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  • 68,000 gang members counted by new Gang Book

    68,000 gang members counted by new Gang Book
    Social media Web sites have become popular mechanisms by which gang members carry out drug-dealing and other illegal activity. This trend is explored in the Chicago Crime Commission Gang Book, which also highlights profiles, colors and other...
  • City sticker artwork shows gang signs?

    City sticker artwork shows gang signs?
    City Clerk Susana Mendoza said Tuesday she’s investigating whether gang signs are part of the winning design for Chicago’s next city sticker, just days before the decals are scheduled to be printed. The sticker, meant to honor city...
  • Chicago city clerk scraps sticker design amid gang concerns

    Chicago city clerk scraps sticker design amid gang concerns
    A 15-year-old boy will lose the honor of seeing his city sticker design adorn Chicago windshields amid questions about whether the artwork contains gang symbols, City Clerk Susana Mendoza said this afternoon. At a City Hall news conference, Mendoza said...
  • Chicago aldermen crack down on employee vacation payouts

    Chicago aldermen crack down on employee vacation payouts
    The number of vacation days non-union city employees can cash out when they leave their jobs would be significantly reduced under a proposal a key City Council committee endorsed today. As it now stands, departing longtime employees can get paid for up...
  • Expert testifies during Abbate trial: Unofficial code of silence 'alive and well'

    Expert testifies during Abbate trial: Unofficial code of silence 'alive and well'
    An unofficial code of silence was “alive and well” within the Chicago Police  Department when off-duty cop Anthony Abbate attacked a bartender at a Northwest Side tavern in 2007, a national expert testified today at Abbate’s federal...
  • Weis resigns as head of Crime Commission

    Weis resigns as head of Crime Commission
    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,...
  • Weeks in review

     
    A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Connected to Chicago (WLS-AM): Host Bill Cameron, Greg Hinz (Crain Chicago Business) Ray Long (Chicago Tribune) and...
  • Dining on cracked crystal for 2011 yet predicting fearlessly for 2012

     
    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......
  • 'No mustache, no peace!'

     
    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......
  • Off-duty Chicago police officer killed in robbery attempt

    Off-duty Chicago police officer killed in robbery attempt
    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...
  • 2 teens raped as evidence sat

    2 teens raped as evidence sat
    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. During the...