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Dean Angelo, president of Chicago's Fraternal Order of Police. (CBS)

NYPD Killings Generate Concern Among Chicago-Area Law Enforcement

The head of Chicago’s police union has warned members about copycat attacks on officers in the wake of an ambush on two New York cops. CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports.

12/22/2014

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2014 On Track To See Fewer Homicides, With Some Chicago Neighborhoods Still Being Left Behind

As of November 30th, Chicago’s homicides are down when compared to last year. Though it looks likely 2014 will see fewer homicides than 2013, there are many factors, including a substantial rise in homicides in November, that could stop that from happening.

12/04/2014

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Year After Year, These Chicago Neighborhoods Continue To See The Most Homicides

Over the span of seven years, the same neighborhoods continued to log more homicides than the rest of the city.

11/26/2014

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The Chicago Neighborhoods That Didn’t See A Drop In Homicides

The sizable drop in homicides in 2013 is great… as long as you don’t live in one of the neighborhoods that saw an increase.

11/19/2014

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Chicago Homicide Rate Saw A Large Drop In 2013, But Still Lags Behind The Nation

With a significant decrease in homicides from 2012 to 2013, it’s hard to continue calling Chicago the Murder Capital of America.

11/10/2014

Darren Vann (Credit: Lake County Indiana Sheriff's Office)

Convicted Sex Offender Charged In Murder Of Woman In Hammond, Suspected In 6 Other Deaths

A convicted sex offender who allegedly confessed to at least seven murders in northwest Indiana has told police his crimes date back as long as two decades.

10/20/2014

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McCarthy: Murders In Chicago At Lowest Level In Nearly 50 Years

Acknowledging “there’s a lot more work to be done,” Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said the number of murders so far this year in Chicago is at the lowest level since 1965.

10/01/2014

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Police: Despite Rise In Shootings, Murders At 51-Year Low

Through the end of June, 172 people were slain in Chicago, nine fewer than at this time last year, and the lowest number of murders for the first half of a year since 1963.

07/01/2014

Steven Zelich (Credit: Walworth County Sheriff)

Bond Set At $1M For Suspect In Suitcase Deaths

Steven Zelich, a 52-year-old security officer, has been charged with two counts of hiding a corpse. A prosecutor convinced a judge to set bond at $1 million, saying he expected homicide charges to be filed in the counties where the women were killed, but Zelich’s attorney said it’s unclear how the women died.

06/27/2014

Alisa Massaro (Will County Sheriff Dept.)

One Of Four Takes Plea Deal In Grisly Joliet Murders

Alisa Massaro, one of those charged with the murders of Terrance Rankins and Eric Glover, pleaded guilty to two counts of robbery and two counts of concealment of a homicide.

05/22/2014

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Murders Up, But Shootings Down Through April

For the first four months of 2014, there were two more murders than the first four months of 2013, but four fewer shooting victims than the start of last year. Compared to the first four months of 2012, police said there were 59 fewer murders, and 210 fewer shooting victims.

05/01/2014

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Indianapolis Murder Outbreak Double Number In Chicago

Chicago’s national reputation as a murder-plagued city is well documented, but a recent outbreak of violence in Indianapolis has been twice as deadly.

04/02/2014

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Police: 2014 First Quarter Murder Total Lowest In 56 Years

The first three months of the year saw 6 fewer murders than the same time frame in 2013–a 9 percent drop–and 55 fewer murders than 2012.

04/01/2014

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McCarthy: February Murders 4th Lowest On Record

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said February’s homicide total was one of the lowest ever, and continued a trend of dropping violent crime that started more than a year ago.

03/03/2014

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McCarthy: Every Major Category Of Crime Down This Year

“There is an unacceptable level of violence, but the progress we’re making is undeniable,” Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said in an interview with the Chicago Sun-Times.

10/31/2013

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Police: Crime Down 15 Percent, Murders Down 25 Percent This Year

The drop translates to 79 fewer murders so far this year, compared to the same time period last year, police said. The number of murders through July is the lowest for any year since 1965.

08/01/2013

Karen Freeman-Wilson, mayor of Gary, Ind. (CBS File Photo)

Gary Seeks State Police Help To Curb Murders

Gary has been waiting for an answer from the state of Indiana about whether help will be sent in to curb a wave of violence, but Governor Mike Pence says he needs more information.

07/19/2013

State Rep. Monique Davis (Credit: ilga.gov)

State Rep.: ‘Maybe The Police Are Killing Some Of These Kids’

An Illinois state representative has publicly raised the possibility that Chicago police officers might be the ones responsible for the unsolved murders of black youths in Chicago.

WBBM Newsradio–07/19/2013

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Police: Gun Violence Down Compared To Last Year

The number of murders for the first half of the year was the lowest in nearly 50 years.

07/01/2013

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

McCarthy: Cops Ready For Expected Summer Spike In Crime

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.

06/21/2013

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