| Mar 19, 2012
| 7:51 PM
Diana Aguilar was distraught with grief Monday as she sat in the purple-and-pink bedroom of her 6-year-old daughter gripping photos of her “baby.”
Two days earlier, on a sunny afternoon more like a June day, Aliyah Shell was sitting between...
| Mar 22, 2012
Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy is weighing in on the sharp spike in violence and the upcoming NATO summit.
McCarthy talked about these issues in an interview with WGN Anchor Mark Suppelsa on the WGN Evening News at 5pm Thursday.
| Mar 23, 2012
| 12:51 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today called on residents to help police take back their neighborhoods in the wake of a spate of shootings around Chicago.
The mayor said the spike in violence -- including 49 shootings with 10 fatalities last weekend and the Monday...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 11:20 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined Superintendent Garry McCarthy and the Drug Enforcement Administration Monday to announce gun and drug busts at gang hotspots on the city's West Side.
"Operation Triple Threat" targeted 35 of the most violent members of the...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 12:02 PM
One week after dozens of people were shot in a deadly outburst of street violence, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy held a news conference today to highlight efforts to crack down on gangs.
Emanuel and McCarthy sought to assure...
| Apr 3, 2012
The crime problem in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood has been festering for decades. And through the years, there have been numerous efforts to spur investment, revive the infrastructure, and crack down on crime. Yet, Englewood remains one of Chicago's...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 5:57 AM
Chicago police say they have "significant" leads but they need help from the public in finding two men who shot and killed an off-duty Chicago police officer in the city's Austin neighborhood Thursday night.
Clifton Lewis, 41, was working security at M...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 11:07 AM
An off-duty police officer was shot and killed Thursday night during a robbery at a West Side convenience store where he worked as a security guard, officials said.
Two men walked into the M & M Quick Foods in the 1200 block of North Austin Boulevard...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 10:36 PM
The off-duty Chicago police officer slain in a West Side convenience store Thursday night had just gotten engaged on Christmas Day, family friends say.
Clifton Lewis, 41, an eight-year veteran assigned to the Austin District's tactical team, was...
| Jan 2, 2012
| 7:24 PM
Services are set for Thursday morning for slain Chicago police officer Clifton Lewis, who was fatally shot during a robbery Thursday night on the West Side.A public wake for Lewis is scheduled for 10 a.m. at United Baptist Church, 4242 W. Roosevelt Rd.,...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 12:33 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today justified cutting Taste of Chicago in half, saying the number of days do not determine the appeal of the lakefront restaurant showcase.
“It’s what we fill those days with and what quality of both food and experience...