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Garry McCarthy

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  • Police: Baby Jonylah's diaper was not being changed when she was shot last week

     Police: Baby Jonylah's diaper was not being changed when she was shot last week
    Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said Monday that the father of a 6-month-old girl slain last week on the South Side was not changing his daughter's diaper when she was fatally shot, contrary to what police told the news media on the day of...
  • Jonylah's grandmother: 'My neighbors of Chicago, what have thou done?'

    Jonylah's grandmother: 'My neighbors of Chicago, what have thou done?'
    Mary Young looked out at the hundreds of people who had packed into New Beginnings Church of Chicago to say goodbye to 6-month-old shooting victim Jonylah Watkins. Young, a mother of eight, was about to bury her granddaughter. But first, she had a...
  • Chicago police put more feet on street

    Chicago police put more feet on street
    Rookie Chicago police officers have started to patrol on foot on some of the city's most dangerous blocks in a move that Superintendent Garry McCarthy said reinforces the department's "return to community policing." After six months in the Police...
  • Hadiya Pendleton's mom attends Obama's gun-control speech at White House

     Hadiya Pendleton's mom attends Obama's gun-control speech at White House
    — Minutes after suspects in the killing of Hadiya Pendleton were arraigned Thursday in Chicago, the 15-year-old's mother attended a speech by President Barack Obama in the White House with 20 other women who have lost loved ones to gun violence....
  • Officials: Murder, intimidation kept $11 million-a-year gang going

    Officials: Murder, intimidation kept $11 million-a-year gang going
    The top leaders of one of Chicago’s most violent street gangs have been charged in a sweeping racketeering case that alleges they controlled their West Side drug empire through pattern of intimidation, kidnappings, shootings and murder dating back...
  • Weekend violence leaves 9 dead, 47 shot

    Weekend violence leaves 9 dead, 47 shot
    As she headed out the door Sunday morning, Adrianne Wilberton put on a brave face. It was time to tell her son the news, and she didn't want him hearing it from anyone else. But her composure unraveled as she walked toward the car, a barrage of...
  • Seeing a reduction in crime, from cops' point of view

    Seeing a reduction in crime, from cops' point of view
    Violence and crime may be in the headlines, but homicides in Chicago have been edging towards some of their lowest levels in years, and the Chicago Police Department has been touting its overtime strategy as a key contributor in tamping down the violence....
  • Emanuel says no Midway lease in foreseeable future

    Emanuel says no Midway lease in foreseeable future
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel left himself some wiggle room on trying again to privatize Midway Airport to raise money, saying today he was giving up the idea for "the foreseeable future" after recently halting the process of accepting bids to lease it. "I think...
  • Shooting of 13 at park puts Chicago back in the spotlight

    Shooting of 13 at park puts Chicago back in the spotlight
    A gunman with a military-grade assault rifle opened fire on a pickup basketball game in the Back of the Yards neighborhood late Thursday, injuring 13 people and dragging the city back into the international spotlight for its violent crime problem. At...
  • 'It was like everybody was hit'

     'It was like everybody was hit'
    A gunman with a military-grade assault rifle opened fire on a pickup basketball game in the Back of the Yards neighborhood late Thursday, injuring 13 people and pulling the city back into the spotlight for its epidemic of gun violence. The mass shooting...
  • Back of the Yards no man's land for police, politicians

    Back of the Yards no man's land for police, politicians
    Just a few weeks ago, Chicago police brass, prosecutors and federal authorities summoned gang members to Gage Park to deliver a message: If the violence continued, law enforcement would be targeting the gang responsible. The meeting on the Southwest...