| Dec 26, 2014
| 3:06 AM
The Rev. Ira Acree says he was stopped at a red light on the West Side on a warm night this past summer when a Chicago police officer in a squad car suddenly cursed and shouted at him to pull over.
The officer accused him of texting on his cell phone...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 10:47 AM
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-...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 7:38 PM
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.
| Dec 12, 2014
| 3:19 PM
— 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...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 9:01 PM
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...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 6:10 AM
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....
| Dec 1, 2014
| 3:32 PM
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...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 12:24 PM
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...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 9:12 PM
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...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 5:08 PM
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....
| Oct 10, 2014
| 5:39 PM
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...