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

McCarthy: Study Bolsters Call For Stiffer Firearms Sentences

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s argument for stiffer firearms sentences is bolstered by a new study showing gun possession offenders placed on probation are more likely to get re-arrested for murder than other felons, his police superintendent says.

10/14/2013

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Chicago Not Actually ‘Murder Capital’ Of, Well, Anything

Thanks to recent headlines, you’d think the FBI rolled out the red carpet and handed Chicago a beautiful, hand-engraved (in cursive!) plaque that reads Murderiest Murder City in Murderland. In reality, the FBI did no such thing. Here’s a closer look at the FBI’s statistics and how they do and do not relate to homicides in Chicago

09/26/2013

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

Aldermen Differ On How To Solve Chicago’s Gun Violence

Some Chicago Aldermen have different ideas about the way police should address the continuing gun violence in the City reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

09/24/2013

CeaseFire

CeaseFire Shutting Down 2 Offices As City Funding Dries Up

Former CeaseFire director Tio Hardiman claimed, over the year the group received funding from the city, murders were down 100 percent in two police beats in Woodlawn.

09/13/2013

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

McCarthy: First Week Of Safe Passage Success ‘Going To Continue’

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.

09/03/2013

Chicago Police Numbers Show Crime Is Down From Last Year

The Chicago police department is out with its latest crime statistics, showing a significant drop.

09/01/2013

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McCarthy On Expanded Safe Passage Program: ‘This Is True Community Policing’

The city’s top cop said he’s pleased with how things have been going so far, as children head back to their first day of classes.

08/26/2013

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Emanuel Tells Safe Passage Trainees To ‘Throw Something At The Cameras’ At Rally

Mayor Emanuel, Schools CEO Barbara Byrd Bennett and Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy addressed adult Safe Passage trainees at Chicago State University. WBBM’s Bob Roberts reports that they delivered a message that sounded more like an old-fashioned political rally than a class visit.

08/21/2013

The glass of a CTA bus stop was shattered when five people were shot -- apparently with an assault rifle -- in the Uptown neighborhood on Aug. 19, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Police Have ‘Good Evidence’ In Uptown Shooting That Wounded 5

Police said they have “good evidence” on a shooting in Uptown that left five people wounded, but disputed the local alderman’s report that three people were in custody for the attack.

08/21/2013

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk discusses his recovery from a stroke, a day before he returns to work at the U.S. Capitol. Kirk suffered the stroke on Jan. 23, 2012, and underwent extensive rehabilitation before his scheduled return to the Senate on Jan. 3, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Kirk Wants Feds To Fight Gangs In Chicago

U.S. Senator Mark Kirk is once again shining a spotlight on the problem of street-gang violence.

08/19/2013

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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

A PeaceMakers basketball game at St. Sabina. (Credit: CBS)

Basketball League Promotes Peaceful Message In Wake Of Violence

Some of the young men teaming up the court are rivals on the street, but the PeaceMakers basketball league says it’s serious about posting up against violence.

07/08/2013

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

Despite Weekend Shootings, McCarthy Says Strategies ‘Clearly Working’

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Monday that his crime-fighting strategies are “clearly working,” even though he was “disappointed” at the number of shootings across the city during the long July 4th weekend.

07/08/2013

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Police To Use Twitter, Texting To Communicate With Residents

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy will be unveiling some technological additions designed to improve the department’s communication with the community.

07/08/2013

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

Joliet police bought this heroin in an undercover purchase; the alleged dealer was later arrested. (CBS)

Police Charge 23 In Drug Distribution Ring

Chicago Police, the Drug Enforcement Administration and other agencies announced a major drug bust this afternoon, WBBM’s Terry Keshner.

06/20/2013

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6 Dead, 41 Hurt In Weekend Shootings; Police Shoot 3 Others, 2 Fatally

The number of people killed or wounded over the last few days added up to the single-most violent weekend in Chicago this year. Those killed ranged in age from 16 to 40.

06/17/2013

Tio Hardiman, arrested on domestic abuse charge. (Credit: Hillside Police)

McCarthy: CeaseFire Program To Be Judged On Merits, Not Charges Against Director

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Monday that the city should not necessarily have to end a contract with the anti-violence group CeaseFire, after its director was charged with domestic abuse for allegedly punching and kicking his wife.

06/03/2013

File Photo Of Glock Handgun. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

McCarthy Criticizes Training Requirement In Concealed Carry Measure

Chicago’s top cop said Monday the concealed carry legislation approved by state lawmakers last week should have mandated more training before a person can carry a concealed fiream.

WBBM Newsradio–06/03/2013

Police officers on foot patrol in the Uptown neighborhood, near Truman College. (Credit: CBS)

Police: Murders Down In Zones With Foot Patrol Saturations

Chicago Police are expanding their so-called Operation Impact. That’s the saturation of high crime areas with foot patrols made up of new recruits.

05/15/2013

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