| Nov 4, 2013
| 12:17 PM
The Chicago Fire Department expects to spend more than twice what it thought it would on overtime this year after hiring new firefighters was suspended as the city worked to resolve discrimination lawsuits, Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago said today.
| Jul 8, 2013
| 5:07 PM
While homicides and shootings for the year are sharply down from a bloody 2012, Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy expressed disappointment Monday at the violent Fourth of July weekend but remained confident that police strategies are working....
| Jul 10, 2013
| 7:28 AM
Illinois lawmakers overrode Gov. Pat Quinn's veto of concealed carry legislation on Tuesday, but it will likely be 2014 before any firearm owners are permitted to pack handguns in public.
The last state to adopt a concealed carry law, Illinois now has...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 3:46 PM
The law was inevitable, but in the end, Gov. Pat Quinn couldn't hold out for more limits.
On Tuesday -- backed by 77-31 and 41-17 votes by Illinois' House of Representatives and its Senate -- lawmakers overrode a Quinn veto to end the state's ban on...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 11:30 AM
Dennis Farina, the former Chicago cop who went on to star in "Law & Order," "Luck" and numerous films, has died. He was 69.
Farina died Monday morning in Scottsdale, Ariz., after suffering a blood clot in his lung, his publicist Lori De Waal said Monday....
| Dec 31, 2013
| 5:32 AM
Two weeks after a 15-year-old girl was found beaten and raped on her way to school on the Northwest Side, the girl is improving and has been able to speak to investigators, police said.
The girl was attacked on Dec. 18 as she walked on the 2400 block...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 7:31 PM
Homicides dropped 18 percent in Chicago last year and crime overall was down 16 percent, according to statistics released by the police department this morning.
The decline in homicides was a more modest 5 percent when compared with 2011. The...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 10:10 AM
A day after learning that Luis A. Pantoja had been charged in the brutal sexual assault of a teenage girl, a Northwest Side woman on Monday recounted her own alleged harrowing attack by the man, taking some comfort that he was off the streets and...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 5:11 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel all but acknowledged that people will be able to legally buy guns in Chicago later this year, announcing Thursday that he has chosen not to fight a federal court ruling that struck down the city's gun shop ban.
Instead, City Hall will...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 5:20 AM
Cook County prosecutors said Tuesday they would not bring criminal charges against a Chicago police officer who was captured on videotape fatally shooting an unarmed man, saying an exhaustive review showed that the officer reasonably mistook a cellphone...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 3:45 PM
Protesters called for Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez’s resignation Friday after her announcement earlier in the week that she would not bring charges against a Chicago police officer who fatally shot an Englewood man in the back as...