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Chicago's Top Cop: City's 'Treading Water' On Homicide

Posted 08.26.2012 | Chicago

Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy on Saturday addressed the disturbingly high number of shootings in Chicago in recent days and continued to defend...

City Homicides Down In July, But Year Total Still Up Over 2011

Posted 08.02.2012 | Chicago

Chicago police announced Thursday that the city's homicide rate -- which has attracted international media attention -- saw its first monthly decline ...

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...

City Targets Businesses That Harbor Crime As Gun Violence Continues

Posted 07.09.2012 | Chicago

Following a weekend where 20 people were shot, none fatally, in Chicago, the city announced the names of 37 "problem" businesses that they say help br...

Following Surge Of Violent Weekends, Garry McCarthy Under The Gun | Posted 07.06.2012 | Chicago

Garry McCarthy was on his victory lap. NATO had ended two days before, it was warm and sunny, and the Chicago police superintendent stood with eight o...

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...

City Council OKs Plan To Ticket Low-Level Marijuana Possession

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 08.27.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Chicago's City Council on Wednesday passed an ordinance that allows police to ticket people found with small amounts of marijuana inst...

Teen Among 4 Fatally Shot, Dozens Hurt Over Weekend

Posted 06.25.2012 | Chicago

A 13-year-old boy fatally shot in the city's Woodlawn neighborhood early Sunday was one of two teens fatally shot over a Chicago weekend where four we...

10 Takeaways From the Anti-NATO Demonstrations, Part 4

Mark Cassello | Posted 08.19.2012 | Chicago
Mark Cassello

One month after the NATO summit, what have we learned? A new generation of youth who did not grow up in the shadow of the Cold War are beginning to ask questions about NATO, and the demonstrations offered them potent answers.

Fatal Chicago Shootings Outnumber U.S. Troop Killings In War Zone

Posted 08.16.2012 | Chicago

As Chicago deals with a surge of murders that, thus far this year, has outpaced that of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, the Chicago Police Department has ...

10 Takeaways From the Anti-NATO Demonstrations, Part 3

Mark Cassello | Posted 06.12.2012 | Chicago
Mark Cassello

Almost two weeks after the NATO summit, what have we learned? Among a long list, all media coverage failed and the 99 percent fought each other.

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...

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...

10 Takeaways From the Anti-NATO Demonstrations, Part 2

Mark Cassello | Posted 08.06.2012 | Chicago
Mark Cassello

When the NATO summit descended upon Chicago with the full weight of the global military industrial complex, what did we learn?

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...

Protesters Arrested At Obama Campaign Headquarters

Posted 05.16.2012 | Chicago

Though the NATO summit won't officially begin until later this week, police have already ramped up their presence in downtown Chicago and, on Monday m...

12-Year-Old Shot During Another Violent Weekend

Posted 05.07.2012 | Chicago

UPDATE: Since this story was originally posted, at least 9 other people were shot in Chicago. WLS reports that the shootings continued through Sunday ...

Chicago Homicides Up 60 Percent In 3 Months

AP | JASON KEYSER | Posted 06.12.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Homicides in Chicago spiked by 60 percent during the first three months of the year despite an increase in police resources in some of...

Rahm Pushes For Tougher Gang Law To Fight Crime

Posted 04.11.2012 | Chicago

As Chicago violence spikes, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants the Illinois state legislature to advance a bill that would allow gang members to be hit ...

State Bill Would Expand Recording Rights For Cops, Not Public

Posted 04.04.2012 | Chicago

Though legislation that would have allowed private citizens to record police officers while on the job in public spaces was killed by the Illinois sta...

Chicago's Murder Rate Up 35 Percent This Year

Posted 03.30.2012 | Chicago

Three months into 2012, Chicago has seen 114 homicides, representing a 35 percent spike in the city's murder rate compared to the same period last yea...

Community Policing Volunteers: 'The Mayor Doesn't Know Who We Are'

Chicago Reader | Posted by Ethan Straffin | Posted 05.29.2012 | Chicago

Ron Holt was leaving the press conference when he nearly stepped into the path of a briskly marching Garry McCarthy, the Chicago police superintendent...

'This Is An Outrage': Man, 80, Arrested For Shooting Burglar

Posted 03.27.2012 | Chicago

Updated story Residents on Chicago's South Side are "outraged" Tuesday after their elderly neighbor was arrested for shooting a man who tried to br...

Rahm: 'Our Streets Do Not Belong To Gang Bangers'

Posted 03.24.2012 | Chicago

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel made his first public comments Friday after a violent weekend claimed the lives of at least 10 and injured dozens more, inc...

Chicago's Top Cop Takes Blame For Bloody Weekend

Posted 03.20.2012 | Chicago

After a particularly bloody weekend in Chicago that left 10 dead and at least 40 wounded in a rash of gun violence, city officials and community membe...