After defending the city’s nationwide image when it comes to violent crime while appearing on the Late Show with David Letterman on Monday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he believes Chicagoans can see the progress the city has made, and know how much culture the city has to offer.
Following a violent holiday weekend in Chicago, Police Supt. Garry McCarthy stressed that gun crime is still down, and sought to reassure parents of public school kids that Safe Passage routes will be secure when kids head back to school Tuesday morning.
Five men were killed and at least 13 other people were wounded in shootings across the city since Friday night.
No one was in custody for any of the shootings Tuesday morning.
The first shooting of the evening happened about 7:15 p.m. Thursday, when two men were shot while at a stoplight in the South Side Calumet Heights neighborhood.
At least five people — including a 16-year-old girl — were wounded in shootings throughout the city Wednesday night through early Thursday morning.
Dozens of Chicago area bikers hit the road to fight gun violence.
After a violent weekend in Chicago, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is introducing a new bill that would put gun traffickers in the cross-hairs.
The most recent shooting occurred in South Chicago, when two people were wounded by gunfire in the 8000 block of South Manistee Avenue about 6:35 a.m.
The congressmen announced the two-day summit would be held at Chicago State University later this month. They plan to invite local, state, and federal officials to attend.
The kids were taking part in the Freedom Schools National Day of Social Action at Trinity United Church of Christ on the 400 block of West 95th Street.
The governor said the shootings – with victims ranging from a 5-year-old watching fireworks to an elderly woman on her porch – are unacceptable.
A violent holiday weekend in Chicago saw more than 70 people shot since Wednesday afternoon, with at least 12 of those people killed, including the city’s 200th murder of the year.
This year’s Independence Day celebration, for many Chicagoans a four-day respite in the land of the free, was for others an ordeal in a killing field.
Six men were killed and at least 28 other people were wounded in shootings throughout the city so far this holiday weekend.
The number of murders for the first half of the year was the lowest in nearly 50 years.
At least eight people were wounded in separate shootings during a bloody two hours Friday night on the Northwest and South sides.
Summer is officially here, and – not surprisingly – Chicago saw a spate of shootings overnight. With hot and muggy conditions expected the next several days, the city could also see a typical spike in violent crime.
Eight people — including a 17-year-old boy left critically wounded — were shot Monday afternoon and evening throughout the city.
At least seven people were injured in shootings across the city Thursday night and early Friday. A Chicago Police officer also shot a teen who ran from officers during a street stop early Friday in the Northwest Side Portage Park neighborhood.