The blaze began in the second floor of the single-family home in the 11500 block of South Lafeyette Avenue at 12:23 a.m., Chicago Fire Department spokesman Juan Hernandez said. Someone made it to the roof and jumped off to escape the fire.
An off-duty police officer was killed early Friday, when a speeding van that had been fleeing suburban police slammed into his car on the South Side.
Officers saw two men chasing one another in the 7800 block of South Lafayette Avenue about 10:50 p.m. and then heard gunshots a short time later.
The men, 22 and 28, were outside in the 10500 block of South Lafayette Avenue when they were shot about 3:20 p.m.
Three men were wounded during a shooting early Friday in the Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side.
Police are investigating a deadly shooting that happened overnight on the Dan Ryan Expressway.
A Chicago couple says in a lawsuit their family Christmas was ruined last year, after a used tablet PC bought as a gift for a young girl turned out to be full of porn.
A rehabber and historic preservationist is hoping to turn a boarded up old house near Washington Park, and the land around it, into a winery.