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  • 4 men, including 2 alleged gunmen, charged in Chicago park shooting

    4 men, including 2 alleged gunmen, charged in Chicago park shooting
    Four men have been arrested and charged in last week's mass shooting in a South Side Chicago park that wounded 12 adults and a 3-year-old boy, officials said Tuesday. Police said the motive for the mass shooting appears to be retaliation for a...
  • City must pay $1 million in OT for NATO police

    City must pay $1 million in OT for NATO police
    The city must pay nearly $1 million overtime to thousands of police officers who had their days off canceled so they could cope with the massive crowds of protesters who descended on the city for the May 2012 NATO summit, an arbitrator has ruled....
  • CeaseFire and the Chicago police: Taking stock of an uncomfortable relationship

    CeaseFire and the Chicago police: Taking stock of an uncomfortable relationship
    At a time when Chicago's association with violence is under a microscope, CeaseFire’s role under its one-year contract with the city (now at its midway point) underscores how policing is not the only solution in stopping the killings.  When...
  • Michelle Obama: Violence against kids 'personal'

    As politicians in Washington took a step toward tightening the nation's gun laws Wednesday, first lady Michelle Obama sat down with Chicago high school students whose stories about violence brought her to tears. Before the meeting began at Harper High...
  • Chicago police taking applications for first time in three years

    Chicago police taking applications for first time in three years
    In announcing it will be taking applications for the first time in three years, the Chicago Police Department said Tuesday it has lowered its minimum hiring age to 21 just a few years after increasing it to 25 in hopes of recruiting more mature...
  • Mom of boy, 16, killed by cops: 'He was bipolar, depressed'

    Mom of boy, 16, killed by cops: 'He was bipolar, depressed'
    Relatives say a 16-year-old boy who was shot and killed by police after he allegedly fired at people on the street and then at pursuing officers suffered from a bipolar disorder. But they are still at a loss to explain what happened to their "playful,...
  • Head of CeaseFire Illinois charged with domestic battery

    Head of CeaseFire Illinois charged with domestic battery
    Tio Hardiman, director of the anti-violence group CeaseFire Illinois, was arrested Friday morning on a misdemeanor domestic battery charge at his home in west suburban Hillside. The arrest clouds the future of Hardiman's leadership at the organization,...
  • CeaseFire Illinois director ousted after domestic battery arrest

    CeaseFire Illinois director ousted after domestic battery arrest
    The longtime head of an anti-violence group that works to stem gang shootings in Chicago was dismissed Monday, just days after his arrest on a charge that he beat up his wife. The University of Illinois at Chicago, which operates CeaseFire Illinois,...
  • Chicago Fire Department OT tab skyrockets

    Chicago Fire Department OT tab skyrockets
    The Chicago Fire Department expects to spend more than twice what it thought it would on overtime this year after hiring new firefighters was suspended as the city worked to resolve discrimination lawsuits, Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago said today. By...
  • Mom, toddler shot near park: 'He didn't even cry'

    Mom, toddler shot near park: 'He didn't even cry'
    A mother and her 1-year-old son were wounded as they sat in a van packed with women and children near a South Side park, according to police and family. Leslie Freeman was in the front passenger seat with Demonte Freeman on her lap, enjoying the cool...
  • Cops tout lowest homicide count since '65, CPD data show virtual tie with '11

    Cops tout lowest homicide count since '65, CPD data show virtual tie with '11
    Six months after Chicago ended a bloody 2012 with more than 500 slayings, police Superintendent Garry McCarthy on Monday delivered some encouraging news about the homicide number: It's at its lowest total in nearly half a century. "To date, we've had...