Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy

Authorities respond to the scene of a shooting at Nordstrom, 55 E. Grand Ave., Friday. (CBS)

Nordstrom Murder Victim Reported Incident To Police A Week Before Shooting

Chicago police are continuing to investigate last weekend’s murder/suicide inside the Nordstrom store on North Michigan Avenue, reports WBBM’s Bernie Tafoya.

12/01/2014

Chicago Police Capt. Edward Kulbida (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Police Captain Recovering After Englewood Shooting

One of the highest ranking Chicago Police officers ever shot in the line of duty is recovering after being shot at least twice, with wounds to the head and shoulder.

10/08/2014

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy. (File Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

McCarthy Avoids Questions On Reports FBI Is Looking Into Police-Involved Shootings

There was a litany of things for reporters to ask Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy today after he made a speech downtown – but he made a dash out of the room instead.

09/03/2014

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy. (File Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

McCarthy Stresses Difference In Tactics Between Chicago, Ferguson Police

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said Ferguson tactics in dealing with crowds are exactly what Chicago Police are trying not to do.

08/25/2014

Shamiya Adams. (Family provided photo)

Police Making Progress In Investigation Of 11-Year-Old Girl’s Shooting Death

Police say the investigation into the shooting death of 11-year-old Shamiya Adams is progressing rapidly.

07/21/2014

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy. (File Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy Released From Hospital

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy has been released from Northwestern Memorial Hospital after undergoing a heart procedure on Thursday, Police News Affairs confirmed.

06/07/2014

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy. (File Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

McCarthy Not Surprised By Assault Rifle Theft At South Side Rail Yard

Chicago Police say the recent theft of 13 semi-automatic assault rifles from a South Side rail yard is a concern, but not a surprise, reports WBBM’s Terry Keshner.

05/12/2014

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy. (File Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

McCarthy: Concealed Carry Could Lead To More Guns On The Street

Chicago’s police superintendent speaking before a dozen illegal weapons says concealed carry may boost the number of guns on the street.

04/28/2014

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy. (File Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

McCarthy: Lax Gun Laws To Blame For Violence

On the heels of a weekend that saw at least 37 people shot in Chicago – four of them fatally – Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said “lax state and federal gun laws” leave officers “running on a hamster wheel” in efforts to reduce gun violence.

04/14/2014

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy says every major city must deal with rising crime in summer, when temperatures get hotter. (Credit: CBS)

Supt. McCarthy Urges New Year’s Eve Party-Goers To Stay Safe

As you finalize New Year’s Eve plans, Chicago’s top cop reminds you to figure out how you’ll get home, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

12/30/2013

Operation Santa

Families Of Cops Who Were Killed Or Injured Get Visit From Santa

The families of Chicago Police officers who were killed or badly injured are getting special visits this weekend, as the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation carries out the 7th annual Operation Santa, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

12/14/2013

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy talks with the media about the Back of the Yards shooting. (CBS)

McCarthy: Stricter Penalties For Gun Crimes Would Prevent Shootings

Just this year, Chicago Police have seized 5,856 illegal firearms. Superintendent Garry McCarthy says that goes to show the challenge illegal guns pose to police and communities.

10/28/2013

Bryon Champ, 21, allegedly fired a gun during shooting that wounded 13 people in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on Sept. 19, 2013.  A second gunman fired an assault rifle in the attack. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged In Park Shooting Could Have Been in Prison

Superintendent McCarthy has claimed that the assault on the park never would have happened if Illinois had tougher gun laws. If suspect Bryon Champ was in jail, he wouldn’t have been involved in the shooting which triggered the revenge attack.

09/24/2013

(CBS File Photo)

Fallen Cops Honored At St. Jude Memorial March

Thousands of Chicago Police officers, state troopers and members of the FBI, DEA and Secret Service came out for the St. Jude Memorial March to pay their respects to those that have been killed in the line of duty.

05/05/2013

Garry McCarthy on the CBS 2 Morning News, Wednesday, Dec. 5. (CBS)

Supt. McCarthy, Jackson Sr. Take Part In Gun Debate

Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. and Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy took part in a spirited debate over gun violence this morning on the city’s South Side.

01/12/2013