| 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 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...
| 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...
| Jul 8, 2014
"The solution does not just include policing — although we'll continue to look for ways to put more police where they're needed. We also have to give our young people alternatives to the street, and as a community we need to demand more of ourselves...
| 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...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 2:36 PM
An Indianapolis man was charged Thursday in the wounding of a Chicago police officer and the death of a man during a six-hour standoff this week as police released new details, disclosing that a second officer was wounded in an exchange of nearly 40...