| Sep 21, 2013
| 12:56 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — A shooting that injured a 3-year-old boy and 12 others in Chicago occurred just outside a section of the city that police have flooded with officers, reigniting outrage over the toll of the community's gun violence and the inability...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 10:12 PM
The Chicago Police Department is looking for more people to apply for a chance to become police officers before the Sept. 16 deadline.
The department says about 18,000 people have started the application process since the beginning of August. "I'd...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 2:39 PM
An autopsy today found that an off-duty Chicago police sergeant who crashed his motorcycle died from multiple injuries.
The death of Jean-Pierre Borja, 44, from the Garfield Ridge neighborhood, has been ruled an accident, according to the Cook County...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk on Monday sought to move past a controversy that flared over his call for mass arrests of gang members by pushing for new federal gang-apprehension initiatives to assist local law enforcement.
Earlier this year, Kirk had...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 5:39 PM
Illinois police will have to record more interrogations of criminal suspects under legislation Gov. Pat Quinn signed Monday that aims to prevent false confessions and wrongful convictions.
The law expands on legislation passed in 2003 mandating the...
| 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...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 7:43 AM
In announcing it will be taking applications for the first time in three years, the Chicago Police Department said Tuesday it has lowered its minimum hiring age to 21 just a few years after increasing it to 25 in hopes of recruiting more mature...
| Jul 8, 2013
On July 9, 2011, Demitrius Chrystal, 23, and Jeffrey Butler, 19, were killed in a double homicide in the Englewood neighborhood.
They were shot around 2 a.m. in a vehicle and their bodies lay outside Demitrius' mother's home in the 6900 block of South...
| 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....
| Sep 20, 2013
| 10:07 PM
A gunman with a military-grade assault rifle opened fire on a pickup basketball game in the Back of the Yards neighborhood late Thursday, injuring 13 people and pulling the city back into the spotlight for its epidemic of gun violence.
The mass shooting...
| 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...
| 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...