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  • Star retired for slain officer Soderberg

    Star retired for slain officer Soderberg
    Fallen Chicago police Officer Thor Soderberg is remembered by his students as a committed teacher, by friends and family as a generous public servant, and by fellow officers as a leader. Soderberg’s star was retired Tuesday in a ceremony at...
  • 'Dibs' OK on city streets -- for now

    'Dibs' OK on city streets -- for now
    Chicago officials say they will not crack down on "dibs," the tradition of cordoning off shoveled-out parking spaces -- at least for now." And more good news for blizzard weary residents: There'll be no enforcement today of parking meters. In giving a...
  • Cops: 1st shooting since storm over snowblower

    A man was shot and robbed of a snowblower in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side early this morning -- the first shooting since this week's blizzard hit on Tuesday, police said. This week's storm kept crime down so much that the shooting was one...
  • 1 man shot over snowblower

    Chicago saw a bit of a crime-freeze during the blizzard of 2011; an unheard-of two days without a shot being fired. Ironically, the first shooting victim since the blizzard hit was a man robbed of his snowblower in the Englewood neighborhood. 47-year-...
  • Weis: Crackdown brings 40 percent homicide drop

    Chicago police credit a controversial summer meeting with gang leaders and a gang crackdown guided by what they call "social network analysis" with a dramatic drop in gun violence this past fall in a West Side police district, including a 40 percent...
  • Tuesday, February 15, 2011

    5 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Greg Jarrett 7:09 a.m. NBC News White House Correspondent Chuck Todd discusses the Federal Budget and what it means for our financial future. 7:21 a.m. Greg will have the highlights from the first night of the Westminster Dog Show....
  • Search goes on for teen missing three years

    Search goes on for teen missing three years
    On Saturday, Rose Starnes gazed upon an age-enhanced photo of her daughter Yasmin Acree, no longer the 15-year-old who went missing three years ago but still wearing the same soft smile and dark eyes. It broke her heart. “It’s a lot of times...
  • New book on street gangs warns residents of what to look out for

    New book on street gangs warns residents of what to look out for
    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...
  • 68,000 gang members counted by new Gang Book

    68,000 gang members counted by new Gang Book
    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...
  • City sticker artwork shows gang signs?

    City sticker artwork shows gang signs?
    City Clerk Susana Mendoza said Tuesday she’s investigating whether gang signs are part of the winning design for Chicago’s next city sticker, just days before the decals are scheduled to be printed. The sticker, meant to honor city...
  • Chicago city clerk scraps sticker design amid gang concerns

    Chicago city clerk scraps sticker design amid gang concerns
    A 15-year-old boy will lose the honor of seeing his city sticker design adorn Chicago windshields amid questions about whether the artwork contains gang symbols, City Clerk Susana Mendoza said this afternoon. At a City Hall news conference, Mendoza...
  • Chicago police to disband 2 special units

    Chicago police will disband two of its rapid response units once heralded as key components of the city's lowering crime rate, police union officials said. Effective Aug. 18, both the Mobile Strike Force and Targeted Response Unit will cease to exist,...