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  • Cops: City ends 2012 with 506 homicides, more than 16 percent increase over 2011

    Cops: City ends 2012 with 506 homicides, more than 16 percent increase over 2011
    Chicago ended 2012 with 506 homicides, according to an unofficial tally released Tuesday — the first time the city has topped 500 since 2008, and a 16 percent increase over 2011. While police officials were counting up the homicide toll from a...
  • McCarthy may turn to celebrities to remove snitching stigma

    McCarthy may turn to celebrities to remove snitching stigma
    Gun violence on Chicago streets has become such a concern that Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said today he's considering turning to celebrity mouthpieces like Bulls star Derrick Rose to try to convince residents to break the "no-snitch" code of...
  • Wife questioned in lottery winner death

    Wife questioned in lottery winner death
    The widow of a West Rogers Park man who died of cyanide poisoning weeks after winning a $1 million lottery jackpot was questioned extensively by Chicago police last month after the medical examiner's office reclassified the death as a homicide, her...
  • Chicago's top cop again calls for more gun laws

    Chicago's top cop again calls for more gun laws
    Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy today called for tougher gun laws and reiterated his opposition to legalizing the concealed carry of handguns in Illinois. “The answer to guns is not more guns,” McCarthy said during a panel...
  • Seized guns on display weren't from 2013

    Seized guns on display weren't from 2013
    Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy held a news conference Monday where his department “put on display several of the firearms seized … during the first two weeks of 2013,” according to a police news release. But that wasn’t...
  • City inspector general suggests police hire more civilians for certain jobs

    City inspector general suggests police hire more civilians for certain jobs
    Chicago could save millions of dollars or put more police on the streets by hiring civilians for nearly 300 jobs now done by sworn officers, according to an analysis by the city’s internal watchdog released Wednesday. Swapping researchers, human...
  • Proposed law would 'make you pay' for buying guns for others

    Proposed law would 'make you pay' for buying guns for others
    It’s been nearly three years since Chicago police Officer Thomas Wortham IV was shot and killed with a gun purchased in Mississippi by a straw purchaser -- a person who buys guns for those who aren't allowed to. But on Friday, his sister Sandra...
  • Baby's shooting death leaves city stricken

    Baby's shooting death leaves city stricken
    Little more than a month after the slaying of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton drew international attention to Chicago's gun violence, city officials grappled Tuesday to address the shooting death of an even younger victim — 6-month-old Jonylah Watkins....
  • McCarthy touts 'broken windows' crime-fighting strategy

    McCarthy touts 'broken windows' crime-fighting strategy
    Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said Monday that he wanted to bring a "broken windows" strategy to Chicago that would allow officers to arrest those who ignore tickets for routine offenses like gambling and public urination. "Fixing the...
  • Chicago alderman says he asked gang members not to harbor fugitives

    Chicago alderman says he asked gang members not to harbor fugitives
    In the wake of the murder of 6-month-old Jonylah Watkins, the ward’s alderman announced Tuesday that he has contacted gang members to ask them not to harbor the killers of innocent victims. Ald. Willie Cochran, 20th, a retired Chicago police...
  • Reaction to death of 6-month-old girl in Chicago shooting

    Reaction to death of 6-month-old girl in Chicago shooting
    One story seemed to stick out Tuesday for readers on the Chicago Tribune's front page online: The death of a 6-month-old girl who was shot with her father as he changed her diaper in the Woodlawn neighborhood. It's little surprise the death of Jonylah...