| Dec 13, 2011
| 3:47 AM
One teen was killed and an older man wounded by a pair of gunmen as the victims were walking in a larger group on the city's West Side, authorities said this morning.
The shooting happened at about 9:50 p.m. Monday in the 4200 block of West Jackson...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 4:41 AM
One teenager was killed and another seriously wounded in a Monday night shooting in the Albany Park neighborhood in which one of the bullets went through the window of a nearby restaurant.
Killed was Leon Deakyne, 17, of the 4500 block of North Whipple...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 1:40 PM
Federal and state authorities today unveiled a legal settlement intended to finally complete the Deep Tunnel, the Chicago region’s massive flood- and pollution-control project.
Relief from swamped basements and sewage overflows still is years away,...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 2:51 PM
The Illinois Tollway today awarded some $132 million in construction contracts for roadway and bridge rehabilitation work that will start in 2012.
The package includes seven contracts that tollway board member David Gonzalez had balked at approving...
| Dec 17, 2011
| 12:01 AM
For a few days' work proctoring exams in 1999 at a Downstate community college, Raymond Roskos Jr. earned $364.
He'll be paid much more later. That brief service in the state higher education system is all it took to qualify Roskos to eventually draw a...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 4:55 PM
A traffic crash on the West Side at Independence and Fillmore left five people hospitalized this afternoon.
Two cars collided at Independence Boulevard and Fillmore Street, police spokesman Veejay Zala said.
An EMS Plan I, which automatically sends at...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 12:13 PM
A reputed gang member who was once implicated in the killing of a Chicago police officer – only to have those charges later dropped -- was found guilty today by a federal jury on drug charges.
Prosecutors said Jason “J-Rock” Austin was...
| Feb 24, 2012
The indictment Thursday of William Beavers adds a new name to a long list: Chicago politicians charged with crimes. Beavers, a Cook County commissioner, is accused of tax evasion and other offenses from January 2006 to about April 2011. For part of that...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 8:00 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel opened the door Thursday to compensating businesses affected by security restrictions during the May G-8 and NATO summits, but the mayor's office and the city's host committee later said there are no such plans.
The confusion came as...
| Feb 26, 2012
| 2:30 PM
Veteran Chicago Police officer Preston Ross Jr. suffered a fatal heart attack Saturday while on duty at a CTA stop, the Cook County Medical Examiner said today.
Ross, 48, was in uniform and working on the CTA detail at the Grand Avenue Blue Line stop...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Jennifer Hudson's career was soaring in the fall of 2008, but the Oscar-winning actress and singer still found time to check in with her mother back in Chicago every day between 9 and 11 a.m.
So when Hudson hadn't heard from her mom by late in the...