| Jan 10, 2014
| 5:11 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel all but acknowledged that people will be able to legally buy guns in Chicago later this year, announcing Thursday that he has chosen not to fight a federal court ruling that struck down the city's gun shop ban.
Instead, City Hall will...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 4:47 PM
In his first visit to Chicago since becoming director of the FBI, James Comey said today he is “painfully aware” of the city’s seemingly intractable gun violence and plans to direct more federal resources at the problem.
Comey, who was...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 1:08 PM
As temperatures dipped in February and March, Baltimore's homicide count dropped, as well, prompting many on social media to wonder if there's a correlation. Arguments on both sides can be bolstered by just looking at the first three months of 2014....
| Apr 10, 2014
| 5:10 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday ruled out creating a city income tax as a way to shore up the city’s municipal and laborers’ retirement funds while describing the $250 million property tax increase he wants to pay for the pension changes as...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 6:16 AM
If you browsed one of the city's crime lists online Friday morning, you would think Chicago was in the middle of a record breaking year with only 11 homicides in 2014.
Chicago Police said Friday they are experiencing a "temporary technology glitch" that...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 8:04 PM
At least 36 people were shot in Chicago, four of them fatally, in as many hours over the weekend, with more than half of the shootings occurring over a half-day period stretching into early Sunday.
Officers responded to at least 27 incidents, starting...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 12:34 PM
"This is the greatest job I've ever had," Mayor Rahm Emanuel says in Episode 4 of the ambitious, now somewhat frustrating eight-part CNN series "Chicagoland," followed some minutes later by police Superintendent Garry McCarthy saying, "This is...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 5:46 PM
You will be stunned to learn, as Mayor Rahm Emanuel says in this week's fifth episode (of eight) of CNN's series "Chicagoland," that "The Second City is now known as the Startup City." That pronouncement — news to me — comes as he is talking...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 10:38 AM
A 31-year-old Calumet Park woman was ordered held on a $10 million bond Sunday after being charged with murder in connection with a police chase early Friday morning that killed an off-duty Chicago police officer, authorities said.
Shanell Terrell, of...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 3:26 PM
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts and other top members of the agency have visited counterparts in Chicago to observe their crime-fighting strategy, the latest in a series of efforts to adopt law enforcement practices around the country....
| Mar 19, 2014
| 8:46 PM
Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy on Wednesday said the number of shootings, particularly gang-related ones, has dropped sharply in the first 2 ½ months of 2014.
At a news conference at a police station in the Englewood neighborhood, one of...