| Aug 6, 2013
| 2:04 PM
Betty Brewer had just made a stop for cigarettes at her Rogers Park grocery when she noticed a frightened 12-year-old girl talking to the cashier.
"Can I stay here for a little while?" the girl asked after buying a freeze pop Sunday afternoon,...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 10:04 AM
West Pullman on Tuesday saw a double homicide, the first double homicide in Chicago since June, according to a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data.
Two men, ages 35 and 38, were shot to death in the 100 block of East 120th Street, police said....
| Aug 13, 2013
| 2:20 PM
Two men made it easy for authorities to catch them after they tried to hold up a West Rogers Park restaurant using a squirt gun but were told by the owner to return in an hour, officials said.
When Mario Garcia, 39, and Domingo Garcia-Hernandez, 28, went...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 3:03 PM
Two men were killed and another eight people wounded in shootings all over the city Friday night and Saturday morning.
One of the dead men, 21, was shot just east of the intersection of 79th Streets and Yates Boulevard in the South Chicago neighborhood....
| Aug 19, 2013
| 12:14 PM
A man has been ordered held in lieu of $500,000 bail after being charged with sexually assaulting a 20-year-old woman near the Loyola University campus in Rogers Park, police said.
Michael L. Dixon, 37, of the 1300 block of West Estes Avenue, is charged...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 6:47 AM
Police are searching for the driver of an SUV who struck and killed an 83-year-old man as he crossed a street near his family's video store in the West Rogers Park neighborhood on the North Side.
Norman Esho was hit by a red or maroon SUV around 6:20 p....
| Aug 31, 2012
This summer might have been too darn hot, but the theater scene is about to zoom into the red zone. It's impossible to do justice to the awe-inspiring variety of work that is waiting in the wings this season at theaters large, small and in-between, but...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 6:10 AM
Police have released photos of a maroon SUV they believe struck and killed an 83-year-old man in a hit-and-run accident in West Rogers Park on the North Side this week.
The photos show the SUV making a turn at an intersection apparently after hitting...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 12:41 PM
Considering the youngsters in Twin Peaks tend to write songs about weed, girls and hanging out at the beach, it's little surprise the band claims "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" stoner Jeff Spicoli as an idol.
"We're just some rock 'n roller dudes,"...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 5:49 PM
With the long Fourth of July weekend not even half over, the toll from violence in Chicago stood at 9 dead and at least 36 wounded today, including two little boys, 5 and 7, seriously hurt while at parks with their families.
The victims since Wednesday...
| Jun 28, 2013
Dwarfed by solar panels that rise like giant wings above Uncommon Ground's parking lot in Rogers Park, Melissa Pierce unplugged the electric vehicle from its charging station Monday and prepared to take her children to swimming lessons.
In that moment,...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 4:35 PM
TALLAHASSEE — With the Senate preparing to vote on its $74.3 billion budget tomorrow, lawmakers did some last minute shifts of dollars to fund a number of special projects. Here are a few of the new projects tucked into the budget: * $1.7 million...