| Aug 23, 2013
| 4:23 PM
A Thursday morning shooting in Oak Park appears to be gang-related, Oak Park police said Friday.
A 26-year-old Chicago man who had been visiting a friend on the 1200 block of North Austin Boulevard was shot in the abdomen about 10:15 a.m., according...
| Aug 27, 2013
A power outage in early April knocked out the traffic lights at the convergence of Austin, Mason and Lawrence avenues on Chicago's Northwest Side.
The lights were fixed within 24 hours, but the directional arrows for left-turning cars remained dark....
| Aug 14, 2013
| 7:20 AM
The following items were taken from Oak Park and River Forest police reports.
A 16-year-old girl was charged with aggravated battery to a police officer and criminal damage to state-supported property after she struck the head of an officer...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 8:03 AM
Yasmin Acree, 15, was a freshman honor student at Austin Polytechnical Academy when she disappeared from Chicago's Austin community on Jan. 15 or 16, 2008. She has not been heard from since.
Doors from the alleyway to the basement of the family's home in...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 9:46 PM
Saving the best for last.
That was the case in the bareback riding and the saddle bronc events to kick off night one of the Dacotah Stampede Rodeo Monday at the Brown County Fairgrounds.
Joe Gunderson of Agar and Chuck Schmidt of Keldron, both the...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 3:28 PM
"Double Trouble" is the name of a blues rock band from Austin, Tex., an Elvis Presley flick, a 1980s TV sitcom starring twins, a movie wherein other twins try to break up a crime ring, an unrelated Australian TV series, and a 2001 stage musical...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 4:50 PM
A speeding, unlicensed driver who crashed into another car on the Northwest Side, killing a mother and her teenage son and injuring three other children as they left for an end-of-summer camping trip in Wisconsin, was sentenced Monday to 15 years in...
| Aug 1, 2013
WKSC-FM morning personality Christopher "Brotha' Fred" Frederick, who in early 2011 replaced Kevin "DreX" Buchar as the voice of the Top 40 station known as Kiss FM, late last month paid $865,000 for a two-bedroom, 53rd-floor unit in a new condominium...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 4:31 AM
In many ways it felt like the biggest Lollapalooza ever, and it wasn’t just an illusion. The three-day festival in Grant Park that concluded Sunday not only sold out in advance in its ninth year, attendance topped out at a record 300,000.
| Aug 6, 2013
The following items were taken from police reports.
•Two men, 19 and 18, from Oak Park were charged with disorderly conduct after they yelled at and chased a 16-year-old River Forest boy on the 500 block of North Grove Avenue at 11:45 p....
| Jul 26, 2013
| 7:20 AM
Detectives on the front porch of a house hit by bullets in the 200 block of North Latrobe Avenue. (John J. Kim, Chicago Tribune)
The champagne-colored sedan crept up Latrobe Avenue in South Austin while the woman and her friends danced to music and...