| 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...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 1:26 PM
In the late 1990s, David M. Kennedy came to Baltimore riding high in criminology circles, eager to prove his unorthodox approach — which had reduced gun violence in Boston and Minneapolis — could work in one of America's most dangerous cities....
| 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...
| 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&...
| May 15, 2014
| 10:02 PM
There was something missing as Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke on the Far Northwest Side in March to offer an explanation on what City Hall was doing about the roads after a winter that "left nothing but potholes and pockmarks throughout the city of Chicago."...
| 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...
| May 19, 2014
| 5:09 PM
Two years after marijuana possession became a ticketable offense, arresting people with a few grams of the drug remains a bad habit for law enforcement, drug policy researchers said Monday at a Roosevelt University symposium.
Cook County has the highest...
| 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...
| May 23, 2014
| 5:29 AM
When Chicago police broke up a drunken spat between Daniel Franzgrote and his girlfriend at a Northwest Side restaurant in 2009, he didn’t know that the fleeting glimpse of his intoxicated girlfriend venting her frustrations to a police supervisor...
| 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...