| Apr 15, 2013
| 7:07 PM
William Friedkin, the director of “The French Connection” and “The Exorcist,” a pair of acclaimed Tracy Letts adaptations (“Bug” and “Killer Joe”) and author of “The Friedkin Connection,” a new...
| Apr 1, 2013
In 1972, Jim Reynolds was less than two months shy of graduating from Chicago Vocational High School, with plans of becoming a television repairman.
Raised in Englewood on the city's South Side, he had been studying the trade for two years when his...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 5:29 PM
A woman and her 5-year-old granddaughter died this morning in a fire in an apartment that was not equipped with smoke detectors in the South Shore neighborhood, authorities said.
Fire officials were called around 8:30 a.m. to a three-story building in...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 3:23 PM
Philanese Stokes was facing felony charges of credit card fraud and knew that a conviction could ruin her dream of becoming a massage therapist.
The 23-year-old resident of Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood had already run into trouble looking...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 7:31 AM
A 45-year-old man was shot when he ran from two robbers Sunday night on the South Side.
About 9:44 p.m., the man was walking on the 2100 block of East 79th Street in the city's South Shore neighborhood when two men started following him, said Chicago...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 8:05 PM
A fire extinguisher was used to injure two Chicago Police Department horses that were among about 30 let loose from their stalls during a break-in Sunday night at a stable in Chicago's South Shore community, police said.
A 20-year-old horse named J.R....
| Mar 24, 2013
| 7:08 PM
A 30-year-old man was shot in the head Sunday morning after a confrontation over a car that was double-parked, police said.
The shooting happened about 3:30 a.m. in the 7100 block of South Maplewood Avenue in the Marquette Park neighborhood, police...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 3:18 PM
A Chicago man who allegedly acted as a lookout while his friends went and shot a 74-year-old South Shore man in October has become the fourth suspect charged in the slaying, according to police and court documents.
Malcolm X Terry, 22, was arrested...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 4:49 AM
Shootings on the South and West sides have left two people injured since Monday night, authorities said.
Just before 4:30 a.m., a man in his 20s showed up at Our Lady of the Resurrection Hospital with a gunshot wound to the ankle, Chicago Police...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 7:15 AM
A little more than two years ago, the curtain lifted on the Chicago Symphony Orchestra-led Citizen Musician initiative, and CSO Association President Deborah Rutter told an overflow crowd at the Chicago Cultural Center: “All of you are citizen...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 12:51 PM
Chicago's Cardinal Francis George said on Sunday there should be no rush to convene the conclave that elects a successor to Pope Benedict XVI because the days leading up to the election are when cardinals can learn the most about the candidates.
| Feb 23, 2013
| 5:28 PM
Chicago police officers were taking Thadeus Ridley to get medical attention after a fight inside his apartment, officials said Saturday, when he uttered three unexpected words: “I murdered someone.”
The “someone” Ridley was...