| Jul 25, 2013
There's a season that calls Chicagoans to gaze out the window and curse the weather. No, it's not the bone-rattling winter. It's summer. During these hot, humid, unpredictable months, in which the thermometer swings between 60 and 100 degrees, Mother...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 9:59 AM
The North Side saw two homicides in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
In Irving Park, a 19-year-old man was shot to death Saturday in the 4200 block of West Irving Park Road, police said.
One day earlier, a 5-month-old...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 5:03 AM
A Chicago infant is brain-dead and on life support after her father smothered her last week in an attempt to stop her crying, according to court records and prosecutors.
Rigoberto "Rico" Rodriguez, 29, and Angela Petrov, 21, the parents of the 5-month-...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 4:47 PM
A Chicago infant has died four days after her father smothered her in an attempt to stop her crying in her family's West Ridge neighborhood home, officials said.
Angelina Rodriguez, who turned five months early last week, was declared dead at Lurie...
| May 3, 2013
As her infant daughter lay in a hospital bed, brain-dead and on life support, Angela Petrov revealed to the medical staff a family history steeped in child abuse and murder.
Six years earlier, she said, her half sister fatally beat her 5-year-old...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 4:36 PM
The Highland Park Human Services Task Force, a newly formed group under the umbrella of the city's Human Relations Commission, will begin assessing unmet needs …...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 3:04 PM
Chicago on Wednesday reached 100 homicides for the year--the fastest the city has hit this mark in at least seven years, RedEye and police data show.
Seventeen homicides have been recorded in the last week--including four each on Saturday and Sunday, a...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 2:15 PM
DaBois Marshall says she stepped out of her kitchen for only a few minutes Tuesday afternoon, but it was plenty of time for a grease fire to get out of control.
“I was hysterical. I said, ‘Ma, the house is on fire.’ So, I instantly...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 3:59 PM
Austin, Chicago Lawn and West Englewood each saw two homicides in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
In Chicago Lawn, a 22-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy were shot to death Tuesday in the 5900 block of South...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 7:24 AM
Fifty-five homicides have been recorded so far this month in Chicago, making August the deadliest month of the year, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
Two other months this year recorded 50 or more homicides: March and May. The...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 4:07 PM
A man and a boy were transported to an area hospital after they collided with each other while riding bicycles along a trail near Alta Laguna Park on Monday afternoon, a Laguna Beach Fire Department official said.
The fire department received a call...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Burglars stole at least $900, 10 purses, jewelry, a digital camera, and a pair of Oakley sunglasses from 11 cars in park district lots during a …...