| Dec 19, 2013
| 7:59 PM
After a disastrous 2012 that saw Chicago garner national attention for its violence, homicides and shootings declined by double digits in 2013, the best numbers in half a century, according to the police department.
On Thursday, in the waning days of...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
"He shot the puppy!" several neighbors screamed simultaneously, shocked by the actions of one Chicago police officer.
On Saturday afternoon, Dec. 1, Al Phillips, who lives on Chicago's north side, received a call from a neighbor that a police officer was...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 7:18 PM
CHICAGO — Police are searching for a gunman who used an assault rifle to fire on a pickup basketball game in a Chicago South Side neighborhood, injuring 13 people and dragging the city back into the international spotlight for its violent crime...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 1:55 PM
A gunman with a military-grade assault rifle opened fire on a pickup basketball game in the Back of the Yards neighborhood late Thursday, injuring 13 people and dragging the city back into the international spotlight for its violent crime problem.
| Nov 4, 2013
| 12:17 PM
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.
| Oct 2, 2013
| 5:14 PM
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle spoke out Wednesday against mandatory minimum sentences for gun crimes — a key legislative initiative of Mayor Rahm Emanuel in his effort to tamp down a stubbornly high level of city violence.
| Nov 8, 2013
| 3:45 PM
Protesters called for Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez’s resignation Friday after her announcement earlier in the week that she would not bring charges against a Chicago police officer who fatally shot an Englewood man in the back as...
| Sep 22, 2013
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, ruler of the murder capital of the United States, would often open his news conferences with a wisecrack:
"Do you have questions for my answers?"
But these days, with South and West siders afraid for their lives in the...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 12:56 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — A shooting that injured a 3-year-old boy and 12 others in Chicago occurred just outside a section of the city that police have flooded with officers, reigniting outrage over the toll of the community's gun violence and the inability...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 10:07 PM
A gunman with a military-grade assault rifle opened fire on a pickup basketball game in the Back of the Yards neighborhood late Thursday, injuring 13 people and pulling the city back into the spotlight for its epidemic of gun violence.
The mass shooting...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 5:20 AM
Cook County prosecutors said Tuesday they would not bring criminal charges against a Chicago police officer who was captured on videotape fatally shooting an unarmed man, saying an exhaustive review showed that the officer reasonably mistook a cellphone...