| May 23, 2014
| 6:51 PM
A Chicago police sergeant pleaded guilty during a disciplinary hearing Friday to inattention to duty and bringing discredit to the department for actions that led a woman to kill herself with his gun in 2009 while he was at her apartment while off-duty....
| Jan 1, 2014
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......
| Sep 20, 2013
| 7:18 PM
CHICAGO — Police are searching for a gunman who used an assault rifle to fire on a pickup basketball game in a Chicago South Side neighborhood, injuring 13 people and dragging the city back into the international spotlight for its violent crime...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 2:55 PM
The Chicago Blackhawks will parade down Washington Street through downtown Chicago beginning at 10:30 a.m. Friday on their way from their United Center home to Grant Park for the Stanley Cup victory rally.
The team will take double-decker buses from...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 2:28 PM
The top leaders of one of Chicago’s most violent street gangs have been charged in a sweeping racketeering case that alleges they controlled their West Side drug empire through pattern of intimidation, kidnappings, shootings and murder dating back...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 5:39 PM
As she headed out the door Sunday morning, Adrianne Wilberton put on a brave face. It was time to tell her son the news, and she didn't want him hearing it from anyone else.
But her composure unraveled as she walked toward the car, a barrage of...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 2:24 PM
Violence and crime may be in the headlines, but homicides in Chicago have been edging towards some of their lowest levels in years, and the Chicago Police Department has been touting its overtime strategy as a key contributor in tamping down the violence....
| Jan 1, 2013
| 8:50 PM
Chicago ended 2012 with 506 homicides, according to an unofficial tally released Tuesday — the first time the city has topped 500 since 2008, and a 16 percent increase over 2011.
While police officials were counting up the homicide toll from a...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 11:38 AM
Gun violence on Chicago streets has become such a concern that Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said today he's considering turning to celebrity mouthpieces like Bulls star Derrick Rose to try to convince residents to break the "no-snitch" code of...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 6:06 AM
The widow of a West Rogers Park man who died of cyanide poisoning weeks after winning a $1 million lottery jackpot was questioned extensively by Chicago police last month after the medical examiner's office reclassified the death as a homicide, her...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 12:16 PM
Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy today called for tougher gun laws and reiterated his opposition to legalizing the concealed carry of handguns in Illinois.
“The answer to guns is not more guns,” McCarthy said during a panel...