| Nov 14, 2012
| 8:41 PM
A South Shore train disabled east of East Chicago caused commuter problems throughout the line during the evening rush hour.
Eastbound train 209 was disabled with a damaged pantograph east of East Chicago about 5 p.m., causing cancellations of at least...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 5:11 PM
A Chicago police officer was grazed in the leg as officers opened fire and killed a man who lunged at them with a hammer after stabbing another man in the South Chicago neighborhood, officials said.
The officers first used a Taser on the man when they...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 7:38 AM
A 74-year-old man who neighbors say was a bedrock of his neighborhood was shot in the head and killed Friday night in South Shore, authorities said.
The slaying took place on the 6800 block of South East End Avenue at about 7:15 p.m., Chicago Police...
| Oct 14, 2012
| 2:00 PM
South Shore train service between South Bend and Chicago has been restored after a power outage this morning in Porter County, Ind., suspended operations on a portion of the line, officials said.
Officials from the Northern Indiana Commuter...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 3:21 PM
Zombies. They're everywhere. Television. Movies. Graphic novels. Pub crawls. Burlesque shows. You can't swing a dismembered arm without hitting one. But look out: In Scott Kenemore's new book, "Zombie, Illinois," the walking dead are invading places...
| Apr 11, 2013
As politicians in Washington took a step toward tightening the nation's gun laws Wednesday, first lady Michelle Obama sat down with Chicago high school students whose stories about violence brought her to tears.
Before the meeting began at Harper High...
| 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...
| 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...