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Chicago Homicide

68-Year-Old Fatally Shot In Logan Square

Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago

A 68-year-old man was fatally shot in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood early Thursday during what witnesses tell police was an attempted robbery. ...

Why Chicago Won't Stop the Killings: In Police Work, Nothing Succeeds Like Failure

Robert Maranto | Posted 04.09.2013 | Chicago
Robert Maranto

So long as politics trumps performance, it makes more sense for Superintendent McCarthy and Mayor Emanuel to play the blame game than fight crime. In police politics, if you want to keep your job, nothing fails like success.

Un-Breaking News: Editing Life and Death in Age of Digital Media

Mark Cassello | Posted 04.03.2013 | Chicago
Mark Cassello

The media's extensive coverage of Hadiya Pendleton's murder is absolutely appropriate. However, it also highlights the reality that only a handful of Chicago's murder victims receive such thoughtful and humanizing coverage in the mainstream press.

Homicides Hit A One-Day Record High Over The Weekend

Posted 08.21.2012 | Chicago

Six people were killed in Chicago on Saturday, tying Feb. 19 for the most homicides in one day since the beginning of 2012. Four of those victims w...

Chicago Reports Crime Rate Drop, Despite Homicide Spike In January

Posted 02.01.2012 | Chicago

Barely a month into 2012, Chicago's overall crime rate is down 20 percent compared to the same time period a year ago. But a rash of violent incidents...

Man Charged In Hotel Felix Slaying

Posted 12.14.2011 | Chicago

A man from Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood was charged Thursday in the death of a Wisconsin woman found stabbed in her hotel room earlier this wee...