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  • Emanuel hounded by crime issue

    Emanuel hounded by crime issue
    Violent crime in Chicago has been on the decline for two decades, yet as Mayor Rahm Emanuel looks to re-election next year, the scourge of shootings and gang murders still defines the conversation in many neighborhoods across the South and West sides....
  • Police, ATF target West Side drug-selling operation

    Police, ATF target West Side drug-selling operation
    An alleged longtime heroin and crack dealer, described by authorities as a patriarch of a Gangster Disciples gang faction, was arrested today along with dozens of others during a crackdown on two open-air drug spots on Chicago’s West Side. ...
  • Chicago park shooting that hurt 13 renews focus on gun violence

    Chicago park shooting that hurt 13 renews focus on gun violence
    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...
  • Blackhawks parade to step off at 10:30 a.m. Friday

    Blackhawks parade to step off at 10:30 a.m. Friday
    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...
  • Durbin telling top Democrats he'll seek re-election in 2014

    Durbin telling top Democrats he'll seek re-election in 2014
    Dick Durbin, Illinois’ senior U.S. senator and the No. 2 Democrat in the chamber, is telling top Democrats he will seek a fourth term in 2014, sources familiar with his decision said Friday. Durbin’s re-election bid alleviates any concerns...
  • Proposed law would 'make you pay' for buying guns for others

    Proposed law would 'make you pay' for buying guns for others
    It’s been nearly three years since Chicago police Officer Thomas Wortham IV was shot and killed with a gun purchased in Mississippi by a straw purchaser -- a person who buys guns for those who aren't allowed to. But on Friday, his sister Sandra...
  • Baby's shooting death leaves city stricken

    Baby's shooting death leaves city stricken
    Little more than a month after the slaying of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton drew international attention to Chicago's gun violence, city officials grappled Tuesday to address the shooting death of an even younger victim — 6-month-old Jonylah Watkins....
  • McCarthy touts 'broken windows' crime-fighting strategy

    McCarthy touts 'broken windows' crime-fighting strategy
    Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said Monday that he wanted to bring a "broken windows" strategy to Chicago that would allow officers to arrest those who ignore tickets for routine offenses like gambling and public urination. "Fixing the...
  • Chicago alderman says he asked gang members not to harbor fugitives

    Chicago alderman says he asked gang members not to harbor fugitives
    In the wake of the murder of 6-month-old Jonylah Watkins, the ward’s alderman announced Tuesday that he has contacted gang members to ask them not to harbor the killers of innocent victims. Ald. Willie Cochran, 20th, a retired Chicago police...
  • Reaction to death of 6-month-old girl in Chicago shooting

    Reaction to death of 6-month-old girl in Chicago shooting
    One story seemed to stick out Tuesday for readers on the Chicago Tribune's front page online: The death of a 6-month-old girl who was shot with her father as he changed her diaper in the Woodlawn neighborhood. It's little surprise the death of Jonylah...
  • Police: Baby Jonylah's diaper was not being changed when she was shot last week

     Police: Baby Jonylah's diaper was not being changed when she was shot last week
    Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said Monday that the father of a 6-month-old girl slain last week on the South Side was not changing his daughter's diaper when she was fatally shot, contrary to what police told the news media on the day of...