| May 21, 2013
As a young girl growing up in the South, I looked forward to the fourth Sunday of August.
We called it "Homecoming" at my church in Hogansville, Ga. That was when folks who had moved away from our small, rural town seeking better opportunities in...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 8:49 AM
A 36-year-old man was killed early Sunday morning and eight others wounded since Saturday afternoon in shootings from the Northwest Side to the Southeast Side.
The man killed was shot about 6:05 a.m. in the 2500 block of West Division Street in the...
| 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...
| Nov 3, 2012
| 4:47 AM
A 32-year veteran firefighter remembered as an "all around great guy and great fireman" died Friday night when he was hit by a flashover of flames while battling an extra-alarm blaze in a Gage Park home, officials said.
Capt. Herbert Johnson, just...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 3:11 PM
Three people have been shot on the South Side this afternoon.
Someone shot the three about 4:15 p.m. in the 7200 block of South Jeffrey Boulevard, according to a Grand Crossing District police captain.
The victims included a 28-year-old woman who...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 12:12 AM
Authorities suspect robbery in the shooting death of a South Shore man discovered lying in the vestibule of his South Side apartment building.
The shooting happened about 5:40 p.m. Monday in the 2000 block of East 68th Street in the South Shore...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 11:45 AM
A year after a roof collapse that killed two Chicago firefighters, more than 100 of their brethren gathered at the fire scene--now a vacant lot--to memorialize them and every other Chicago firefighter who died on this date.
Firefighters Corey Ankum, 34,...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 4:04 PM
The amount of income that commuters who use mass transit will be eligible to shelter from taxes to pay their fares drops on Jan. 1 to $125 a month from the current $230 a month, while the tax-free parking benefit for drivers will increase from $230 to...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 1:44 AM
Two men were wounded, one critically, in separate shootings this morning and afternoon on the city's South Side.
The latest shooting happened about 12:30 p.m. on the 6800 block of Union Street in the Englewood neighborhood, said Chicago Fire Department...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 4:50 AM
A gunman got out of a vehicle and opened fire, fatally striking a 34-year-old man Monday afternoon in the South Shore neighborhood, Chicago police said.
The victim was identified this morning by the Cook County medical examiner's office as Willie...