| Dec 1, 2013
"In 2007, a panel of seven professional historians from the Chicago History Museum reviewed all of the evidence in this case and unanimously found that Quinn 'died as the result of injuries he suffered in the line of duty.' These historians concluded, 'We...
| 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 26, 2013
A special celebration will be held Sunday at Brookfield Zoo by an organization known to all cops, firefighters, paramedics and other first responders in the Chicago area.
It is the one organization that first responders' families never want to meet. But...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Twelve months ago, as is my custom, I asked readers to offer their best guesses as to what 2011 would bring, then offered my own predictions. How'd we do? On six of the 18 questions, readers and I were correct......
| Jan 6, 2012
| 4:32 AM
A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: Guest host Eddie Arruza with Abdon Pallasch, Chicago Sun-Times; Craig Dellimore,...
| May 21, 2012
| 4:32 PM
A report on the NATO protests this morning on WBEZ-FM 91.5 related that protesters taunted a police officer with facial hair by chanting, "No mustache, no peace." It's amusing, though I can't quite figure how this mockery of the constabulary......
| 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...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 8:34 AM
Police departments in Chicago and the suburbs have embraced the Taser, a device marketed as a tool to reduce shootings by officers.
The weapons' manufacturer contends that if officers can use electric shocks to prevent dangerous situations from...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 10:26 AM
The Chicago Crime Commission says most city residents live within a few feet of gang operations. It's because there are more than 70 known gangs with up to 150,000 members.
The new Chicago Crime Commission Gang Book is said to be the most comprehensive...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 10:02 PM
Social media Web sites have become popular mechanisms by which gang members carry out drug-dealing and other illegal activity.
This trend is explored in the Chicago Crime Commission Gang Book, which also highlights profiles, colors and other...