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Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds announces his 2012 campaign for the congressional seat he once held in the 1990s. (CBS).

Reynolds Urges FBI To Help Chicago Police Fight Gun Violence

Second Congressional District candidate Mel Reynolds on Wednesday urged federal authorities to focus on gun violence in Chicago, instead of alleged financial misdealings by former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife.

WBBM Newsradio–02/06/2013

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy discusses the spike in homicides in January 2013 on the CBS 2 Morning News on Feb. 1, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

McCarthy ‘Very, Very Frustrated’ With January’s Rise In Violent Crime

The first batch of Chicago cops being pulled off desk duty are slated to hit the streets this weekend. That can’t come soon enough for Police Supt. Garry McCarthy, who said in an interview on the CBS 2 Morning News that it’s “very, very frustrating” that improvements in violent crime in Chicago are frequently followed by backsliding.

CBS Chicago–02/01/2013

Chicago police display some of the more than 300 guns seized in the city in the first two weeks of 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Murder Number Triple New York City In January

Chicago, which has about a third of the population of New York City, recorded three times more homicides than the Big Apple in the month of January.

02/01/2013

John Wayne Gacy

Did Gacy’s Spree Go Beyond 33 Victims?

For the first time, a sample of John Wayne Gacy’s blood has been entered into a nationwide system to see whether Gacy committed more than the 33 murders that authorities know about.

01/29/2013

(Credit: Steve Hardy/CBS Local)

Report Details All 506 Chicago Murders From 2012

A new report aims to put faces and names to the number of murders that Chicago saw last year.

WBBM Newsradio–01/14/2013

Adam Landerman (clockwise from top left), Alisa Massaro, Joshua Miner, and Bethany McKee (Credit: Will County Sheriff's Office)

Will County’s Top Prosecutor To Handle Double Murder Case

Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow said Monday he will personally prosecute the murder case against four young men and women accused of strangling two friends in Joliet, then attempting to dismember their bodies.

01/14/2013

File Photo Of Chicago Police Car (Getty Images)

Six Killed, 12 Hurt In Weekend Violence

From Uptown to Englewood, Irving Park to Brighton Park, Humboldt Park to the Back of the Yards, gunshots were heard throughout the city this weekend.

01/07/2013

Photo Of Crime Scene Tape (John Li/Getty Images)

No Murders In Aurora In 2012

Good news on the crime front in Illinois’ second largest city. There were zero murders in Aurora in 2012. That hasn’t happened since 1946.

01/02/2013

Elzbieta Plackowska (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff)

Naperville Woman Charged In Kids’ Murders Due In Court

A court appearance is scheduled today for the Naperville woman, accused of murdering her son and the child she was babysitting last week.

11/08/2012

Justin Plackowski and Olivia Dworakowski (Naperville Community Unit School District 203/Facebook)

Woman Charged With Killing Kids Made Them Pray Before Stabbings

Before killing her own 7-year-old son and the 5-year-old girl she was babysitting, Elzbieta Plackowska allegedly told them to get on their knees and pray.

CBS Chicago–11/01/2012

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy rides patrol on a Chicago street on Sept. 24, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Murder Rate Down In September; McCarthy: ‘Something’s Working’

With Chicago’s murder rate capturing national headlines, Police Supt Garry McCarthy is on the defense, touting recent progress his department has made in the fight against crime.

CBS 2–09/25/2012

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Reduce Tourist Fears With More Cops

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is feeling the heat from an anxious tourism industry over recent killings, CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson says.

07/12/2012

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: What Is City Hall Doing To Stop The Murders?

It seems to be generally agreed that the holiday weekend was a nice one, except for the murders in Chicago.

CBS 2–05/29/2012

Darnell Donerson, 57; Jason Hudson, 29; and Julian King, 7; were all shot and killed in 2008. Authorities say William Balfour, the estranged boyfriend of King's mother, Julia Hudson, killed them. (Credit: CBS)

High Court Justice Weighs In On Tweeting Ban At Hudson Murder Trial

The chief justice of the Illinois Supreme Court is weighing in on the restrictions the trial judge has placed on tweeting from the courtroom in the trial of William Balfour.

CBS Chicago–04/30/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses his decision to consolidate Chicago Police district stations and detective divisions, a move that will reduce the number of district stations from 25 to 22 by the fall. The number of detective divisions has been cut from five to three. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel: Long-Term Strategies Needed To Lower Spiking Crime

Facing a setback in efforts to reduce gun violence and make Chicago a safer place to live, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Thursday that police are focusing on long-term strategies to target street gangs.

CBS Chicago–04/12/2012

Fedell Caffey, Debra Evans

New Trial For Man Convicted Of Killing Family, Cutting Baby From Womb?

The man convicted of killing an Addison woman in 1995 and cutting an unborn baby from her womb should find out Wednesday when he will get a hearing that could lead to a new trial.

CBS Chicago–02/15/2012

Fedell Caffey, Debra Evans

Hearing Set For Man Convicted Of Killing Family, Cutting Baby From Womb

One of the people convicted of the murder of a pregnant woman and cutting out her unborn child over 15 years ago is headed back to court next week.

CBS Chicago–02/07/2012

Chicago Police vehicle. (Credit: CBS)

No Murders For 5 Days, But Homicide Rate Still Up

Less than two weeks after city officials touted the fact the city went 24 hours without a single shooting or homicide, Mayor Rahm Emanuel acknowledged Monday that the city’s murder rate is up significantly during the first month of the year.

CBS Chicago–01/30/2012

A Chicago police car. (Photo Credit: MIRA OBERMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Only 30 Percent Of Last Year’s Murders Have Been Solved

Murders in Chicago were down last year, but it’s a different story when it comes to the number of murders actually solved.

WBBM Newsradio–01/25/2012

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

New Gary Mayor Introduces Public Safety Team

Gary’s new mayor is pledging to put the brakes on a growing number of burglaries in the city. That’s just one item on Karen Freeman-Wilson’s “to-do” list after taking office as Gary’s first female mayor.

CBS 2–01/04/2012

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