| Jun 12, 2014
| 9:32 PM
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......
| Jun 11, 2014
| 4:20 PM
Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy joked to a crowd of newly minted officers Wednesday by equating himself to rock legend Keith Richards, famous for his many brushes with death.
Appearing upbeat and healthy during his first public appearance...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 10:50 AM
Police call it Terror Town, a 2-block by 4-block patch of South Shore where apparent gang conflicts have erupted into three mass shootings in a little over two years.
The latest occurred Monday evening when a gunman walked up to a strip mall on East 79th...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 12:33 PM
No mass killer terrorized the Chicago streets on Easter weekend. But the joyous spring holiday of renewal was anything but tranquil.
At least nine people were killed and 36 others, including children, were shot and wounded. It was the second weekend...
| May 4, 2014
| 9:29 AM
Children played on a patch of grass in the shadow of Soldier Field until the sound of bagpipes to the north drew their attention, and that of their parents.
As the pipes approached, escorted by police officers on motorcycles and followed by thousands of...
| May 15, 2014
| 10:02 PM
There was something missing as Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke on the Far Northwest Side in March to offer an explanation on what City Hall was doing about the roads after a winter that "left nothing but potholes and pockmarks throughout the city of Chicago."...
| 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...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 10:00 PM
The Chicago Police Department has canceled days off on weekends for dozens of cops on tactical, saturation and gun teams in certain high-crime neighborhoods as violence has picked up in recent weeks with the arrival of warmer weather.
The extra officers...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 10:28 AM
A 14-year-old girl shot and killed another 14-year-old girl because of an argument over a boy, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said today as murder charges were filed.
The .38-caliber handgun used to kill Endia Martin Monday afternoon had been...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 10:06 AM
And so it ends, this extraordinary and exasperating, revelatory and redundant, infuriating and ultimately tragic eight-part series "Chicagoland."
For the last two months, CNN has given us our town in mostly unscripted, sometimes contrived and...
| 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 7, 2014
Murders happen in the real world, where the club bashes a real human being's head, or a solid bullet pierces real flesh.
Like that of Endia Martin, the 14-year-old shot in the back in my old neighborhood on the South Side.
But what's odd, maybe a sign...