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  • After third year, some wins, but challenges ahead for Emanuel

    After third year, some wins, but challenges ahead for Emanuel
    There was something missing as Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke on the Far Northwest Side in March to offer an explanation on what City Hall was doing about the roads after a winter that "left nothing but potholes and pockmarks throughout the city of Chicago."...
  • Emanuel front and center at U. of C. forum, CNN series

    Emanuel front and center at U. of C. forum, CNN series
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel had a highly visible evening Thursday, first talking big city politics with three other mayors and then appearing in living rooms across the country as the face of a new CNN documentary about Chicago. At a University of Chicago forum,...
  • Correlation between weather and homicide rates unclear

    As temperatures dipped in February and March, Baltimore's homicide count dropped, as well, prompting many on social media to wonder if there's a correlation. Arguments on both sides can be bolstered by just looking at the first three months of 2014....
  • Chicago police seized an average of 100 illegal guns a week this year: Officials

    Chicago police seized an average of 100 illegal guns a week this year: Officials
    One hundred per week. That's the average number of illegally possessed guns the Chicago Police Department has seized from alleged criminals each week this year, according to a department announcement Monday. CPD has seized more than 1,500 firearms...
  • FBI director in Chicago: 'Painfully aware' of city's gun violence

    FBI director in Chicago: 'Painfully aware' of city's gun violence
    In his first visit to Chicago since becoming director of the FBI, James Comey said today he is “painfully aware” of the city’s seemingly intractable gun violence and plans to direct more federal resources at the problem. Comey, who was...
  • 4 dead among at least 36 shot in Chicago in 36 hours

    4 dead among at least 36 shot in Chicago in 36 hours
    At least 36 people were shot in Chicago, four of them fatally, in as many hours over the weekend, with more than half of the shootings occurring over a half-day period stretching into early Sunday. Officers responded to at least 27 incidents, starting...
  • Weather's tie to crime

    It seems like only yesterday that Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy was praising the police for the drop in shootings instead of attributing it to our horrible winter. Now that the we've had a "heat wave," the number of shootings has shot...
  • Baltimore Police look to Chicago for crime-fighting insight

    Baltimore Police look to Chicago for crime-fighting insight
    Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts and other top members of the agency have visited counterparts in Chicago to observe their crime-fighting strategy, the latest in a series of efforts to adopt law enforcement practices around the country....
  • Shootings in Chicago down so far this year

    Shootings in Chicago down so far this year
    Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy on Wednesday said the number of shootings, particularly gang-related ones, has dropped sharply in the first 2 ½ months of 2014. At a news conference at a police station in the Englewood neighborhood, one of...
  • Police: Husband and wife -- both officers -- dead in apparent murder-suicide

    Police: Husband and wife -- both officers -- dead in apparent murder-suicide
    A Cook County sheriff's office correctional officer apparently shot to death his wife, a Chicago police officer, inside their Southwest Side home Sunday morning before turning the gun on himself, authorities said. Javier Acevedo and his wife, Veronica...
  • Shootings of 5 kids rattle neighborhood: 'I don't want to get shot'

    Shootings of 5 kids rattle neighborhood: 'I don't want to get shot'
    Young children passing the playlot Monday peered at the maze of monkey bars, climbers and tunnels with wide eyes, but their loved ones made sure they didn't dare approach. The red, blue and green equipment at Brownell School in Chicago's Park Manor...