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CHICAGO (AP) — There are many theories about what has caused a recent spike in Chicago's homicide rate, including a splintering of established gangs, the warm winter and high unemployment in neighborhoods that seem a world away from the city's...
Tags: Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Mayor, Murder
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago saw something this week it hasn't seen in nearly a year: An entire 24-hour period where there was not a single shooting or murder. Police say the period of quiet happened Wednesday. In recent months, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and...
Tags: Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Mayor, Shootings
Early in 2011, Candidate Rahm Emanuel warned Chicagoans that their City Hall had to fix its finances or risk entering into eternal rest. The distance from broke government to broken government, he observed, is short: Without restoring financial health,...
The bizarre saga of a 68-year-old woman who said she was forced to hand over jewelry valued at more than $135,000 to a group of menacing young men on the bustling Magnificent Mile reverberated around the country. Some 36 hours later, police had...
A new Tribune/WGN-TV poll shows that, halfway through his first term, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's overall disapproval rating is up 11 percentage points over a year ago. Four in 10 Chicago voters — and nearly half of the city's African-American voters...
Los Angeles TimesSupporters of a measure that would have expanded background checks for firearm purchases decried the bill's death in the Senate last month. But was the defeat really such a bad thing? Had it passed, the new law would have been hailed as a historic...
Chicago voters are split on how Mayor Rahm Emanuel has handled the crime problem that was a high-profile focus of his second year in office, but they like the job Garry McCarthy is doing as the city's top cop, a Tribune/WGN-TV poll found. The mayor's...
Tags: Elections, Rahm Emanuel, Politics, Polls, Chicago Mayor
While Chicago's homicides for April hit their lowest total in five decades, the final hours of the month closed out with a vengeance as shootings left three dead and 17 wounded, including a son of a slain Chicago police officer. The latest wave of...
While Chicago's homicides for April hit their lowest total in five decades, the final hours of the month closed out with a vengeance as shootings left three dead and 17 injured, including the son of a slain Chicago police officer. The latest wave of...
Tags: Crime, Law and Justice, Englewood, Murder, Shootings
Tribune reportersRelatives say a 16-year-old boy who was shot and killed by police after he allegedly fired at people on the street and then at pursuing officers suffered from a bipolar disorder. But they are still at a loss to explain what happened to their "playful,...
Surrounded by kids as he accepted money from a soft-drink company for nutrition and exercise classes, Rahm Emanuel was asked if it might make more sense for children's health to take a harder line on the sale of sugary drinks. "I'm here about making...
Richard Porter, 17, said he's seen Chicago police officers stop and frisk so many people in his neighborhood that when a squad car rolls up, he and his friends automatically "assume the position." Martrell Harris, 16, said his only encounter with the...
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