| Mar 9, 2012
| 3:33 PM
Former Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis has resigned as president of the Chicago Crime Commission effective today, officials said.
Weis is leaving to pursue interests outside of the scope of the Chicago Crime Commission including teaching,...
| Dec 31, 2011
Twelve months ago, as is my custom, I asked readers to offer their best guesses as to what 2011 would bring, then offered my own predictions. How'd we do? On six of the 18 questions, readers and I were correct......
| Jan 7, 2012
A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: Guest host Eddie Arruza with Abdon Pallasch, Chicago Sun-Times; Craig Dellimore,...
| May 21, 2012
A report on the NATO protests this morning on WBEZ-FM 91.5 related that protesters taunted a police officer with facial hair by chanting, "No mustache, no peace." It's amusing, though I can't quite figure how this mockery of the constabulary......
| May 20, 2010
| 9:47 AM
An off-duty Chicago police officer just back from Iraq was shot and killed after four people pulled up to his parents' Chatham home Wednesday night and tried to steal his new motorcycle, authorities said.
Officer Thomas Wortham IV and his father, a...
| Oct 18, 2009
The state crime lab notified Chicago police in June 2008 that DNA evidence linked three brutal rapes in the city, but it was not until this summer that detectives reinterviewed the victims and gathered vital information leading to an arrest.
| Feb 13, 2011
| 11:29 AM
Chicago police credit a controversial summer meeting with gang leaders and a gang crackdown guided by what they call "social network analysis" with a dramatic drop in gun violence this past fall in a West Side police district, including a 40 percent...
| Feb 19, 2011
| 5:34 PM
On Saturday, Rose Starnes gazed upon an age-enhanced photo of her daughter Yasmin Acree, no longer the 15-year-old who went missing three years ago but still wearing the same soft smile and dark eyes.
It broke her heart.
“It’s a lot of times...
| Feb 23, 2011
| 7:48 PM
A person picked up for panhandling was killed and two Chicago police officers were injured as the handcuffed panhandler surprised police with a gun and fired as he was enroute to a police station in the River North neighborhood this afternoon, officials...
| May 11, 2010
| 2:30 PM
Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis says an Iowa physician accused of lying to police about being stabbed by attackers along the Chicago Riverwalk "embarrassed the city with his story."
Gary Hunninghake, 64, of Coralville, Iowa, is charged with felony...
| Feb 27, 2011
| 9:42 AM
A double homicide on the Far North Side Saturday evening prompted a pursuit that left one Chicago officer wounded and a suspect in the slayings dead from police gunfire.
Gang crimes officers on surveillance on the 5800 block of North Winthrop Avenue...