| Aug 27, 2014
| 7:56 PM
A police commander frequently praised for his no-nonsense approach to fighting crime in some of Chicago's toughest neighborhoods was charged Wednesday with placing the barrel of his gun into a suspect’s mouth.
Cmdr. Glenn Evans was charged with...
| Aug 26, 2014
If anything was unusual about the shootings of two people by Chicago police last weekend, it was that one of the incidents sparked a protest.
A sudden rainstorm scattered the 80 or so people who gathered Monday on the West Side to protest the fatal...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 5:30 PM
Some of the dry straw feeding the fires of outrage in Ferguson, Mo., is the suspicion — the fear, the certainty — that police just aren't very good at investigating alleged misdeeds of their own.
Under ordinary circumstances, police...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 3:47 AM
Violent crime in Chicago has been on the decline for two decades, yet as Mayor Rahm Emanuel looks to re-election next year, the scourge of shootings and gang murders still defines the conversation in many neighborhoods across the South and West sides....
| Aug 13, 2014
| 6:25 AM
Police across the state have made little progress combating racial profiling, searching the cars of African-American and Latino drivers far more often than those of whites. At the same time, a decade of studying routine traffic stops shows that officers...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 3:02 PM
An alleged longtime heroin and crack dealer, described by authorities as a patriarch of a Gangster Disciples gang faction, was arrested today along with dozens of others during a crackdown on two open-air drug spots on Chicago’s West Side. ...
| Aug 7, 2014
In tacit acknowledgment that Chicago could use some help fighting violent crime, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Wednesday that the city will be getting assistance from state government. Forty Illinois State Police troopers will work with the Chicago...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 4:25 PM
Chicagoans could soon start seeing a new law enforcement presence in some parts of the city.
The Illinois State Police will send 40 troopers to join Chicago police as part of teams that will try to catch fugitives, Gov. Pat Quinn and Mayor Rahm...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 6:26 PM
Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, clearly agitated Friday by the line of questioning from two aldermen at a City Council committee meeting, sought to defend the department from criticism about how it tallies its crime statistics.
| Jul 31, 2014
| 2:38 PM
The man who shot his boss before taking his own life in a downtown Chicago office building was a high-ranking executive of a technology company, officials told the Los Angeles Times.
Anthony DeFrances, 60, of Barrington, Ill., was pronounced dead at 10:...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 1:06 PM
For eight years, a controversial list of the most complained-against Chicago cops remained under seal while the city fought its release in court battle after court battle.
But after a last-ditch effort by the union failed to stop it, the list was...