| Mar 11, 2014
| 2:05 PM
A judge set bail at $2 million today for a Calumet Heights neighborhood man charged with trying to kill a Chicago police officer who was injured when a bullet fragment struck him in the head as officers served a search warrant at the man's home,...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 6:16 AM
If you browsed one of the city's crime lists online Friday morning, you would think Chicago was in the middle of a record breaking year with only 11 homicides in 2014.
Chicago Police said Friday they are experiencing a "temporary technology glitch" that...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 10:06 AM
And so it ends, this extraordinary and exasperating, revelatory and redundant, infuriating and ultimately tragic eight-part series "Chicagoland."
For the last two months, CNN has given us our town in mostly unscripted, sometimes contrived and...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 1:25 PM
"It's playoff time again in this sports-loving city," says narrator/co-writer Mark Konkol at the beginning of episode two of the eight-part CNN series "Chicagoland."
And though you will see all sorts of whooping-hollering-shot-drinking euphoria during...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 12:34 PM
"This is the greatest job I've ever had," Mayor Rahm Emanuel says in Episode 4 of the ambitious, now somewhat frustrating eight-part CNN series "Chicagoland," followed some minutes later by police Superintendent Garry McCarthy saying, "This is...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 5:46 PM
You will be stunned to learn, as Mayor Rahm Emanuel says in this week's fifth episode (of eight) of CNN's series "Chicagoland," that "The Second City is now known as the Startup City." That pronouncement — news to me — comes as he is talking...
| 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...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 1:35 PM
And so it begins, with the voice of our mayor — "You want to see America you come to the heartland, and what is the capital of the heartland?" — and images of our city, the first of eight — that's right, eight — episodes of a...
| May 4, 2014
| 9:29 AM
Children played on a patch of grass in the shadow of Soldier Field until the sound of bagpipes to the north drew their attention, and that of their parents.
As the pipes approached, escorted by police officers on motorcycles and followed by thousands of...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 10:50 AM
Police call it Terror Town, a 2-block by 4-block patch of South Shore where apparent gang conflicts have erupted into three mass shootings in a little over two years.
The latest occurred Monday evening when a gunman walked up to a strip mall on East 79th...
| May 20, 2014
| 3:42 PM
Chicago police placed a veteran officer on paid desk duty on Monday -- the same day a security video was made public allegedly showing him striking a female manager of a massage parlor during a vice raid last summer.
Police Superintendent Garry...