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  • Reward increased to $40,000 in Hadiya Pendleton slaying

    Reward increased to $40,000 in Hadiya Pendleton slaying
    As community members marched in memory of Hadiya Pendleton Friday, officials announced the reward for information in the slaying of the King College Prep sophomore has been increased to $40,000. Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy and other...
  • Chicago police announce drug-market arrests

    Chicago police announce drug-market arrests
    Chicago police made 43 arrests and shut down three gang-controlled drug markets this week, two on the South Side and one on the North Side, officials said. In addition to the arrests, the three investigations netted drugs worth about $23,000 along with...
  • More 911 calls won't get in-person response

    More 911 calls won't get in-person response
    The Chicago Police Department hopes to free up the equivalent of 44 officers a day by no longer dispatching cops for certain crimes, like burglaries and car thefts in which the offender is no longer at the scene and no one is in immediate danger....
  • City inspector general suggests police hire more civilians for certain jobs

    City inspector general suggests police hire more civilians for certain jobs
    Chicago could save millions of dollars or put more police on the streets by hiring civilians for nearly 300 jobs now done by sworn officers, according to an analysis by the city’s internal watchdog released Wednesday. Swapping researchers, human...
  • McCarthy may turn to celebrities to remove snitching stigma

    McCarthy may turn to celebrities to remove snitching stigma
    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...
  • Wife questioned in lottery winner death

    Wife questioned in lottery winner death
    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...
  • Chicago's top cop again calls for more gun laws

    Chicago's top cop again calls for more gun laws
    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...
  • Seized guns on display weren't from 2013

    Seized guns on display weren't from 2013
    Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy held a news conference Monday where his department “put on display several of the firearms seized … during the first two weeks of 2013,” according to a police news release. But that wasn’t...
  • Officials: Lawndale fire that left 1 dead, 3 critical was arson

    Officials: Lawndale fire that left 1 dead, 3 critical was arson
    A woman died and three other people were badly burned, including two children 3 and 9, when someone started a fire in a home in the Lawndale neighborhood, possibly pouring accelerant on some of the victims, officials said. The woman suffered burns...
  • Reward hiked in Chicago police officer's slaying

    Reward hiked in Chicago police officer's slaying
    The reward for information related to the death of a Chicago police officer last year has been increased, Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy announced today. The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation is offering $40,000 for information leading to an...
  • Cops: City ends 2012 with 506 homicides, more than 16 percent increase over 2011

    Cops: City ends 2012 with 506 homicides, more than 16 percent increase over 2011
    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...
  • Man shot dead before he can 'get out of the game'

    Man shot dead before he can 'get out of the game'
    Hours after he was fatally shot, a small, shallow collection of blood stained the ground in the Southwest Side alley where Federico Martinez was killed. As his neighbors and friends gathered around a small memorial commemorating the Gage Park man’s...