| Mar 26, 2012
| 11:20 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined Superintendent Garry McCarthy and the Drug Enforcement Administration Monday to announce gun and drug busts at gang hotspots on the city's West Side.
"Operation Triple Threat" targeted 35 of the most violent members of the...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 12:02 PM
One week after dozens of people were shot in a deadly outburst of street violence, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy held a news conference today to highlight efforts to crack down on gangs.
Emanuel and McCarthy sought to assure...
| Apr 3, 2012
The crime problem in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood has been festering for decades. And through the years, there have been numerous efforts to spur investment, revive the infrastructure, and crack down on crime. Yet, Englewood remains one of Chicago's...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 3:35 PM
For more than three years, RedEye has been tracking homicide data and posting it online.
You can find it here at redeyechicago.com/homicides.
Chicago Police also make wide use of statistics. Since Garry McCarthy became Chicago’s police...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 10:42 AM
The city is tapping into Chicago's online community as it seeks innovative solutions to the problem of illegal guns on the streets.
Chicago Ideas Week launched a Twitter handle @whatifchicago seeking to "crowdsource" strategies to tackle the illegal...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 4:25 PM
Chicago police Ssuperintendent Garry McCarthy participated in the City Council's Budget Committee hearing Wednesday.
For over five hours McCarthy and the city’s 50 aldermen discussed the police budget, but more specifically manpower and the...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 12:20 PM
Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said today that he would like to see gun owners in Illinois have to report when their weapons are stolen, lost or sold – steps he said would lower the number of firearms in the hands of criminals....
| Oct 25, 2012
| 11:46 AM
Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said today the city is using acoustic sensors to detect and locate gunshots as a way to fight violence in two crime-ridden areas.
The sensors, installed Sept. 1, are positioned in two 1.5-square-mile areas...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 9:53 PM
Fitz Bariffe's family feared he could become another statistic in what has been a bloody year in Chicago.
But the retired CTA bus driver was determined to fix up the once-vacant South Side house he began renting in 2010 despite problems with people...
| Apr 28, 2012
| 3:34 PM
Nine suspected gang members were arrested Saturday as Chicago police moved to shut down an open-air heroin market in the East Garfield Park neighborhood.
First Deputy Superintendent Al Wysinger said residents’ complaints about violence at the...
| May 1, 2012
| 4:30 PM
Occupy protesters, anti-war demonstrators and union supporters staged a series of May Day rallies and marches today with little disruption to the work day in Chicago's business district.
Protest groups and authorities alike saw the events as a tune-up...