RIP: 18-year-old artist Melissa De La Garza was gunned down while sitting in her car outside her home in West Lawn on Saturday evening. Her family said she had no enemies and was looking forward to attend the School of the Art Institute Chicago on a scholarship.
"We need to elect the right officials that will go ahead keep criminals in the prisons so they don't come back out," said Alma De La Garza-Wozniak, the victim's aunt.
Two men were wounded in a shooting Sunday night in West Lawn on the Southwest Side.
JUST AWFUL: A man helping a friend with car trouble was shot in the head during a struggle with a carjacker Monday in West Lawn, Chicago police said.
Chicago police are warning residents in Wentworth, Calumet, Deering, Englewood and Chicago Lawn about recent armed robberies and carjackings in those districts.
Two people were shot, one fatally, Wednesday in West Lawn on the Southwest Side.
A man was wounded in a shooting Friday while shopping at a Foot Locker in the Ford City Mall on the Southwest Side.
Seven people were killed and 24 others wounded in shootings across Chicago so far this weekend.
Eva Perez, a 14-year-old girl reported missing from West Lawn on the Southwest Side has been located, according to Chicago police.
A 71-year-old man has been reported missing from West Lawn on the Southwest Side.
An 84-year-old man has been reported missing from West Lawn on the Southwest Side.
At least three people were robbed as they were leaving a gas station in July in Gage Park and West Lawn on the Southwest Side.
A 37-year-old man from West Lawn is charged with sexually assaulting four girls and boy he is familiar with.
Aurora Padilla was last seen March 5 in the 3700 block of West 66th Place, Chicago police said in a missing person alert.
The victim was driving a blue Chevrolet Malibu west about 1:30 p.m. in the 4500 block of West 63rd Street when a tow truck ran several red lights and struck the car, Chicago police said.
The 1-year-old girl was pronounced dead at the hospital after suffering from smoke inhalation, police said.
A 15-year-old boy is missing from West Lawn on the South Side.
Francisco Meza, 23, was last seen at 10:24 p.m. Thursday in the 6300 block of South Keeler Avenue, according to a missing person alert from Chicago police.
“I was talking to him through the whole ordeal,” Officer Saul Avila said at the award ceremony. “I was holding his hand, reassuring him … I wanted him to know, ‘We’re here for you.’”
Lourdes Pardo and Erik Hernandez, 14-year-olds who were reported missing from Chicago Lawn and were last seen Nov. 1, 2019, have been found safe, Chicago police said.