Escalante: Cops Putting Gangs "On Notice" Amid Spike In ShootingsActing Chicago Police Supt. John Escalante said the department has employed multiple strategies to quell a significant spike in violent crime at the start of the New Year – including the shootings of 16 people over an 11-hour period on Monday, including five homicides.
CPD, Sheriff's Officers To Increase Coordinated Efforts To Target GangsAmid a spike in shootings and homicides to start the new year, the Chicago Police Department has forged a new partnership with the Cook County Sheriff’s office to target gang violence that affects both the city and suburbs.
Person Of Interest In Tyshawn Lee Murder Held On $1 Million Bond For Unrelated ChargePolice investigating the murder of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee on Chicago's South Side are talking to a man previously questioned in the case.
Cook County Commissioner Wants Shooters Charged As Domestic TerroristsIn the wake of a holiday weekend in which at least 55 people were shot in Chicago – 12 of them fatally – a Cook County Commissioner was calling for city- and county-wide action to quell gang violence.
McCarthy Admits Slow Learning Curve - At First - On Changing Gang StructureMcCarthy acknowledged it took several months after he took over the Police Department in 2011 to see how splintered street gangs had become.
Chicago Police Believe Visiting Gang Leaders Reduces ViolenceChicago’s top cop says a new police tactic for toning down violence – derided by some critics as “hug-a-thug” – has been getting positive results.
New U.S. Attorney: Mayor's Criticism Of Gun Prosecutions UnfairGiving his first interview since he was finally confirmed by the Senate last month, Zach Fardon showed a willingness to stand up to the politicians who’ve put huge public pressure on him to do more to tackle the street violence plaguing Chicago’s South and West Sides.
Pastor Wants Sharpton To Apologize For Comparing Local Activists To GangbangersRev. Al Sharpton, the New York activist who recently announced he’s renting an apartment in Chicago, and plans to address the violence issues, here appears to be stepping on some toes.
Defendant Denies Selling Guns To Gangs: Trust Me, I’m A Drug DealerDavid "Big Dave" Lewisbey isn’t facing drug charges, though — he’s accused of making a small fortune by illegally supplying the guns that fuel Chicago’s deadly gang violence.
School Hustles Kids, Staff Out Door After Recent Nearby Gun ViolenceDulles School of Excellence, 6311 S. Calumet Ave., has told staffers to clear the building and parking lot immediately after school is dismissed. Teachers were told to exit with their students and leave the school.
Man Wounded In Gang Shooting In Humboldt ParkA man, believed to be in his 20s, was shot in the 1800 block of North Keeler Avenue about 8:45 p.m.
Kirk Wants Feds To Fight Gangs In ChicagoU.S. Senator Mark Kirk is once again shining a spotlight on the problem of street-gang violence.