| Apr 6, 2013
| 6:25 AM
A 19-year-old man was shot on the Far South Side early this morning in the Rosemoor neighborhood.
The man was walking on a sidewalk in the 10400 block of South Rhodes Avenue when someone shot him about 12:45 a.m., according to Chicago Police...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 3:36 AM
Idle thoughts while taking my NCAA basketball tournament bracket sheet and methodically tearing it into tiny little pieces:
- Hadn’t some of us already mowed our yards twice by this time last year?
- When do you think the NBA starts looking...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 6:26 AM
Blanche Louise Wakerley-Carlson, formerly of Royal Oak, passed away March 23, 2013, at Bay Bluffs medical care facility in Harbor Springs.
Interment will take place at the Roseland Park Cemetery in Berkley, Mich.
Arrangements are in the care of the...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Hours before the Chicago Teachers Union was set to lead a protest in the Loop, Mayor Rahm Emanuel today said the time for negotiations is over and he's moving forward on a plan to close 54 schools.
The plan unveiled last week to shut down 53 elementary...
| Jun 18, 2013
Readers may have seen the news that the state of Illinois bailed out failing Roseland Community Hospital on Chicago’s Far South Side, a small safety-net hospital that’s on the brink of closure. But there are more.
To offer readers a fuller...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 12:40 PM
A 34-year-old man was ordered held on $2 million bail after being charged with fatally stabbing a man almost two years ago on the Far South Side.
Michael Shegog, then 32, was charged with first degree murder in connection with the December 2011...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 12:27 PM
A South Side man has been charged in the 2010 slaying of a Lansing man found shot and beaten in the trunk of his car in a Roseland alley, and police are seeking a second man, prosecutors said today.
Tomie Nickles, 20, was ordered held in lieu of $750,...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 9:31 AM
Two women were killed in separate homicides Monday, bringing the total number of female homicide victims this year to 19, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
A 70-year-old woman was stabbed to death in the 1100 block of East 81st...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 5:19 AM
Firefighters rescued two adults and a child from a suspicious fire in the Far South Side's West Pullman neighborhood this morning, officials said.
About 5:30 a.m., firefighters arrived at a two-story house and saw flames spreading quickly in the front...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 3:30 PM
A 34-year-old Zion man turned himself in to police this week and was charged with murder in the fatal beating and stabbing of a Far South Side man in December 2011, authorities said.
Michael Shegog was booked into Cook County Jail on Wednesday and is...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 1:05 AM
I've been looking high and low for this hombre with no luck. The little dickens should be around here somewhere, but do you think I can find the culprit. I've even uncovered a few cleverly hidden clues that he has left behind, but can I locate the rascal?...
| Mar 18, 2013
The Friday morning Bible study meeting opened with testimony, and in his, Lloyd McNeal reported that he had done something remarkable: He had called the police with information about street activity.
Back when he was engaged in street activity himself,...