| Feb 27, 2014
| 8:30 AM
CNN has often appeared starved for star power, but Robert Redford probably isn't the first name that comes to mind. Nevertheless, the news network has tapped two shows from the actor-producer-activist's Sundance Prods., "Chicagoland" and "Death Row...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 6:43 AM
A Chicago police officer was released from the hospital this morning, hours after a bullet fragment struck him in the head as officers served a search warrant in the Calumet Heights neighborhood, authorities said.
The tactical officer was hit between the...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 2:05 PM
A Calumet Heights man has been charged with trying to kill a Chicago police officer injured when a bullet fragment struck him in the head as officers served a search warrant at the man's home, authorities said.
James Garland, 53, faces charges of...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 10:38 AM
A 31-year-old Calumet Park woman was ordered held on a $10 million bond Sunday after being charged with murder in connection with a police chase early Friday morning that killed an off-duty Chicago police officer, authorities said.
Shanell Terrell, of...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 11:41 AM
A headline in Monday's paper: "32 hurt, 4 killed in 36 hours."
There is great, untold sorrow behind those numbers, 32-4-36, but we have become almost desensitized to much of the gun violence we read about in newspapers and see on television. We see...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 11:03 AM
More than a third of the 360 rookie Chicago police officers assigned to 20 “impact zones” on the South and West Sides started patrolling on bikes at the beginning of April, the department said today.
Some veteran beat officers in the city&...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 4:24 PM
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...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 9:24 PM
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...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 3:26 PM
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....
| Mar 19, 2014
| 8:46 PM
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...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 11:56 AM
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....