Sunday, November 25, 2012

Chicago crime

  • 1 dead, 5 wounded in shootings today

    Two people were shot and one died in a shooting about 8:04 a.m. today in the 2300 block of West Lake Street in the West Town neighborhood, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Laura Kubiak said. According to preliminary reports from police, ...

  • Chicago man Royko dubbed 'the best crime researcher in America' dead at 67

    Mr. Agnew got his start as a literary sleuth while working for prolific Chicago crime writer Jay Robert Nash, author of more than 70 books, including the "World Encyclopedia of Organized Crime.

  • Cameras record Naperville children deaths hearing

    WHEATON, Ill. (AP) - In the first Chicago-area criminal case broadcast live, a suburban Chicago woman pleaded not guilty Wednesday to killing her 7-year-old son and the 5-year-old girl she was babysitting.

  • As heat soars, so does Chicago crime

    As heat soars, so does Chicago crime. As heat soars, so does Chicago crime. Personal Post · Email · Tumblr · Reddit · Stumbleupon · Digg · Delicious.

  • Chicago area readies first televised court hearing

    WHEATON, Ill. (AP) - Nearly two decades after the nation watched O.J. Simpson struggle to put on the famous glove, Chicago television viewers will get their first opportunity Wednesday to see a criminal defendant stand before a local courtroom judge.

  • Former Death Row cop set up killing chamber in latest plot: feds

    But Charles Ford has a different name for the grinning, balding 61-year-old Buffalo Grove man who appeared in handcuffs before Magistrate Judge Geraldine Soat Brown on Friday morning, charged with plotting one of the grisliest Chicago crimes in recent ...

  • Authorities collect DNA from Chicago sex offenders

    CHICAGO (AP) - Authorities in Illinois have collected DNA from more than 100 people living in Chicago who were convicted of serious sex crimes in other states. The effort this week was led by Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office and was in line with ...

  • Trib App Puts Chicago Crime Data In Context

    Crime in Chicago, which debuted as a desktop app in early September, feeds from data on serious crimes in 77 different Chicago communities. It presents users with statistics on violent, property and quality-of-life-related crimes in table and map forms ...

  • Sentencing hearing underway for cop involved in deadly DUI crash

    Joseph Frugoli arrives at Cook County Criminal Courts, Friday, November 16, 2012 . | John H. White~Sun-Times. storyidforme: 40233142 tmspicid: 14852361 fileheaderid: 6767915.

  • More than 14000 murders in Chicago since 1990...Mayor oblivious

    Read the Chicago Police Department's official crime analysis... Of course, it is basically illegal for Chicago residents to defend themselves... The state of Illinois has placed many obstacles between citizens and their Constitutional right "to keep ...

  • Ben Wilson's killer: 'I don't consider myself a criminal'

    ... Wilson was shot and killed 28 years ago today just outside Simeon High School. Comcast SportsNet's "25: The Ben Wilson Story," looks back at the life and untimely death of the Chicago basketball phenom through interviews with family, friends and video.

  • Man shot by police faces felony charges

    Chicago police announced charges against a 28-year-old man who they said attacked a CTA bus driver and passengers before an officer shot him Thursday afternoon.

  • FBI names 21-year veteran to head Chicago office

    CHICAGO (AP) - A 21-year FBI veteran with experience investigating terrorism, organized crime and drug-trafficking cases has been named as the new head of the agency's high-profile Chicago office, the FBI announced Wednesday. Cory B. Nelson will ...

  • Declassified: The real story behind solving the crime

    FBI_prominent. Jennifer-Leigh Oprihory/MEDILL. Special Agent Doug Seccombe of the FBI speaks to a captivated crowd about the science behind solving crimes during the Chicago Council on Science and Technology's "Crime, Evidence and the Law" event.

  • Medication cuts crime rate among ADHD sufferers

    LONDON (Reuters) - Criminal behavior in adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drops sharply when they take stimulant drugs like Ritalin to help them to control impulses, scientists said on Wednesday.

  • Report: Crime in region remains steady

    "It's not that we don't recognize the problem, we do. But, like all municipalities in the country, we're faced with certain financial restrictions.

  • Evanston police say two Chicago men stole wheels from parked car

    Two Chicago men were charged in Evanston after allegedly removing two tires from a parked car early this morning, authorities announced.

  • Chicago Ties 2011 Mark for Homicides

    Chicago police Supt. Garry McCarthy appeared live on NBC 5 News Today to discuss violence in the city. McCarthy called the numbers disappointing.

  • CTA: Crime Down 25 Percent Thanks to Cams

    "Would-be criminals are now on notice that we are watching them, that we are using every tool at our disposal to assist the Chicago police," CTA President Forrest Claypool said Friday in showing off the agency's expanded surveillance center. The camera ...

  • Jake Hodesh: Let's fight crime with local intelligence

    And today, more than ever, Chicago is dealing with it. Rahm Emanuel, former White House chief of staff and current mayor of Chicago, went on national television to explain the violence afflicting his city. One major factor distinguishes theses cities ...

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