| 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 29, 2014
| 6:20 AM
West Rogers Park residents say they were shocked to find anti-Semitic graffiti scrawled on a neighborhood synagogue and several homes in the Far North Side neighborhood over the weekend.
"It's frightening," said Rabbi Yehoshua Hi Eichenstein, who heads...
| 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 31, 2014
| 4:24 AM
With the Chicago Police Department focused on combating gang violence, stemming the flow of illegal firearms and dismantling drug-trafficking operations, the number of killings in the city continued its downward trend in 2014, and the year is on pace to...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 7:50 AM
While Chicago ended 2014 with slightly fewer homicides than the year before, 327 more people were shot in the city — an increase of 14 percent, according to the Chicago Police Department.
The city has seen a marked drop in homicides during the...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 8:42 PM
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...
| 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....