In Chicago's crime-ridden neighborhoods, doubts about the Emanuel strategyWhile Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his police chief talk with residents in crime-racked neighborhoods about long-term fixes and abandoning Band-Aid approaches to policing, their message is all too often confronted with the violence of the here and now.
Urban voters seek more campaign talk of gun crimeIn a Chicago area where 23 people have been killed by gunfire so far this year, kids don't want to go outside. In Harlem, a 26-year-old man worries his family will get hit by crossfire.
Amid Chicago crime wave, 17-year-old shot a block away from President ...A teenaged boy and a young man were shot within blocks of President Obama's Chicago home in the past week, police said.
Chicago crime family: Obamacare, Big Pharma--Is there a difference?Chicago crime family: Obamacare, Big Pharma--Is there a difference? By Laurie Roth Prices for healthcare go up, services go down, and lines become longer for seniors.
Feds close Sheriff Arpaio probe, but legal troubles lingerPHOENIX - The federal abuse-of-power investigation into America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff may have been closed without criminal charges but Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's legal troubles are far from over. A civil case brought by a small ...
Chicago cop was federal 'mole' in corruption casesIn all, six of the nine defendants had ties to Hendon, who resigned from the Illinois Senate last year and has not been charged with any crime. Even as Haleem worked undercover for federal authorities, he remained on the job with the Chicago Police ...
Study: Suburban shops main source of guns in Chicago crimeA new study on guns seized by Chicago police shows that suburban gun shops are a main source of guns used in crimes in the city.
Verdict in: Drew Peterson jury united on choice of clothingFor a month, the jurors at the sensational murder trial of former suburban Chicago police officer Drew Peterson have been filing into court wearing matching clothes - all yellow one day; other days black, blue or green.
Chicago Crime Commission Applauds Quinn's Gambling Bill Veto28, 2012 -- /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Chicago Crime Commission applauds Illinois Governor Pat Quinn's veto of a major gambling expansion bill that would have been detrimental to the citizens of Illinois.
Alprentiss Nash: Chicago man cleared of murder charges after 17 yearschicago · Chicago murders · Chicago crime. Advertisement. Cook County prosecutors dismissed charges against Alprentiss Nash, 37, who has been in prison since 1997 for a murder that occurred during a home invasion on the south side.
Chicago Again Partners With Feds to Reduce Crime"The Department continues to stand with its partners in local law enforcement," Holder said, "These additional resources will help the City of Chicago in its efforts to combat violent crime and improve the quality of life of its residents." Chicago's ...
Jalen Stogner, Chicago Teen, Fatally Shot In Front Of His Mother Outside ...Pat Quinn, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, speak during a news conference, Monday, June 11, 2012, in Chicago where Gov. Quinn signed legislation to fight street gang crime. The new law empowers law ...
More Reads on Chicago Crime: What Works?More Reads on Chicago Crime: What Works? Posted Aug 29, 2012 at 01:22 PM. By Whet Moser. The national media has gotten dinged for not paying sufficient attention to the rise in homicides in Chicago this year, but there's good stuff out there even if it ...
Jury selected in Ohio Amish hair-cutting attacksCLEVELAND (Reuters) - A jury was selected Monday in Cleveland in the hate-crime trial of 16 members of an Ohio Amish splinter group charged in beard- and hair-cutting attacks on other Amish people last fall.
Garry McCarthy: Playing the Long Game Against Chicago Crime?In his recent Chicago story on Garry McCarthy, Noah Isackson asked: "Why don't the crime-fighting strategies that worked so effectively in New York and Newark seem to be working here?
Chicago Casino, Illinois Gambling Expansion Rejected By Gov. QuinnThe nonprofit Chicago Crime Commission, which studies city crime, applauded Quinn's veto, saying expanding gambling would invite organized crime.
Chicago's Wild and 'Wilding' DaysA study of 200 homicides conducted by Harold Pollack of the Crime Lab at the University of Chicago found that many of the killings have less to do with one crew challenging another than with an individual responding to even a seemingly minor affront ...
Mayor eyes police crackdown for Greater Grand CrossingThe expanded conflict-zone approach comes after Emanuel and police Superintendent Garry McCarthy have been criticized for disbanding specialized strike forces used by previous administrations to target violent crime hot spots. The two chose to beef up ...
Lack of cooperation stymies most shooting cases, Tribune findsChicago police have suspended nearly 80 percent of their investigations into nonfatal shootings on the grounds that victims wouldn't cooperate, according to a review of more than 1,100 cases through the first seven months of the year.
Activists connect drug wars in US, MexicoKristen Muller, of San Francisco, claps with other participants of the Caravan for Peace as members are recognized Sunday for their contributions at the Augustana Lutheran Church in Chicago. (Armando L. Sanchez, Chicago Tribune). Chicago: Sunday ...