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Analysis: 94 Percent Of Chicago Shooters In 2012 Got Away With It

Posted 01.24.2013 | Chicago

Story by Mark Konkol, courtesy of DNAinfo Chicago: It’s getting easier to get away with shooting people in Chicago. Last year, gunmen who shot...

Cops Question Mom Of Abandoned Toddler Wandering Englewood Street

Posted 01.15.2013 | Chicago

Police have plenty of questions for the mother of a small boy found wandering the streets of Englewood on Chicago's South Side during a bitterly cold ...

2 Undercover Cops Claim Blacklisting Over Reporting Corruption

Posted 11.02.2012 | Chicago

Two Chicago police officers filed a federal lawsuit Thursday alleging that high-ranking Chicago Police Department officials blacklisted them after the...

Alderman Proposes New 'Safety & Security Fee' To Fund Cops' Hiring

Posted 09.21.2012 | Chicago

An influential Chicago alderman is proposing that the city's residents pay a new "safety and security fee" to help fund the hiring of 700 new police o...

Mayor Emanuel Stands Mum As the Chicago City Council Approves Tillman Torture Settlement

G. Flint Taylor | Posted 09.25.2012 | Chicago
G. Flint Taylor

While yesterday's settlements are a step in the right direction, Chicago and its mayor must deal with outstanding issues before it can truthfully say that it no longer is on the wrong side of the Chicago police torture scandal.

Chicago Settles Michael Tillman Police Torture Case

G. Flint Taylor | Posted 09.22.2012 | Chicago
G. Flint Taylor

Today, almost exactly 26 years after his arrest, the Finance Committee of the Chicago City Council approved the payment of a $5.375 million settlement to police torture victim Michael Tillman.

A Test of Judicial Integrity

Jamie Kalven | Posted 09.12.2012 | Chicago
Jamie Kalven

A drama is unfolding in Illinois courts that has profound implications for police accountability and governmental transparency. A central issue in this case is whether records related to police misconduct are quintessential public information.

Rahm Defends Police Tactics As City Homicide Rate Spikes

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 07.10.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Chicago's mayor and police superintendent publicly defended their new gang-fighting strategy Monday amid growing criticism that the changes...

Chicago Police Department Will Hire 500 New Cops This Year

Posted 07.03.2012 | Chicago

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy promised in late 2011 that the city's new budget would provide for the department to hire more police off...

WATCH: Chicago 911 System Crashes Overnight; Dispatchers Say There Were No Delays

Posted 07.03.2012 | Chicago

Chicago's 911 system went down overnight when the city's state-of-the-art response system inexplicably crashed Monday evening. Delores Robinson, a ...

Chicago Police, CeaseFire To Partner On Anti-Violence Program

Posted 06.28.2012 | Chicago

The city of Chicago on Tuesday announced the formation of a new partnership between anti-violence group CeaseFire Illinois and the Chicago Police Depa...

14-Year-Old Fatally Shot, 13 Wounded In Overnight Violence

Posted 06.23.2012 | Chicago

Twenty four hours before the Chicago Police Department launched a day-long gun exchange program, a 14-year-old boy was shot and 13 others were wounded...

An Interview with David Kennedy About Chicago Homicide

David Vognar | Posted 08.22.2012 | Chicago
David Vognar

While David Kennedy's strategy is unlikely to quickly change the diverse causes of homicides or address non-violent crime, his logic may be wise. As more data come in, Chicago will see if the strategy is enlightened or not.

67 Wrongful Convictions, Zero Accountability at Chicago Police Department

Locke Bowman | Posted 08.19.2012 | Chicago
Locke Bowman

There are 67 cases in which the Chicago Police collected "evidence" of serious wrongdoing against a person who turned out to be innocent. That's a number to be ashamed of.

Police Memorial Vandalized, $3,000 Reward Offered For Information

Posted 06.17.2012 | Chicago

Chicago police are offering a $3,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals who vandalized a ...

Pregnant Woman Sues Chicago Police For Tasering Her

Posted 06.15.2012 | Chicago

A pregnant woman whom a Chicago police officer tasered during a parking dispute last week filed a lawsuit Thursday against the Chicago Police Departme...

Pregnant Teen Among 7 Shot Overnight Tuesday Amid Homicide Spike

Posted 06.12.2012 | Chicago

A pregnant teenager was among at least seven people shot, two of them fatally, in Chicago overnight Tuesday on the heels of a weekend where at least e...

Fractured Gangs Blamed For Surge In Chicago Homicides

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 08.12.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Maybe it is the splintering of established drug gangs that has young men grabbing the tools of their trade – handguns – to...

At Least 8 Dead, 46 Hurt By Gun Violence Over Bloody, Hot Weekend

Posted 06.11.2012 | Chicago

At least eight people died and at least 46 others were wounded in shootings over a hot, bloody weekend in Chicago. Joseph Briggs, 16, was the young...

Mayor, McCarthy Discuss Gang Strategy After Violent Weekend

Posted 05.29.2012 | Chicago

Following a bloody holiday weekend where gun violence claimed the lives of 11, including a 13-year-old boy, and wounded more than 40 others, Mayor Rah...

Chicago Wife Fights To Free Husband Who Was Shot By Police 28 Times | Posted 07.27.2012 | Black Voices

40 years. That is the sentence Howard Morgan received on April 5 from Cook County Circuit Court Judge Clayton J. Crane, after the former Chicago po...

When Reporters Were Allegedly Attacked in Chicago, the Rights of All of Us Were Violated

Richard Schiffman | Posted 05.24.2012 | Media
Richard Schiffman

The dozens of veterans who tossed their medals in Chicago earlier this week deserve to have their protest recorded. Theirs was an act of valor and courage which was arguably equal if not greater to the deeds which earned them those medals in the first place.

Reducing Crime Through Policing and Employment

David Vognar | Posted 07.22.2012 | Chicago
David Vognar

Until creative ideas are revisited to target the people in America most subject to chronic unemployment, policing efforts alone are unlikely to do much besides temporarily stop the bleeding.

Chicago Police Praised For How They Handled NATO Protests

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 07.22.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The sight of Chicago police raising billy clubs against demonstrators was the kind of image that has dogged the city's police force lo...

With City's Murder Rate Still Soaring, Rahm Announces Strategy

Posted 05.15.2012 | Chicago

Facing criticism concerning Chicago's soaring homicide rate thus far this year, Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday announced a new "wraparound" crime-fighting st...