| Jul 24, 2013
| 10:29 AM
Nine of the 14 homicide victims killed in Chicago in the last week were in their 20s, according to a RedEye analysis of preliminary police and autopsy information.
The victims were killed by gunshot wounds in Austin, Chatham, Englewood, Humboldt Park,...
| May 18, 2013
| 2:51 PM
A 4-year-old boy fell from a second-story window in his family’s North Lawndale neighborhood apartment Saturday and narrowly missed a spiked metal gate in front of the entrance, authorities said.
The boy had apparently been jumping on the couch...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 3:30 PM
Bridgeport, Englewood and West Garfield Park each saw two homicides in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
In Bridgeport, two men were shot to death Saturday in the 500 block of West Pershing Road, police said....
| Jan 26, 2013
| 7:10 PM
A man slain on the West Side early this morning had two brothers and a sister who also were fatally gunned down in the city, according to a close family friend.
"He was the last one," said Laverne Smith, 30, who said the man's mother no longer has any...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 4:02 PM
Thursday, Jan. 3
Prairie Ridge at Woodstock, 7
Wheaton Academy at Cary Christian (N.C.), 7:30
Friday, Jan. 4
Benet at Notre Dame, 7:30
Bradley at Thornwood, 6:30
Brother Rice at Bishop McNamara, 7
Coal City at Dwight, 7
Downers Grove South at...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 11:49 AM
Half-submerged Buddha head sculptures started popping up in five Chicago neighborhoods in the fall, and in 2013, the next phrase of the public art installation is set to turn even more communities on its head.
Ten Thousand Ripples—a...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 2:35 PM
New City has recorded four homicides in the last 10 days, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
On Nov. 22, a 19-year-old man was shot to death in the 4900 block of South Seeley Avenue, police said. One day earlier, a 19-year-old man was...
| Apr 4, 2013
At a time when Chicago's association with violence is under a microscope, CeaseFire’s role under its one-year contract with the city (now at its midway point) underscores how policing is not the only solution in stopping the killings.
| Mar 17, 2013
| 11:01 AM
A fire in a three-story brick apartment building in the Albany Park neighborhood early Sunday morning displaced 27 people, authorities said.
Fire engines, trucks and ambulances jammed the blocks surrounding the building, in the 4800 block of North...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 9:28 AM
Last week, in a valiant effort and one that deserves to be applauded, the mayor and NBA Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas took the point in an effort to raise money to expand the at-risk youth basketball program known as Windy City Hoops.
“For me, as a...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 1:29 PM
A Chicago man was sentenced to 50 years in prison for trying to kill a man who he suspected of stealing a cell phone after a party in the North Lawndale neighborhood, prosecutors said today.
Frank Jemison was convicted of the Sept. 14, 2008 shooting of a...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 5:32 AM
A man suspected of abducting his 2-year-old child from the south suburb of Bridgeview was shot and critically wounded by a Chicago police officer after the suspect struck the officer with his car in a restaurant parking lot in the North Lawndale...