| 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...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 6:17 AM
A 19-year-old man who was fatally shot in the Gage Park neighborhood Thursday evening has been identified, authorities said.
The man, identified by the Cook County medical examiner's office as Sergio Mora, was shot in the left side in the 2300 block...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 7:23 AM
Once again the Grant Park Music Festival is taking the lead among local summer festivals when it comes to presenting eclectic combinations of popular symphonic and choral fare and more adventuresome classical music programming. And it's all free.
| Jan 28, 2013
| 4:00 PM
A Cook County judge ordered a condominium association, property management company and the city of Chicago to hold on to potential evidence in what could turn out to be a lawsuit after two men died last week in a fire at a South Shore condominium.
| Jan 30, 2013
| 3:30 PM
Bridgeport, Englewood and West Garfield Park each saw two homicides in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
In Bridgeport, two men were shot to death Saturday in the 500 block of West Pershing Road, police said....
| Jan 21, 2013
In some ways, President Barack Obama's inauguration is a local story in Chicago.
The president's political ties to the city, the family's home in the Kenwood neighborhood and his and first lady Michelle Obama's friends and colleagues here provide the...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 2:26 PM
Two men died and a woman was seriously injured when an extra-alarm fire broke out in a high-rise on South Shore Drive this morning.
All three victims suffered full cardiac arrest, apparently from breathing in smoke, according to Fire Department spokesman...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 4:30 AM
Four shootings -- two of them double homicides -- and a stabbing left 7 people dead Saturday, authorities said.
In what appeared to be the last homicide of the day, a 32-year-old man was fatally stabbed about 11:50 p.m. in the South Shore neighborhood...
| Jan 13, 2013
With both a bang and a whimper, the North Shore railroad, half a century ago this month, pulled the plug on a trolley wire that stretched from Chicago to Milwaukee and made the fortunes of towns in between.
Its last southbound train crashed into an...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 9:33 PM
Fighting broke out at a high school basketball game Friday night in the Roseland neighborhood on the South Side, police said.
Police responded to a "large fight" during the game at Corliss High School, in the 800 block of East 103rd Street, Chicago...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 4:36 PM
The South Shore Drill Team exceeded its fundraising goal of $45,000 to cover the group’s trip to the presidential inauguration in Washington this weekend, team officials said Wednesday.
The group received donations of $5 and-or more from...