| Oct 4, 2013
| 9:17 AM
The news this week that Oprah Winfrey is likely to sell, or otherwise extricate herself from, some or all of her signature Harpo Studios on Chicago's Near West Side seemed to put the final period on Oprah, the Chicago years.
That most famous of...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 7:36 AM
A 17-year-old boy and his 53-year-old uncle were shot in the Galewood neighborhood on the Northwest Side this morning, two of four people shot overnight in Chicago, according to police.
About 3:10 a.m., somone firing a gun chased the 17-year-old into...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 3:08 PM
Chicago went five days without a homicide last week for the first time since April, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
No homicides were logged between Oct. 21 and Saturday afternoon, RedEye determined.
Chicago recorded no homicides...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 11:06 AM
State police briefly closed two downtown ramps of the Kennedy Expressway early Saturday morning after someone in a vehicle fired gunshots, authorities said.
About 3:40 a.m., police were alerted to shots fired in the area of the 700 block of West Adams...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 11:22 AM
Two West Side men including a parolee are facing charges after police said shots were fired in a car causing state police to close two West Loop ramps of the Kennedy Expressway early Saturday, police said.
Martez Staples, 25, of the 1200 block of...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 2:58 PM
A man discovered unresponsive under a bridge in the North Park neighborhood this week became the third person to die from causes related to cold exposure this season, authorities said.
David Kraft, 52, who was believed to be homeless and gave his home...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 7:08 AM
A Barrington woman who pleaded guilty to hosting an underage drinking party at her home in 2011 is facing new charges after she crashed an SUV on the Near West Side while high on heroin and carrying 16 foil packets of the drug, Chicago police said.
| Sep 29, 2013
When Tony Pacini saw 27-year-old law student Andrea Alvarez across the dodgeball court in early February 2011, she definitely made an impression.
"She was hit with a ball and got out right away," remembers Tony, who was 29 and working in sales for AT&...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 8:12 AM
A 43-year-old man was shot and critically injured during an argument on the Southwest Side late Monday night, and a West Side shooting also left two people hurt, according to authorities.
About 11:40 p.m., someone took out a gun and opened fire during a...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 2:22 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel hopped on the city’s shiny, new “unicorn” Thursday and briefly pedaled around a Near West Side park for the benefit of a few TV cameras.
He was there to promote a new contest for the city’s Divvy bike rental...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 7:34 PM
About 25 people protested outside a railyard on Chicago’s Near West Side as part of a labor action under way at a small Bedford Park-based locomotive service company.
Workers at Mobile Rail Solutions walked off the job Wednesday after three...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 6:00 AM
A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk.
• At least six people were shot overnight in Chicago, including an 11-year-old girl sitting on the front steps of her Northwest Side home, a 16-year-old boy shot on the West Side and three...