| Apr 29, 2014
| 10:28 AM
A 14-year-old girl shot and killed another 14-year-old girl because of an argument over a boy, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said today as murder charges were filed.
The .38-caliber handgun used to kill Endia Martin Monday afternoon had been...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 4:47 PM
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...
| 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 15, 2014
| 10:00 PM
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...
| 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...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 12:33 PM
No mass killer terrorized the Chicago streets on Easter weekend. But the joyous spring holiday of renewal was anything but tranquil.
At least nine people were killed and 36 others, including children, were shot and wounded. It was the second weekend...
| 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...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 1:08 PM
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....
| Apr 10, 2014
| 5:10 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday ruled out creating a city income tax as a way to shore up the city’s municipal and laborers’ retirement funds while describing the $250 million property tax increase he wants to pay for the pension changes as...