| Nov 23, 2013
| 5:46 PM
Latrice Tucker sat in her living room Friday looking up at a picture on the wall of her “big man,” slain Chicago police officer Clifton Lewis, crying and telling him a thing or two.
Tucker had dearly missed his support at the recent three-...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 7:59 PM
After a disastrous 2012 that saw Chicago garner national attention for its violence, homicides and shootings declined by double digits in 2013, the best numbers in half a century, according to the police department.
On Thursday, in the waning days of...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 5:42 AM
Police will be canvassing the Belmont Cragin neighborhood on the Northwest Side this afternoon as part of their investigation into an early-morning sexual assault Tuesday that left a 15-year-old girl in critical condition.
Starting at noon, detectives...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 3:45 PM
Protesters called for Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez’s resignation Friday after her announcement earlier in the week that she would not bring charges against a Chicago police officer who fatally shot an Englewood man in the back as...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 5:20 AM
Cook County prosecutors said Tuesday they would not bring criminal charges against a Chicago police officer who was captured on videotape fatally shooting an unarmed man, saying an exhaustive review showed that the officer reasonably mistook a cellphone...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 4:32 PM
Print column, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013 The most surprising news event of 2013 was the botched rollout of HealthCare.gov, the Web portal to Obamacare. Yes, I'm sure the partisans who have long derided President Barack Obama for the lack of......
| Dec 31, 2013
| 5:32 AM
Two weeks after a 15-year-old girl was found beaten and raped on her way to school on the Northwest Side, the girl is improving and has been able to speak to investigators, police said.
The girl was attacked on Dec. 18 as she walked on the 2400 block...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Nice tan, Mr. Mayor!
You came back from steamy and tropical Indonesia to a city frozen in ice and snow, where the side streets and alleys hadn't been plowed and where schoolkids were almost sent into the worst of the cold.
But Rahm Emanuel wasn't...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 10:10 AM
A day after learning that Luis A. Pantoja had been charged in the brutal sexual assault of a teenage girl, a Northwest Side woman on Monday recounted her own alleged harrowing attack by the man, taking some comfort that he was off the streets and...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 5:11 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel all but acknowledged that people will be able to legally buy guns in Chicago later this year, announcing Thursday that he has chosen not to fight a federal court ruling that struck down the city's gun shop ban.
Instead, City Hall will...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Days before the 2012 NATO summit, Chicago authorities made national headlines when they announced the arrests of three "domestic terrorists" who had plotted attacks against Mayor Rahm Emanuel's home, President Barack Obama's re-election headquarters and...