| 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...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Days before the 2012 NATO summit, Chicago authorities made national headlines when they announced the arrests of three "domestic terrorists" who had plotted attacks against Mayor Rahm Emanuel's home, President Barack Obama's re-election headquarters and...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 9:07 PM
Two suspects in their early 20s were charged Monday night in the shooting last week at a park in Chicago's Back of the Yards neighborhood that left 13 injured, including a 3-year-old boy, Cook County prosecutors said.
The break in the case came as the...
| 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...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 4:18 AM
Two gang members were convicted Wednesday in the murder of a Chicago police officer who had responded to a call of shots fired in the West Englewood neighborhood in 2009.
The convictions by separate Cook County juries came more than two years after a...
| 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...
| 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 23, 2013
| 5:46 PM
Latrice Tucker sat in her living room Friday looking up at a picture on the wall of her “big man,” slain Chicago police officer Clifton Lewis, crying and telling him a thing or two.
Tucker had dearly missed his support at the recent three-...
| 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...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 7:59 PM
After a disastrous 2012 that saw Chicago garner national attention for its violence, homicides and shootings declined by double digits in 2013, the best numbers in half a century, according to the police department.
On Thursday, in the waning days of...