| 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 7, 2014
| 1:24 PM
For 10 minutes, it seemed like the shooting was everywhere in the South Chicago neighborhood.
It started when someone shot and wounded a couple, then two people fired at the shooter, then there was a chase and shots exchanged and a man sitting on a...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 10:23 AM
Chicago Lawn last week logged its third homicide of the month and 14th homicide of the year, according to a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data.
A 16-year-old boy was fatally shot July 23 in the 2400 block of West 68th Street, police said....
| May 21, 2014
| 11:09 AM
Riding a train and playing or listening to music.
It conjures up romantic images of Woody Guthrie and his guitar crossing the country by boxcar during the Great Depression.
"Trains and music. They're inexorably intertwined, as any right-thinking 2-...
| May 13, 2014
| 12:30 AM
The grandmother of a 15-year-old boy slain in the West Pullman neighborhood on Mother’s Day said her grandson died just like his father four years ago: gunned down on a Chicago street.
“He went just like his father. He got shot twice,”...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 1:18 PM
A 37-year-old man on parole for robbery is accused of stealing and trying to guzzle down a $92 bottle of Patron tequila he’d taken from a Gold Coast area restaurant on Monday afternoon, police said.
Jhoshun Lyles, 37, entered Devon Seafood...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 3:45 PM
An indoor sports center, bigger than two football fields and partially funded with federal disaster relief tied to Hurricane Ike, could be headed to Chicago’s Pullman neighborhood under a proposal unveiled Wednesday in Chicago City Council....
| May 14, 2014
| 9:29 AM
Two Chicago community areas -- Calumet Heights and Morgan Park -- logged their first homicide of 2014 last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
In Calumet Heights, a 22-year-old man was shot to death Friday in the 9300 block of...
| Apr 24, 2014
Everyday Chicagoans came armed with plenty of ideas Wednesday night about where to locate a home for George Lucas' collection of art and movie memorabilia.
But members of the Galactic Empire seemed to be otherwise engaged, as no one arrived in a "Star...
| May 17, 2014
| 3:17 PM
A Blue Island man’s Wednesday morning stroll with his stepson ended with shots fired and a car chase this week, prosecutors said today.
The pair were walking in the south suburb near Centennial Park about 7:50 a.m. when the man looked across the...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 10:00 PM
The Chicago Police Department has canceled days off on weekends for dozens of cops on tactical, saturation and gun teams in certain high-crime neighborhoods as violence has picked up in recent weeks with the arrival of warmer weather.
The extra officers...
| May 20, 2014
| 9:51 AM
Chicago police are warning West Pullman residents about a man who has sexually assaulted at least three women at gunpoint in recent weeks.
The man has attacked women in the Calumet District in the area of 124th Street to around 129th Street near...