McCarthy "Astounded" By Officers' Handling Of Protests; Not Resigning Over Laquan McDonald CasePolice Supt. Garry McCarthy praised Chicago's police force Friday for showing “remarkable” professionalism during several days of protests in the wake of the release of a video showing a white police officer fatally shooting a black teen, and that officer being charged with murder.
Man Charged In Slaying Of 9-Year-Old Tyshawn Lee; McCarthy Vows To 'Destroy' Gangs InvolvedA 27-year-old man has been charged in the execution-style shooting of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee, and police said at least two others were involved in the "unfathomable crime," including one in custody on an unrelated charge and another who remains at large.
FBI Agent: Feds Monitoring Potential Homegrown TerroristsIn the wake of the terror attacks in Paris, the FBI has acknowledged it is monitoring several individuals who are considered to have the potential to become homegrown terrorists.
Busy Day Ahead For Chicago's AirportsO’Hare and Midway airports were packed on Wednesday as the Thanksgiving travel period got underway, but it’s been smooth sailing so far.
No Bail For Officer Charged With Murder In Shooting Of Laquan McDonaldA Chicago police officer has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. Officer Jason Van Dyke was expected to appear for a bond hearing at noon Tuesday.
Rev. Jesse Jackson Calls For "Shake-Up" Of Chicago Police DepartmentWBBM’s Mike Krauser reports Rev. Jackson stood at a memorial to young people killed on the streets in the Pullman neighborhood saying he believes Laquan McDonald was murdered by officer Jason Van Dyke.
Gun Shop Owner Wants NFL To Lift Ban On Guns In StadiumsOnly designated security staffers and on-duty police are allowed to carry firearms on NFL team property.
Police: Last Two People To See Kyrian Knox Alive 'Won't Cooperate'Saying the last two people known to have seen 2-year-old Kyrian Knox alive are not cooperating with police, detectives said they’ve become “extremely frustrated” in their efforts to find out how the toddler’s dismembered head, hands, and feet wound up in the Garfield Park lagoon.
Gutierrez: Republican Governors Blocking Syrian Refugees "Despicable And Cowardly"Congressman Luis Gutierrez took to the House floor Tuesday to slam Republican governors – including Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner – for saying they won’t allow refugees from Syria to settle in their states.
Counterterrorism Experts Gather At McCormick Place To Discuss StrategyMayor Rahm Emanuel will kick off the 21st annual Joint Counterterrorism Awareness Workshop at McCormick Place. The conference was planned months ago, but in the wake of the deadly Paris terror attacks, the discussions will be especially timely and important.
Robbins Street Dedicated To Deceased Football Player Rocky ClarkA street was dedicated today in Robbins to Rocky Clark, a high school football player who was paralyzed in 2000 and who never gave up living becoming a coach and mentor and going back to school despite his disability, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Mother Charged With Throwing Newborn Baby Out Window In UptownPolice say she gave birth to a girl on Wednesday night in her eighth floor apartment on the 800 block of West Eastwood and then dropped the baby from a window to a grassy area below.