| Dec 27, 2011
| 1:00 PM
A Homan Square neighborhood man faces murder charges after Chicago police said he fatally shot two men early Christmas morning after he was kicked out of a Near West Side nightclub.
Police arrested Taiwan Smith, 26, at about 3:30 a.m. Sunday, about two...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 2:30 PM
Austin, Englewood and the Near West Side each saw two homicides in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
In Austin, a 27-year-old man was shot to death Saturday in the 500 block of South Cicero Avenue, police said. Three days...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 1:51 PM
Another University of Illinois at Chicago student has been attacked during an attempted purse snatching, one day after a separate attack during which a student was knocked to the ground and her handbag taken in the same neighborhood.
The most recent...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 2:56 AM
A 51-year-old woman who uses oxygen tanks to breathe suffered face and inhalation burns this morning while she was smoking inside her Near West Side home.
The incident happened at about 3:20 a.m. in the 100 block of North Leavitt Street in the city's...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 8:24 AM
A bomb threat was called in this morning to a building on the campus of Mount Sinai Hospital on the Near West Side, forcing the evacuation of about 70 people, police said.
The threat was reported at about 9:30 a.m. near 15th Street and Fairfield Avenue,...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 5:57 AM
A young man died at a Chicago hospital Tuesday night a short time after officers from the Chicago police's Marine unit pulled him from the south branch of the Chicago River, authorities said.
Marine unit officers pulled the 20-year-old man from the...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 9:59 PM
Shootings on the Near West Side and in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side sent three people to hospitals today, authorities said.
At 3:28 p.m. someone shot a 17-year-old boy in the left hip and lower right back while he was in the 4000...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 7:07 AM
Rosie O'Donnell is reportedly leaving Chicago and relocating her talk show to New York City.
The Huffington Post reports that insiders who work on the show say O'Donnell finds it difficult to get guests to travel to Chicago and appear on her show. She is...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 11:56 AM
Rosie O'Donnell's reported decision to move her talk show to New York is disappointing, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today, but added he will focus on ways to keep the West Side neighborhood where the show now tapes a cultural destination.
O'Donnell put her...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 4:46 AM
A 21-year-old man was fatally stabbed late Sunday in what Chicago police suspect may have been an internal gang dispute, authorities said.
The stabbing occurred just after 8 p.m. in front of a liquor store in the 200 block of South Western Avenue in...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 5:06 PM
Austin on Friday saw its second homicide of the month and sixth homicide of the year, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
A 24-year-old man was shot to death in the 400 block of North Lockwood Avenue, police said. Austin, the city's...
| 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...