| Aug 26, 2014
| 1:27 PM
At least 21 people were shot in Chicago in a 12-hour span starting early Sunday afternoon, according to authorities.
Gunfire broke out on the North, South and West sides in that stretch and claimed at least three lives while wounding at least 18: a 14-...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 4:58 PM
Dozens of attempts to revitalize Pullman, the far South Side neighborhood named for one of the nation's first factory towns, have struggled.
There are finally some signs of life there, and now one really promising opportunity. It — he —...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 8:28 AM
Farmers markets in the city and suburbs are evolving into community markets reflecting the neighborhoods they represent and featuring not only fresh fruits and vegetables but artisan prepared foods and arts and crafts.
"We realized the markets were...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 4:07 PM
A $15 million sports facility in the Pullman neighborhood that a local aldermen calls a "game changer" for young student-athletes on the South Side was endorsed Thursday by the Chicago Plan Commission.
Although the nonprofit group building the...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 1:40 PM
Two women were allegedly behind the 2013 murder of a Chicago-area party promoter, prosecutors said today, recruiting two men to help them rob their target.
Ladonna Curry, 29, and Audreianna McNeil, 25, decided in 2013 to rob John Atkins, 33,...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 3:16 PM
Three women were among the 11 people shot and killed in Chicago in the past week, representing an uptick in female homicide victims, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
An 84-year-old woman was fatally shot Tuesday in the 900 block of...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 5:19 AM
Three men and two boys were shot in South Side attacks late Thursday night, according to police.
A man walked into Provident Hospital on the South Side and told police he had been shot in the 3100 block of North Clark Street. Police said it was "kind of...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 8:23 AM
For the nearly 2,200 people shot last year in Chicago, getting to a trauma center within minutes was often their best hope of not becoming one of the city's 415 homicide victims.
But how fast they received trauma care depended on where in Chicago they...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 4:51 PM
A man who attempted to help police foil an armed robbery at a Crestwood phone store by firing at the fleeing suspect may not have broken the law, but firearms trainers say he ignored a basic rule of carrying a gun in public: Don't try to be a hero....
| Aug 5, 2014
| 12:26 PM
Historic homes in Chicago’s Pullman neighborhood will be rehabbed and financial assistance offered to people to buy them under a $1.9 million plan unveiled Tuesday.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan said $1.5 million of the funding will...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 9:03 PM
About 1 out of every 10 people in Cook County, roughly 438,500 residents, live in "transit deserts'' that are cut off from fast, frequent train and bus service, according to a new analysis that for the first time identifies dozens of Chicago-area mass...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 6:01 AM
A 16-year-old boy was injured in the East Garfield Park neighborhood in one of at least two shootings in the city Monday night, according to police.
The teen was walking home from a store when a gunman on a bicyle opened fire about 10:15 p.m. in the 600...