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Crime in Chicago

Wake Up and Face the Music, Chicago

Lisa Goich-Andreadis | Posted 10.11.2014 | Chicago
Lisa Goich-Andreadis

Chicago native Franklin Vanderbilt, who has spent the past seven years touring as a drummer with Lenny Kravitz, has a suggestion: Start intervention a lot sooner in life. Swap a gun with a guitar or a set of drum sticks and you never know what kind of an influence you can make in a child's life.

Weekend Death Toll Stands At 4 With At Least 25 More Injured

Posted 06.23.2013 | Chicago

Updated story Three men were shot in the South Chicago neighborhood late Saturday afternoon leaving one man, 20-year-old Carl Austin, dead. Pol...

New 911 Call Strategy: Cops To Be No Shows At Certain Scenes

Posted 02.03.2013 | Chicago

As of Sunday, a call to 911 call in Chicago won't necessarily result in a police officer on the scene. In an effort to free up police around the ci...

City's Homicide Rate In January Already At 40

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 01.28.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- A bloody weekend in which seven people were killed and six wounded has put an abrupt end – at least for now – to hopes that Chi...

City Hits 10 Homicides Within First Week Of New Year

Posted 01.07.2013 | Chicago

A single violent Saturday in Chicago left three people dead—including one man police say was shot more than 15 times—as the homicide rate gets off...

Daughter Shot As Gun-Wielding Dad Takes Aim At Boyfriend

Posted 12.03.2012 | Chicago

Dante White stands charged of firing a bullet intended for the boyfriend of his 25-year-old daughter, striking her instead as she stepped between the ...

1 Killed, 1 Wounded In Shooting Outside South Side Funeral

Posted 11.26.2012 | Chicago

Two men were shot, one fatally, following a funeral for an alleged gang member on the city's South Side Monday. The shooting took place just before...

Baby Snatched Then Dumped In Fake Pregnancy Scheme

Posted 11.18.2012 | Chicago

In a bizarre effort to help her jailed boyfriend, a Chicago woman stole, then abandoned, a one month-old baby as part of a fake pregnancy scheme. ...

Shop Clerk Fatally Shot Described As 'A Good Man'

Posted 11.14.2012 | Chicago

Neighbors described Elahmadi Goba, a store clerk who was shot to death Tuesday night at a convenience store in Chicago's Auburn-Gresham neighborhood, ...

'Elmer Fudd Bandit' Strikes Another Northwest Side Bank

Posted 10.29.2012 | Chicago

The so-called "Elmer Fudd Bandit" struck his fifth bank in just two weeks, this time hitting a bank in Chicago's Oriole Park on Monday afternoon. ...

City Council Grills Chicago's Top Cop On Violent Crime

Posted 10.25.2012 | Chicago

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the city's top cop were hit with pleas, demands and tough questions from aldermen during the City Council's Budget Committee he...

6 Wounded, 2 Fatally, In Shootings Over 15 Minutes In Chicago

Posted 07.25.2012 | Chicago

Updated story Fourteen people were wounded by gunfire overnight Tuesday, including two people who were fatally shot, in Chicago. Alixi Johnson, ...