| 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...
| Jun 14, 2014
The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup 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....
| Feb 11, 2013
| 11:44 AM
Charges could come this evening against two people being questioned in the shooting death of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said today.
"We will bring this all to closure, probably sometime this evening we're...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 9:52 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez today called for more prison time for those convicted of gun crimes.
The two politicians, joined by Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, made their call for state legislation as...