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As Chicago's Murder Rate Drops, City Launches Initiative Targeting Most Violent Districts

Posted 01.31.2012 | Chicago

Less than a week after Chicago's first murder- and shooting-free day in nearly a year, the city's mayor and police superintendent announced a violence...

City Celebrates 24 Hours Without A Murder

Posted 01.19.2012 | Chicago

Chicago's crime rate can sometimes earn the city a bad rap, but for 24 hours Wednesday the city was murder- and shooting-free. Police Superintenden...

My Vote on the NATO/G-8 Ordinance

Joe Moreno | Posted 03.19.2012 | Chicago
Joe Moreno

I voted yes on the NATO/G-8 Ordinance, proposed by Mayor Emanuel, today. While my original position was to vote against this ordinance, my opinion changed over the last two days, because of the changes made to the original proposal.

The Cost Of The NATO, G8 Summits

Posted 05.16.2012 | Chicago

When President Obama announced that Chicago would be the first U.S. city outside of Washington, D.C. to ever host a NATO summit, Mayor Rahm Emanuel sa...

Activists Gather At City Hall To Protest NATO, G8 Ordinance

Posted 01.17.2012 | Chicago

As members of Occupy Chicago gathered at City Hall to decry Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plans for the NATO and G8 summits -- which will take place in Chicago...

Two Charged In Shooting That Killed Veteran Chicago Cop

Posted 01.09.2012 | Chicago

Two Chicago men were charged early Saturday morning in the Dec. 29 shooting death of veteran Chicago police officer Clifton Lewis. Tyrone Clay, 29,...

14 Shootings Reported In One Day

Posted 01.06.2012 | Chicago

At least 14 people were wounded by gunfire on an unseasonably warm Thursday in Chicago. The violence began about 1:15 p.m., when a 20-year-old man...

David Lohr

College Student's Mysterious Disappearance Chronicled In New Book

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 03.27.2014 | Crime

The father of missing University of Missouri student Jesse "Opie" Ross has chronicled more than five years of searching for answers in a newly release...

Police: Gun Confiscations Up In Chicago

Posted 01.05.2012 | Chicago

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy on Wednesday announced that his department removed 131 illegal guns from the city's streets on New Year's...

Church's Chicken Shooting: 2 Dead, 5 Wounded In Chicago

Posted 12.28.2011 | Chicago

Two people were killed and five others wounded Tuesday night when a gunman opened fire at a Church's Chicken restaurant on Chicago's South Side. T...

Boy, 13, Fatally Shoots Himself

Posted 12.23.2011 | Chicago

Police are investigating the death of a 13-year-old Chicago boy who apparently was killed by a self-inflicted gunshot wound. CBS Chicago reports th...

Violence Continues In Uptown

Posted 12.12.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's Uptown neighborhood has been plagued by violence in recent weeks, and one alderman says gangs are to blame. As CBS Chicago reports, at l...

Chicago Police Union Fights ACLU's Deployment Claims

Posted 12.01.2011 | Chicago

A motion filed Thursday by Chicago's Fraternal Order of Police aims to stall an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit against the city, which alleges...

Chicago Cop Shoots, Kills Man During South Side Struggle

Posted 11.24.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago police officer fatally shot a 27-year-old man who had punched her and attempted to grab her gun during a South Side struggle Thursday mornin...

2011 Rhymes With 1968

Ethan Casey | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics
Ethan Casey

Comparing 1968 and 2011, ask yourself if there is any real difference between Mayor Daley's police brutalizing antiwar protesters in Chicago then, and Mayor Bloomberg's police clearing Zuccotti Park last week.

Chicago Police Officer Accuses Firefighter Of Assault During Marine Rescue

Posted 11.16.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago police officer is calling for the arrest of a Chicago fire captain who he claims assaulted him during a marine rescue earlier this month. ...

My Yes Vote on the 2012 Budget

Joe Moreno | Posted 01.16.2012 | Chicago
Joe Moreno

From the very beginning this budget process has been transparent, inclusive and reasonable and the mayor deserves a lot of credit for doing the majority of what he said he would during the campaign.

Prosecutors: Man Fatally Stabbed Friend, Hid Body In Closet In His Apartment

Posted 11.13.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago man charged with stabbing his friend to death and hiding him in a closet in his apartment was denied bail Sunday. Bednago Harper, 46, h...

Cops Search For Victim In Disturbing CTA Attack Caught On Tape

Posted 01.12.2012 | Chicago

Chicago police have launched an investigation into a disturbing Internet video which shows a young man punching an apparently homeless older man, knoc...

What Counts as Rape?

Christine Bork | Posted 01.11.2012 | Chicago
Christine Bork

Rape is a complex issue, and these complexities need to be acknowledged rather than pushed aside. I'm proud of our city for recognizing this and leading the way with a comprehensive definition of sexual assault.

Man, Convicted Of Killing Cop, Receives Maximum Prison Sentence

Posted 12.29.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago man has been found guilty and sentenced Friday to 125 years in prison in the 2009 murder of police officer Alejandro "Alex" Valadez. Shaw...

Decriminalize It... Don't Criticize It

Joe Moreno | Posted 12.28.2011 | Chicago
Joe Moreno

The police shouldn't be wasting their time arresting and processing people who are caught with an insignificant amount of marijuana. I'd rather see them on the streets, preventing violent crime and catching bad guys.

ACLU Files Suit Against City Over Minority Neighborhood Police Deployments

Posted 12.27.2011 | Chicago

The ACLU of Illinois on Thursday announced that they are suing the city of Chicago because they allege that response times to emergency calls in high-...

PHOTOS: Can Mannequins In The Loop Encourage Pedestrian Safety?

Posted 12.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Department of Transportation launched a citywide awareness campaign by installing 32 mannequins along Wacker Dr., each representing one of...

Occupy Chicago One Month Anniversary Marked by Arrests

Mark Cassello | Posted 12.24.2011 | Chicago
Mark Cassello

Saturday's second attempt to occupy Grant Park was officially dubbed, "The Occupation Will Continue!" However, the event was more affectionately known to participants as "Take the Horse."