| Feb 15, 2013
| 11:44 AM
President Barack Obama will come to Chicago on Friday and talk about guns, heeding the calls from crime-ridden communities to make the city a priority in his national anti-violence agenda.
But young African-American men, those most likely to be hit by...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 8:14 PM
William Rainey Harper High School, in West Englewood, is known for a few things.
It has a really good football team for its size.
In 2010 it was featured on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” for its success in boosting a dismal academic record....
| Jan 27, 2013
| 2:51 PM
Bleeding from a gunshot wound to his side, prosecutors said Ronald Peters crawled to the street outside his South Side home on Friday and put his hands in the air.
Larry Peters then raised a 12-gauge shotgun and shot his brother a second time, a witness...
| 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....
| Feb 1, 2013
"You never want a serious crisis to go to waste," said Mayor Rahm Emanuel a few years ago.
"And what I mean by that," he said, "it's an opportunity to do things you could not do before."
Things you could not do before?
Or things you would not do...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 9:44 PM
A grandmother who worked as a nurse for drug addicts died with two of her friends when their Jeep hit a light pole and flipped over on the West Side, officials and relatives said today.
The three were in a red Jeep traveling east on 31st Street when it...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 12:31 PM
Two men who were rescued by firefighters were taken to a hospital this morning from a South Side house fire, according to the Chicago Fire Department.
The blaze erupted about 9:15 a.m. at a 2-story home in the 6400 block of South Marshfield Avenue in...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 8:04 PM
Two men were shot in the Englewood neighborhood tonight.
The shooting took place about 7:30 p.m. on the 7300 block of South Racine Avenue, and left one man wounded in the back and the other in the foot, police said.
The Chicago Fire Department said...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 9:24 PM
A 2-year-old girl from Chicago’s South Side was remembered by neighbors as happy, energetic and healthy Sunday night, not yet a day after she died.
Layla Stewart, of the 2000 block of West 69th Place in the West Englewood neighborhood was...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 11:12 PM
A 19-year-old man was hospitalized this afternoon after being shot twice in the River North neighborhood, officials said.
The man was wounded near the intersection of Chicago and Hudson avenues at about 1:10 p.m., according to police and fire officials....
| Jun 7, 2013
| 5:45 AM
A man was shot to death in the Marquette Park neighborhood and at least four other people were wounded in shootings across Chicago overnight.
Police discovered the dead man around 10:30 p.m. in the 6300 block of South Francisco Avenue, a few doors north...