| 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...
| 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 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 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 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...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 4:27 PM
Glenn Evans is straining the presumption of innocence that he and all the people he arrests enjoy. At a time when Chicago is asking overworked police officers to quell relentless street violence, Evans stands accused of going too far — of recklessly...
| 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...
| 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...