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Tribune reportersAt 18, Joseph Coleman was a little-known part of a generation of budding South Side rappers whose rhymes depicted everyday life in their crime-ridden neighborhoods. Coleman, who went by the nickname of Lil Jojo, had recently earned offers from two...
Tribune reporterTwo days after a blaze tore through the building of a venerable church in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, its pastor told his congregation Sunday that with God’s help they could rebuild. “Though we had lost a great part of our...
Tags: Christianity, Religion and Belief, Baptist, Renovation
Tribune reporterA 15-year-old boy suffered minor gunshot wounds late Wednesday night in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, authorities said. The teen was walking with several others in the 5600 block of South Perry Avenue at about 10:35 p.m. when several...
Tribune reporterA 20-year-old man was killed in the Little Village neighborhood, another fatally shot in West Englewood and at least seven people were wounded in shootings across Chicago early Saturday, police said. The 20-year-old, Freddie Hernandez, was gunned down...
Tribune reporterFour men who were wrongfully convicted of rape and murder 18 years ago filed lawsuits Thursday alleging that Chicago police and Cook County prosecutors framed them for the brutal crime. In separate lawsuits filed in federal court, the men alleged that...
Tags: Chicago Police Department, Trials, Prosecution, Judges, Murder
More than $500,000 will go to 13 Chicago non-profit cultural organizations from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s International Connections Fund. The resources will enable recipients “to conduct collaborations with arts...
Chicago police are asking for the public’s help finding a man who beat and sexually assaulted a teenage girl early Sunday in the Englewood neighborhood. The 17-year-old girl was walking in the 500 block of West Englewood Avenue about 2:10 a.m. when...
Tags: Sex Crimes, West Englewood
RedEyeBelmont Cragin on Saturday recorded its eighth homicide of the year, up from two homicides in 2011, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. A 29-year-old man was shot to death Saturday in the 4900 block of West Diversey Avenue in the...
RedEyeHumboldt Park recorded homicides on three consecutive days in the past week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. On Monday, a 36-year-old woman was shot to death in the 3300 block of West North Avenue, police said. One day earlier, a 21-...
Tags: Pullman, Auburn Gresham, Uptown, West Pullman, Gresham
Tribune reporterSeven people were displaced this morning after a fire broke out in a frame house on the South Side in the city's Englewood neighborhood. Firefighters were called shortly after 10:30 a.m. to the 2-story building at 6641 S. Racine Ave., according to...
Tags: Chicago Fire Department
Tribune reporterOne person was injured this morning in a crash involving a fire truck on the South Side in the city's West Englewood neighborhood. The crash happened shortly before 11 a.m. near the intersection of Garfield Boulevard and Ashland Avenue, according to...
Tribune reporterChicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said today the city is using acoustic sensors to detect and locate gunshots as a way to fight violence in two crime-ridden areas. The sensors, installed Sept. 1, are positioned in two 1.5-square-mile areas...
Tags: Garry McCarthy, Chicago Lawn
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