| Aug 28, 2014
| 11:44 AM
A federal judge ruled Thursday that David Koschman’s mother waited too long to file a wrongful death lawsuit that accused authorities of a cover-up in her son’s 2004 death following a drunken altercation with a member of the powerful Daley...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 4:25 PM
Chicagoans could soon start seeing a new law enforcement presence in some parts of the city.
The Illinois State Police will send 40 troopers to join Chicago police as part of teams that will try to catch fugitives, Gov. Pat Quinn and Mayor Rahm...
| May 9, 2014
| 9:46 AM
Books become TV series. Amusement park rides become movies. Pop songs become Broadway musicals. But how do you adapt a city into a video game? How do you digitize the essence of a major American metropolis within the framework of a playable experience?...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 4:05 PM
A man prosecutors called a serial rapist and murderer was sentenced to 90 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections today for the first of multiple brutal attacks that he’s been charged with, authorities said.
Cook County Judge Joseph...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Chicago police fabricated evidence and conspired with City Hall and county prosecutors to protect then-Mayor Richard Daley’s “political dynasty” by covering up the involvement of Daley’s nephew in a 2004 killing, a federal...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 8:43 PM
Chicago police did not report about a quarter of the aggravated assault and aggravated battery victims in its crime statistics in 2012, an audit by the city's top watchdog found.
The department failed to follow state guidelines by counting each...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 2:56 PM
A nephew of former Mayor Richard Daley should be dismissed from a lawsuit over the 2004 death of David Koschman because it wasn’t filed within the statute of limitations, attorneys for Daley’s nephew said in a recent filing.
| Jul 20, 2013
| 8:03 AM
The beaten and strangled body of 12-year-old Jahmeshia Conner was found in an Englewood alley on Nov. 30, 2009, two weeks after she was reported missing.
The crime horrified Chicagoans; Democratic U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush delivered her eulogy. But it remains...
| 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...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 2:28 PM
The top leaders of one of Chicago’s most violent street gangs have been charged in a sweeping racketeering case that alleges they controlled their West Side drug empire through pattern of intimidation, kidnappings, shootings and murder dating back...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 12:08 PM
An unofficial code of silence was “alive and well” within the Chicago Police Department when off-duty cop Anthony Abbate attacked a bartender at a Northwest Side tavern in 2007, a national expert testified today at Abbate’s federal...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 12:59 PM
The number of vacation days non-union city employees can cash out when they leave their jobs would be significantly reduced under a proposal a key City Council committee endorsed today.
As it now stands, departing longtime employees can get paid for up...