tell police they heard gunshots then saw Deonte...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 4:11 PM
The live Christmas tree that gave so much delight over the holidays can keep giving to gardens and landscaping next year if it is mulched into ground cover as part of the city recycling program.
From Jan. 7 until Jan. 20 Chicago residents can drop off...
| Jan 1, 2012
| 3:59 AM
Chicago police shot and killed a man in the Marquette Park neighborhood after chasing him down an alley and into a gangway about 12:10 a.m. Sunday, according to officials.
Chicago Lawn District officers heard gunfire in the vicinity of 72nd Street and...
| Jan 2, 2012
| 12:11 PM
A 19-year-old man shot in the back seat of an SUV in the Albany Park neighborhood this morning apparently became Chicago's first slaying victim of 2012.
Nicholas Camacho of the 6300 block of North Campell Avenue was pronounced dead at 4:24 a.m., at St....
| Jan 3, 2012
| 1:10 AM
Two men were discovered fatally shot on Monday, while at least three others suffered gunshot wounds, including one man who was shot in the eye, police said today.
The current cold snap that has brought freezing temperatures to the city didn't ward off...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 5:21 AM
Two young men were killed and six others, including a 12-year-old boy, were injured in several shootings during the current streak of unseasonably-warm weather.
The evening's first fatal shooting hapened just before 9:50 p.m. Wednesday in the 3600...
| Mar 18, 2012
| 10:32 AM
Five people were killed and at least 12 other people wounded in shootings Saturday night and Sunday morning across the city.
Police were questioning two suspects after Deering District officers were able to chase down the occupants of a car who fired on...
| Mar 24, 2012
| 11:10 PM
A 5-year-old girl was injured early Saturday morning when a gun hidden between mattresses in a Marquette Park neighborhood home discharged as she was jumping on the bed, police said.
The girl was in good condition after being taken to Comer Children&...