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Running for Mayor in "Post-Racial" Chicago

Matt Farmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

With the stakes high during the mayoral race, there's absolutely no reason to think that Chicago's professional class of surrogate race-baiters (white, black, and Hispanic) will sit on the sidelines.

Bryant Brewer, Convicted Felon, Charged In Murder Of Chicago Police Officer

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Charges have been approved in the murder of a Chicago Police officer who was shot and killed with his own weapon Wednesday afternoon during a struggle...

Two Dead, Five Wounded In Overnight Shootings

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Two people are dead following two separate shootings on Chicago's Far South and North Sides. The victims are just two of seven people shot overnight i...

Police: Fewer Arrests At This Year's Fireworks, Taste Of Chicago

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Arrests were down from a year ago during the city's revamped fireworks display of three smaller shows along the lakefront, Chicago police said today. ...

Chicago Police Seize $1.5 Million In Heroin, $5 Million In Cash From Northwest Side Home

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago police recovered more than $5 million in cash and made the year's largest seizure of heroin from a Northwest Side home, officials said Monday....

Gang Members Hold Press Conference, Accuse Police Of Unfair Harassment

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Police Department has taken some heat from the public and politicians for their secret meeting with Chicago's gang leaders in August. Some...

Two Officers Shot While Serving Warrant For Guns, Another Shot At While Driving To Work

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Two Chicago police officers were wounded early Wednesday while attempting to serve a search warrant for weapons in the home of a gang member. Accord...

Alderman Calls CPD's 'Gang Summit' A Negotiation With 'Urban Terrorists'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's political leaders have come out with strongly divided opinions on a secret meeting between police and gang leadership that took place August...

Make Sure This Cop Is Not Silenced

Matt Farmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

Lieutenant John R. Andrews is not a loose cannon. Nor is he a guy in search of his fifteen minutes of fame. He's just a career cop who took a risk by posting his controversial essay on a personal blog.

Chicago Violence: 25 Wounded, 5 Dead In 50 Hours

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Saturday, Chicago police Superintendent Jody Weis held a press conference warning area gang members to stop the violence, or the department would m...

Two Bodies Found In Logan Square Basement

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The decomposed bodies of a man and a woman were found Monday night in the basement of a boarded up multifamily house in Chicago's Logan Square neighbo...

Who Would Oppose Closing the Gun Show Loophole?

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

What individual or group would try to stand in the way of legislation that would make it harder for convicted felons and other dangerous persons to obtain all sorts of dangerous weapons? The NRA bosses and their allies.

Argument At Funeral Leads To Three Shot, Two Fatally

Chicago Sun-Times | Black Political Thought | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Hamilton Park neighborhood gang member has been charged with two counts of murder after he allegedly opened fire on three other gang members -- kill...

Chicago Police Fatally Shoot Motorist After Chase, Three Officers Injured In Crash

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A motorist was shot and killed by police early Monday after allegedly using his vehicle "as a weapon" and injuring three Chicago Police officers on th...

Retired Cop Accused Of Attacking Woman At Indiana Nudist Colony

Indiana Post-Tribune | Theatre in Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

VALPARAISO -- A retired Chicago police officer was arrested at Lake of the Woods Nudist Colony after allegedly pushing a 66-year-old pool attendant to...

Naked Bodies Of Two Young Men Found Near Railroad Tracks On Far South Side

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The bodies of two naked victims believed to be teenage boys have been found near railroad tracks in the Princeton Park neighborhood, officials said. ...

Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis Says Compaints Against Officers Are Down

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis said Sunday that citizen complaints against his officers are declining. Weis said complaints were down 12 percent in...

Jon Burge Tells Judge He Will Testify In His Own Defense

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge told U.S. District Judge Joan Lefkow on Wednesday that he intends to take the stand at his perjury and obstructi...

Cop Denies Seeing Burge Put A Gun To Suspect's Head, Despite Previous Testimony

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

He was uncomfortable and made it clear he didn't want to be there. But then Michael McDermott backpedaled on whether he told a federal grand jury h...

Third Suspect Charged In Murder Of Chicago Police Officer

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A third man has been charged with murder in the slaying last month of Chicago Police Officer Thomas Wortham IV. Marcus Floyd, 19, of the 3100 block...

Pregnant Woman Mowed Down By Car After Shouting Match

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Expectant mother Ludjana Dido spent Friday evening the way she had hoped to spend these last few months of her pregnancy: having fun with friends. ...

It's Not a Code of Silence... It's a Code of Fear

Rev. Gregory Seal Livingston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rev. Gregory Seal Livingston

To effectively end Chicago's summer of blood, our overworked and undermanned police force must work from the premise that any lack of community cooperation is based on a valid fear that the many cannot be protected.

Cousin Charged In Death Of 5-Year-Old Boy, Brought Gun Into Home

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A 17-year-old boy was charged with one count of endangering a child causing death Thursday morning after the teen's 5-year-old nephew was accidentally...

7-Year-Old Girl, Teen Boy SHOT In Morgan Park

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A 7-year-old girl and 17-year-old boy were shot this afternoon in the Morgan Park neighborhood on the Far South Side, Chicago police said....

Naked Man Hospitalized After Streaking Across Ike

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Police detained a naked man early who apparently set fire to a sign before running onto the Blue Line L tracks and streaking across the Eisenhower Exp...