| Jul 10, 2013
| 3:46 PM
The law was inevitable, but in the end, Gov. Pat Quinn couldn't hold out for more limits.
On Tuesday -- backed by 77-31 and 41-17 votes by Illinois' House of Representatives and its Senate -- lawmakers overrode a Quinn veto to end the state's ban on...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 12:48 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel left himself some wiggle room on trying again to privatize Midway Airport to raise money, saying today he was giving up the idea for "the foreseeable future" after recently halting the process of accepting bids to lease it.
| Sep 6, 2013
| 10:12 PM
The Chicago Police Department is looking for more people to apply for a chance to become police officers before the Sept. 16 deadline.
The department says about 18,000 people have started the application process since the beginning of August. "I'd...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 2:39 PM
An autopsy today found that an off-duty Chicago police sergeant who crashed his motorcycle died from multiple injuries.
The death of Jean-Pierre Borja, 44, from the Garfield Ridge neighborhood, has been ruled an accident, according to the Cook County...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk on Monday sought to move past a controversy that flared over his call for mass arrests of gang members by pushing for new federal gang-apprehension initiatives to assist local law enforcement.
Earlier this year, Kirk had...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 5:39 PM
Illinois police will have to record more interrogations of criminal suspects under legislation Gov. Pat Quinn signed Monday that aims to prevent false confessions and wrongful convictions.
The law expands on legislation passed in 2003 mandating the...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 5:07 PM
While homicides and shootings for the year are sharply down from a bloody 2012, Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy expressed disappointment Monday at the violent Fourth of July weekend but remained confident that police strategies are working....
| Jul 1, 2013
| 9:54 AM
A mother and her 1-year-old son were wounded as they sat in a van packed with women and children near a South Side park, according to police and family.
Leslie Freeman was in the front passenger seat with Demonte Freeman on her lap, enjoying the cool...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 8:46 PM
Six months after Chicago ended a bloody 2012 with more than 500 slayings, police Superintendent Garry McCarthy on Monday delivered some encouraging news about the homicide number: It's at its lowest total in nearly half a century.
"To date, we've had...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 4:32 AM
Make your predictions for 2013 by filling out the Change of Subject online survey A year ago, I didn’t predict that a book about predictions, “The Signal and the Noise,” would be one of the top selling non-fiction titles of......
| Jan 5, 2013
| 4:32 PM
With the help of several Latin scholars I’ve come up with a fittingly snooty motto for this column’s annual exercise in forecasting the news: Non coniectare imprudentior esset Translation: Not to conjecture is imprudent. Inspiration: “Is...