After a Father’s Day weekend bloodbath in which 46 people were shot and eight were killed, including one by a police officer, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy have little to show for their claims of reduced crime across the city. Show More Summary
Chief Keef pleaded guilty on speeding charges at a Skokie, and as he left, he was served with a second paternity suit, then he was arrested by Chicago Police officers on the trespassing charge. [ more › ]
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Nine people were killed, two by police officers, over the past three days in Chicago's most violent weekend of the year, amid a rise in gang violence in the city.
Police said this has been the most violent weekend in Chicago so far this year
A 15-year-old boy was fatally shot by a Chicago police officer in the South Side's Englewood neighborhood Sunday night, authorities said.
The shootings, which ranged from 9400 S. Loomis Avenue on the South Side to North Avenue and Pulaski, included a 16-year-old victim and an armed man shot by police after he pointed a gun at them. [ more › ]
Anyone with any information about the events of last night is urged to call 312-745-4521, the Hit and Run Division of the Chicago Police Department. [ more › ]
Watch yourself: Chicago Police have issued an officer safety alert warning that gangs are targeting officers in one city neighborhood, ABC7 has learned.The alert was issued this week in the West Pullman neighborhood. Officers are not just responding to calls, they're the ones being targeted. Show More Summary
Not one of the usual spots: At least seven people were injured in shootings across the city Thursday night and early Friday. A Chicago Police officer also shot a teen who ran from officers during a street stop in the Northwest Side Portage Park neighborhood. Show More Summary
Slate magazine's crime correspondent, Justin Peters, argues that the strategy that has reduced Chicago's homicide rate this year -- by putting more police officers on the street -- will unravel when the money that pays for their overtime runs out. Show More Summary
Chicago police began arresting alleged members of the Black Souls street gang this morning in the first prosecution under the state's new anti-racketeering law designed to hold gang leaders accountable for violence their organizations wreak on city streets.
Police in DuPage County believe father, David Andrus, killed his wife and two daughters, 22 and 16
Medical examiner reportedly says man died after being shocked by police stun gun in suburban Chicago
NY Times ArticleOn my sister blog - "The 5/5ths Equal Human Being Strategy Playbook", after attending a charitable fund raiser a few months ago I was compelled to note: A FUNCTIONAL CULTURE Will Always Be A More Comprehensive, Enduring Force Than Any "Charitable Programs" Or Government Intervention Policy". Show More Summary
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It's a wonder that crime even exists at all with all these double digit reductions: There was a 13 percent dip in overall crime and 3,000 fewer illegal weapons on the streets of Chicago this year, announced Police Superintendent Garry...Show More Summary
Updates from the world of working photographers: • Chicago Tribune photographer Alex Garcia tries to shoot down arguments in favor of the Chicago Sun-Times’ decision to cashier its photo staff. “Doing more with less” means less for readers, too … Read more