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Chicago police officials said today that they have arrested 39 people and confiscated several guns, drugs and vehicles as they "dismantled" drug operations that accounted for millions of dollars in yearly drug sales on the South and West sides. Police...
Tribune reportersA 26-year-old alleged gang member has been charged with the fatal shooting of Heaven Sutton, the 7-year-old girl who was selling candy with her mother near her North Austin neighborhood home moments before a stray bullet struck her in the back last week....
Tribune reporterChicago's state-of-the-art dispatch system, which routes emergency calls to police in the field, crashed late Monday night but was up and running by this morning. Technicians at the Office of Emergency and Management Communications on the Near West...
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Tribune reporterThe Chicago Police Department said today it plans to hire between 400 and 500 officers to offset the number of officers set to retire this year. So far, 89 recruits have been hired this year, including the 43 who started their six months of training on...
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Tribune reporterThe Taste of Chicago kicks off Wednesday and wraps up Sunday – making the event five days shorter than in years past. Although cut in half, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said today security plans for the event remain similar to last...
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Clout StreetMayor Rahm Emanuel today acknowledged complaints from some aldermen about shootings being up in their wards while Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy once again defended his switch to a system centered on beat cops instead of strike forces. The widening...
The Chicago Police Department has a new plan to crack down on crime. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy announced their crime-fighting initiative at a news conference in Englewood Monday morning. The plan focuses on securing or tearing...
Tribune reporterCeaseFire Illinois, a group that works against violence, is being recruited by the city of Chicago as part of a pilot program to help reduce crime in two police districts, one on the West Side and the other on the South Side. The city will give the group...
Tribune reporterThe Chicago City Council overwhelmingly voted today to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana possession. Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposal passed 44-3, allowing Chicago police to issue pot-possession tickets starting Aug. 4. The move makes...
Someone wrote a series of bogus parking tickets to Mark Geinosky, but it was not Chicago police officers Paul Roque or Horst Hegewald, the Chicago Police Board has ruled. In a 25-page decision posted Tuesday afternoon, the board found the officers not...
Special to Tribune NewspapersThe oversized invitation for the opening of Ian Schrager's newest hotel, Public Chicago, stated "no jacket required and dress knockout." And even though the party was intended to be a celebration of the hotel, formerly the Ambassador East, it also...
Chicago Tribune reporterThe Earl of Old Town was a saloon at 1615 N. Wells St. that closed more than three decades ago but, like a song that you can't get out of your head, it remains alive today. Long after the Earl had become a pleasant bar named the Last Call (it is now...
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