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Garry McCarthy

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  • The lies about murders in Chicago

    The lies about murders in Chicago
    In 2014, it is Demario Bailey. In 2013, it was Hadiya Pendleton. In 2009, it was Fenger High School honor student Derrion Albert. For me, it was Ben Wilson in 1984. These are children in Chicago whose gruesome deaths give life to the dreary body-...
  • City Hall cites flawed statistics on red light cameras

    City Hall cites flawed statistics on red light cameras
    After examining the Tribune's study of crash rates at red light camera intersections, the Emanuel administration has conceded that there was a key flaw in its own claim in October that right-angle crashes at such intersections were down 47 percent. In...
  • Sen. Kirk to seek re-election 'come hell or high water'

     Sen. Kirk to seek re-election 'come hell or high water'
    — Facing a tough campaign almost three years after a stroke, Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says he is running for re-election in 2016 "come hell or high water." Kirk's bravado comes despite a second-term path lined with numerous political...
  • Body cameras on cops a good idea in theory, but ...

     Body cameras on cops a good idea in theory, but ...
    The tragic shooting deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police officers have sparked a wave of protests—including die-ins—across the country, calling for protections against police abuse. Here in Chicago, traffic along Lake Shore...
  • Police: Nordstrom killer attacked victim's friend days earlier

    Police: Nordstrom killer attacked victim's friend days earlier
    The man who police say gunned down his former girlfriend in Nordstrom and then killed himself had physically attacked a man he saw with the woman just six days earlier, fracturing a bone around his right eye, according to a law enforcement source....
  • Chicago police to begin testing body cameras on officers in 60 days

    Chicago police to begin testing body cameras on officers in 60 days
    Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said Monday that the department would begin testing body cameras on officers within about 60 days as part of a pilot project. McCarthy offered few specifics at a news conference called to highlight crime...
  • Protection order denied for Nordstrom shooting victim 7 months ago

    Protection order denied for Nordstrom shooting victim 7 months ago
    Seven months before police say he gunned down his ex-girlfriend at a Nordstrom store off North Michigan Avenue, Marcus Dee was accused of cracking her ribs, punching her in the jaw and putting a gun in her mouth. The accusations came in a request for...
  • Chicago Police Department not at full strength, top cop says

     Chicago Police Department not at full strength, top cop says
    The ranks of the Chicago Police Department are well below full strength, even as the rate of hiring has increased in recent years, according to testimony Thursday before the City Council. The department now has 587 vacancies, with plans to hire only...
  • Chicago cops to get 2,500 bulletproof vests

    Chicago cops to get 2,500 bulletproof vests
    About 2,500 new bulletproof vests will be available to Chicago police officers thanks to a $1 million donation presented Tuesday by the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, a nonprofit that aids families of officers hurt or killed in the line of duty....
  • Police captain was warning others when shot, prosecutors say

    Police captain was warning others when shot, prosecutors say
    A Chicago police captain left cover to warn arriving officers of the danger when he was shot by a fugitive who was wanted for a shooting spree days earlier in Indianapolis, Cook County prosecutors said Friday. Daniel Brown, 42, his right arm in a cast...
  • Charges announced after South Shore man fires assault rifle at CTA train

    Charges announced after South Shore man fires assault rifle at CTA train
    A South Shore man has been charged in connection with a Thursday shooting of a CTA train that Chicago's top cop dubbed "bizarre." Lorenzo Jones, 25, is facing several felonies after police said he fired an assault rifle several times at a CTA Blue...