NEWS articles

Man wounded in Rogers Park shooting

The man was smoking a cigarette outside of a bar, in the 1900 block of West Howard, when he was approached by four men, one of whom began shooting. Police are investigating.

over 7 years ago | Giulia Donati

Burglaries worry North Center residents

Burglars have hit eight homes in the neighborhood within the past month, mostly entering through unlocked garages. Cops say the crimes are often the work of repeat offenders.

over 7 years ago | Tim Mannion

CPS officials, students lobby for gun control

The district has added after-school and Saturday programs at over 150 schools in the wake of several violent incidents. Twenty students have been killed by gunfire this school year.

over 7 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

Reform group calls for police contract changes

Members of the Chicago Coalition for Police Accountability say the current contract makes it difficult to discipline problem cops.

over 7 years ago | Jennifer Slosar

Police arrest suspect in murder of pregnant woman

A teenager is arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the Halloween shooting death of a young mother. Police say the woman was caught in the crossfire between rival gangs.

over 7 years ago | Jennifer Slosar

Weis pledges progress on police diversity

The new police superintendent says he's planning a major public-relations push to counter the damage done to the department's image by a small number of "bad apples" in blue.

over 7 years ago | John Greenfield

Police break up brawl at Wilson El stop

At least 20 police units responded to the disturbance. One person was arrested, and two were injured.

over 7 years ago | Jennifer Slosar

Police shoot man on South Side

over 7 years ago | Kwame Shorter

Weis announces second shake-up of cops

Twenty-one of the city's 25 police districts will get new commanders under a far-reaching - and suprisingly swift - reorganization undertaken by the city's new police superintendent

over 7 years ago | Jennifer Slosar

Edgewater residents get tips on avoiding identity theft

A Chicago police officer says identity theft is the department's fastest growing crime, with reports quadrupling every three months. Old-fashioned theft resulted in 14 arrests in the area.

over 7 years ago | Tim Mannion

Aldermen question settlement in police abuse case

Lloyd Haywood accused a Chicago police officer of buzzing a chainsaw around his head and neck. Aldermen okayed a $195,00 settlement and questioned why the officers involved are still on the force.

over 7 years ago | Jennifer Slosar

City police get access to school cameras

City establishes high-tech partnership with schools; Daley proclaims Chicago as the security camera king in the U.S.

over 7 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

Budget snafu leaves police recruits in lurch

An alderman says some quit their jobs in anticipation of starting at the police academy in February. Instead, recruits will have to wait until May.

over 7 years ago | Jennifer Slosar

Committee okays ban on tiny plastic bags

Alderman Walter Burnette was concerned that the ordinance could end up punishing people who used the bags for legitimate purposes. Police say they plan to crack down on businesses that sell the bags.

over 7 years ago | Jennifer Slosar

Arrest of sword-bearing man leads to bomb scare

The incident shut down Laramie Avenue between West Addison Street and Eddy Street. The suspect was yelling about killing his boss, police say.

almost 8 years ago | Jennifer Slosar