| Sep 28, 2013
| 3:39 PM
Fed up with package liquor stores marked by street fights and curbside drug dealing, West Side residents more than a decade ago won a moratorium banning new liquor licenses on a bleak stretch of West Madison Street.
But in April, a new neon sign for...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 11:22 AM
Chicago police issued a community alert today warning of an attempted abduction of a 14-year-old girl on the city's West Side.
About 9:30 a.m. Friday, a man in a black Nissan honked his horn and called out to a girl walking to a store on the northwest...
| Oct 8, 2013
Last spring Mayor Rahm Emanuel shared his hope that someday the children living in all of the neighborhoods of the city, especially the most impoverished and troubled and dangerous, would look toward the skyscrapers of the Loop and realize that they are...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 9:09 PM
Police found a man dead on a Far South Side parkway early Thursday morning and another woman was seriously wounded in a West Side home invasion Wednesday night.
Police found the dead man about 12:50 a.m. near the corner of 122nd Street and Union...
| Oct 7, 2013
In her official photo, Deborah Lahey has accessorized with a snake, which is draped around her neck and hands.
She has an affection for other creatures as well, from treat-loving rats to hardworking leaf-cutter ants, and she's been known to chat...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 7:39 AM
One man was killed and eight people were hurt in attacks across the city this evening, authorities said.
The man killed, age 36, was shot in the head in the 400 block of South Central Avenue in the South Austin neighborhood about 7:50 p.m., said Chicago...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 5:28 AM
Just as the city gets ready to start issuing tickets up to $100 for people caught by the first of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's automated speed cameras, his office announced Tuesday that controversial red light cameras will be removed from 18 intersections....
| Oct 14, 2013
I grew up in the Austin neighborhood on Chicago's west side. By 1967, the year I started high school, Austin High School was already rampant with gang violence — both black and white. My parents opted instead to send me on the "L" to St. Ignatius ...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Here's a complete list of this weekend's NCAA Division I football games and TV information courtesy of the National Football Foundation. American Athletic Date Time Game Network (Talent) Sat., Oct. 26 12 p.m. Houston at Rutgers ESPNews (Dave Lamont, Ray...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 3:08 PM
Chicago went five days without a homicide last week for the first time since April, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
No homicides were logged between Oct. 21 and Saturday afternoon, RedEye determined.
Chicago recorded no homicides...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 6:35 AM
Four people were injured in shootings on the West and South side late Tuesday and early this morning, police said.
In the most recent shooting, someone inside a dark-colored sedan opened fire about 2 a.m. outside a South Side gas station, wounding a 20-...