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"You never want a serious crisis to go to waste," said Mayor Rahm Emanuel a few years ago. "And what I mean by that," he said, "it's an opportunity to do things you could not do before." Things you could not do before? Or things you would not do...
Not long after a fatal bullet pierced Hadiya Pendleton’s back, her round face -- its espresso eyes and easy smile -- had become a national symbol of innocence robbed. The slaying of the Chicago sophomore who had recently performed as a...
Tribune reportersA woman died and three other people were badly burned, including two children 3 and 9, when someone started a fire in a home in the Lawndale neighborhood, possibly pouring accelerant on some of the victims, officials said. The woman suffered burns...
Tribune reporterChicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy today called for tougher gun laws and reiterated his opposition to legalizing the concealed carry of handguns in Illinois. “The answer to guns is not more guns,” McCarthy said during a panel...
Clout StreetGun violence on Chicago streets has become such a concern that Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said today he's considering turning to celebrity mouthpieces like Bulls star Derrick Rose to try to convince residents to break the "no-snitch" code of...
Tribune reportersChicago reached “a tragic number” today, according to Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy: Its homicide total for the year hit 500, the highest annual total since 2008. The city's latest homicide occurred around 9 p.m. Thursday when...
For once, Chicago has beaten New York in a competition that the Windy City had no desire to win. Chicago ended 2012 with more homicides than New York. No one cheers for that. Chicago, with only a third of New York's population, ended 2012 with 506...
Tribune reportersHours after he was fatally shot, a small, shallow collection of blood stained the ground in the Southwest Side alley where Federico Martinez was killed. As his neighbors and friends gathered around a small memorial commemorating the Gage Park man’s...
Tags: Murder, Human Interest, Africa, Shootings
Tribune reportersChicago ended 2012 with 506 homicides, according to an unofficial tally released Tuesday — the first time the city has topped 500 since 2008, and a 16 percent increase over 2011. While police officials were counting up the homicide toll from a...
Tags: Laws, Crime, Law and Justice, Witnesses, Criminal Laws, Murder
Tribune reportersChicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy held a news conference Monday where his department “put on display several of the firearms seized … during the first two weeks of 2013,” according to a police news release. But that wasn’t...
One year ago, I didn't predict that a book about predictions, "The Signal and the Noise," would be one of the top-selling nonfiction titles of 2012 or that its author, former Chicagoan Nate Silver, would become a cultural icon whose name is synonymous...
Tribune reporterThe reward for information related to the death of a Chicago police officer last year has been increased, Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy announced today. The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation is offering $40,000 for information leading to an...
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