| Sep 7, 2012
| 7:45 AM
A man was killed by a hit-and-run driver on the South Side on an overpass above the Stevenson Expressway early this morning, according to Chicago police.
The man, later identified by the Cook County medical examiner's office as Robert Butler, 51, of...
| Sep 9, 2012
| 5:36 PM
Witnesses estimated a man was driving 50 mph over the speed limit on a Chicago street before he hit a man selling newspapers, ran over him as he lay on the ground and then drove off, leaving the man mortally wounded, prosecutors said.
| Jun 20, 2012
On a recent steamy holiday weekend, customers at a discount grocery store in Evanston loaded their carts with bags of chips, boxes of cookies, 2-liter soda bottles and jugs of fruit punch, among other items, then paid for it all with food stamp credit....
| Jan 18, 2012
| 3:38 PM
McKinley Park saw a double homicide Saturday, police said.
Two men, ages 17 and 20, were killed in an auto crash when one vehicle rammed another vehicle near the intersection of Western and Archer Avenues, police said. The Cook County Medical Examiner&...
| Jan 22, 2012
Fifty-five years ago, a grisly scene was destined not only to be engraved on Chicagoans' memories but to alter our city's image.
The Tribune's headline screamed "FIND 2 LOST GIRLS SLAIN!" Actually, that was never proved. The saga of the Grimes sisters,...
| Jan 22, 2012
| 9:04 AM
Six people were shot on the South Side on Saturday night and Sunday morning, according to police.
One man, who appeared to be in his 20s, was killed on the 600 block of East 90th Place in the Burnside neighborhood, police said. He was found in the street...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 12:17 PM
Three men charged with murder in the 2010 stabbing death of a man in the McKinley Park neighborhood bragged about attacking the man and a friend of his because they thought the pair were rival gang members, prosecutors said.
The bragging helped lead...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 1:17 PM
A fourth suspect has been charged with murder in the 2010 stabbing death of a man in McKinley Park who was attacked along with a friend of his because the four thought they were rival gang members, prosecutors said.
Gary Sams, 36, was ordered held...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 7:39 PM
Editor’s note: Channel 2 viewers Glenn and Cheryl Flothe submitted this story and its accompanying photos after several visits to Denali National Park. The Flothes’ account provides some interesting perspective on the park’s...
| Feb 19, 2012
The shuttering of the Union Stock Yard and Transit Co. on July 30, 1971, didn't mark the end of Chicago's role as "hog butcher for the world." That came a year earlier, when "hog alley" closed, a victim of the stockyards' long descent from years of...
| Jul 28, 2012
| 5:21 PM
An early morning fire burned a good section of Sacramento's McKinley Park playground Saturday.
As families trickled in to play on a sunny Saturday morning, parents were just as upset as their kids, hearing that this was arson.
"It just angers me,”...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 6:32 PM
It's only been a few days since a fire destroyed a section of Mckinley Park's playground, but already there are plans to rebuild in the works.
"A reasonable schedule is to get that done before next summer, so by next May,” City Councilman Steven...