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  • New ATF chief in L.A. worked in city during record homicide years

    New ATF chief in L.A. worked in city during record homicide years
    Carlos Canino cut his teeth as an undercover agent in Los Angeles, in an era when violent crime was hitting record highs. It was the summer of 1991, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives had transferred Canino to the Los Angeles...
  • Warrantless searches draw criticism

     Warrantless searches draw criticism
    Cook County probation officers have for years quietly teamed up with law enforcement to go into probationers' homes without warrants, looking for guns, drugs and information and leading to questionable and illegal searches, the Tribune has found....
  • Authorities: Convictions announced in boy's 2011 slaying

    Authorities: Convictions announced in boy's 2011 slaying
    Two of three men charged with the 2011 slaying of 13-year-old Darius Brown, who was shot dead by gang gunfire while playing basketball on the South Side, have been convicted of his murder, authorities announced today. Jamal Streeter, 21, and Aramis...
  • Officials seek to tame Venice boardwalk

    Officials seek to tame Venice boardwalk
    Spencer Davis was chatting up tourists on the Venice boardwalk when police officers pulled up in front of his display of plastic alien heads. Had Davis seen a man threatening people with a chain saw, they asked? "Not today," he quipped with a smile,...
  • 2 guilty in murder of 9-year-old girl killed washing her dog

    2 guilty in murder of 9-year-old girl killed washing her dog
    Shot in the back while washing her dogs outside her father’s Englewood home in 2009, 9-year-old Chastity Turner’s death became another gut-wrenching symbol of the violence plaguing the South Side neighborhood. On Wednesday, Cook County...
  • Model train area hit again

    Model train area hit again
    For the second time this month, the Orange County Model Engineers group has reported major vandalism at its ridable train setup in Costa Mesa's Fairview Park. Six park tables at Goathill Junction, which is what the nearly 40-acre rail attraction is...
  • Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski on 'Painted Cities'

    Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski on 'Painted Cities'
    Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski is not the kind of man who lives in the past. He's happiest while working on motorcycles in the garage of his house in Berwyn, where he lives with his wife and two children, or working as a counselor for high school students...
  • Two men convicted in murder of 12-year-old Baltimore boy

    Two men convicted in murder of 12-year-old Baltimore boy
    Two men were convicted Friday of randomly firing into a group of young people, killing a 12-year-old boy and wounding three others in an attempt to "send a message" to their East Baltimore neighbors. In May 2011, prosecutors said, Danyae Robinson, 31,...
  • Shootings in Chicago down so far this year

    Shootings in Chicago down so far this year
    Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy on Wednesday said the number of shootings, particularly gang-related ones, has dropped sharply in the first 2 months of 2014. At a news conference at a police station in the Englewood neighborhood, one of...
  • Trial begins for men accused of gunning down 12-year-old

    Trial begins for men accused of gunning down 12-year-old
    Two gunmen opened fire on 12-year-old Sean Johnson and his friends in 2011 to "send a message" to their East Baltimore neighborhood, prosecutors said Thursday at the start of the trial of the alleged gang members accused of killing Johnson and wounding...
  • The peacekeeper of South L.A.'s Chesterfield Square

    The peacekeeper of South L.A.'s Chesterfield Square
    Los Angeles police Officer Andre Dixon lowered the passenger-side window and aimed his flashlight at a darkened living room window guarded by white bars. Click-click … click-click … click-click. Dixon's light snapped on and off. The...