| Sep 3, 2014
| 4:57 PM
Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy stressed the need for officers to “treat people fairly” in a speech Wednesday to leaders of the business and civic community.
The city’s top cop said that the department has won national...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 2:25 PM
The City of Chicago is set to pay $1.25 million to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit brought by the family of a man who was fatally shot by a police officer in Back of the Yards during a struggle with police who suspected him of taking part in an...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 7:11 PM
Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy on Monday said accusations against a commander who faces criminal charges for allegedly placing the barrel of his gun in a suspect's mouth are "reprehensible" if true, but cautioned against a rush to judgment....
| Aug 28, 2014
| 5:42 AM
A Chicago police commander frequently praised by Supt. Garry McCarthy for his no-nonsense approach to fighting crime in some of the city’s toughest neighborhoods was charged Wednesday with placing the barrel of his gun into a suspect’s mouth....
| Aug 27, 2014
| 7:56 PM
A police commander frequently praised for his no-nonsense approach to fighting crime in some of Chicago's toughest neighborhoods was charged Wednesday with placing the barrel of his gun into a suspect’s mouth.
Cmdr. Glenn Evans was charged with...
| Aug 29, 2014
When Chicago police rolled up last summer on a Woodlawn block in response to complaints of a loud outdoor party, leading the charge was Glenn Evans, then the top commander of that South Side police district.
It was about 11:30 p.m. on a weeknight, so...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 3:56 PM
It was a bittersweet moment when I went looking for my email archives prior to August 2005, and discovered they were gone.
I logged into AOL, clicked on the "saved mail" tab and a message popped up on the screen. "This folder is empty," it read.
| Aug 6, 2014
| 4:25 PM
Chicagoans could soon start seeing a new law enforcement presence in some parts of the city.
The Illinois State Police will send 40 troopers to join Chicago police as part of teams that will try to catch fugitives, Gov. Pat Quinn and Mayor Rahm...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 12:09 PM
Two reputed gang members who allegedly targeted a rival and instead shot a 3-year-old boy in the abdomen were ordered held without bail this afternoon by a Cook County judge.
Alger Sanchez, 19, of the 4100 block of S. Francisco Avenue, and Anton Aseves,...
| Jun 14, 2014
The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
| Aug 13, 2014
| 6:25 AM
Police across the state have made little progress combating racial profiling, searching the cars of African-American and Latino drivers far more often than those of whites. At the same time, a decade of studying routine traffic stops shows that officers...