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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...
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...
Chicago Ideas Week headquarters is a brightly lit, sprawling, open room in a River North office building where scores of workers sit at long rows of desks working the phones, rat-a-tatting their keyboards and keeping the din level high. Actually, only...
Fitz Bariffe's family feared he could become another statistic in what has been a bloody year in Chicago. But the retired CTA bus driver was determined to fix up the once-vacant South Side house he began renting in 2010 despite problems with people...
Tribune reportersDespite coming off a bloody holiday weekend in Chicago that saw 10 people shot and killed and close to 40 others wounded, Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said the department's strategy to curb gang violence throughout the city is working. Flanked by...
Tags: Murder, Gang Activity, Chicago Mayor, Rahm Emanuel, Shootings
Tribune reporterA Chicago police officer was grazed in the leg as officers opened fire and killed a man who lunged at them with a hammer after stabbing another man in the South Chicago neighborhood, officials said. The officers first used a Taser on the man when they...
Police shot and killed a man when he confronted officers in the South Chicago neighborhood, late Wednesday night. The incident happened about 11:45 p.m. outside South Shore Food & Liquors, 7900 S. South Shore Dr. Officers responding to a call...
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has opened the door to his City Hall office for a steady stream of investment bankers, venture capitalists and international consultants in his intense search for private solutions to some of Chicago's biggest public problems. From...
Tribune reporterChicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said today the city is using acoustic sensors to detect and locate gunshots as a way to fight violence in two crime-ridden areas. The sensors, installed Sept. 1, are positioned in two 1.5-square-mile areas...
Tags: Chicago Lawn, Englewood
Chicago police Ssuperintendent Garry McCarthy participated in the City Council's Budget Committee hearing Wednesday. For over five hours McCarthy and the city’s 50 aldermen discussed the police budget, but more specifically manpower and the...
Tags: Crime, Law and Justice
Tribune reportersChicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said today that he would like to see gun owners in Illinois have to report when their weapons are stolen, lost or sold – steps he said would lower the number of firearms in the hands of criminals....
WGN NewsThe city is tapping into Chicago's online community as it seeks innovative solutions to the problem of illegal guns on the streets. Chicago Ideas Week launched a Twitter handle @whatifchicago seeking to "crowdsource" strategies to tackle the illegal...
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