South Shore Business Owners Say Police Should Do More To Stop Gang And Drug ActivityBusiness owners in the South Shore neighborhood say gangs and drugs have taken over the streets outside their shops. They say authorities are not doing enough to crack down on the criminals.
11 Year Old Girl Shot In Chest In Chicago's Pullman Neighborhood, 1 Other WoundedAn 11-year-old girl is in serious condition after getting shot in the chest in Chicago’s Pullman neighborhood. The 11-year-old and a 17-year-old were shot while walking home Sunday night.
Lawndale Residents Refuse To Accept Violence As The NormThe violent weekend did not only impact families directly involved, it’s left a ripple effect on those communities.
3-Year-Old And Father In Stable Condition After Gang-Related Shooting, Police SayPolice say a man walked up to the 34-year-old dad just before 3 p.m. Wednesday near Damen and 48th Street and started shooting, before running to a waiting black sedan.
Social Media Altering Street-Gang Culture, Fueling Violence New law enforcement materials compiled by the Chicago Crime Commission say the embrace of social media by gangs to taunt rivals or conceal drug-dealing operations is the biggest change in how gangs operate compared with 10 years ago.
Two Year Old Shot In Joliet, Parents Facing ChargesA two year old is having surgery today after getting shot in the leg last night. The shooting happened in the 400 block of Landau Street in Joliet around 7:45 Tuesday night.
Ald. Lopez Speaks Out On Gang Violence, Regardless Of ThreatsAlderman Raymond Lopez is not backing away from comments that apparently provoked a street gang's threats against him.
Why Is Chicago A Murder Capital? Clues From A Bloody MonthAn analysis of the August toll shows more clearly than ever who's dying in the Chicago slaughter and what's behind it.
Escalante: Cops Putting Gangs "On Notice" Amid Spike In ShootingsActing Chicago Police Supt. John Escalante said the department has employed multiple strategies to quell a significant spike in violent crime at the start of the New Year – including the shootings of 16 people over an 11-hour period on Monday, including five homicides.
CPD, Sheriff's Officers To Increase Coordinated Efforts To Target GangsAmid a spike in shootings and homicides to start the new year, the Chicago Police Department has forged a new partnership with the Cook County Sheriff’s office to target gang violence that affects both the city and suburbs.
Person Of Interest In Tyshawn Lee Murder Held On $1 Million Bond For Unrelated ChargePolice investigating the murder of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee on Chicago's South Side are talking to a man previously questioned in the case.
Cook County Commissioner Wants Shooters Charged As Domestic TerroristsIn the wake of a holiday weekend in which at least 55 people were shot in Chicago – 12 of them fatally – a Cook County Commissioner was calling for city- and county-wide action to quell gang violence.
McCarthy Admits Slow Learning Curve - At First - On Changing Gang StructureMcCarthy acknowledged it took several months after he took over the Police Department in 2011 to see how splintered street gangs had become.
Chicago Police Believe Visiting Gang Leaders Reduces ViolenceChicago’s top cop says a new police tactic for toning down violence – derided by some critics as “hug-a-thug” – has been getting positive results.
New U.S. Attorney: Mayor's Criticism Of Gun Prosecutions UnfairGiving his first interview since he was finally confirmed by the Senate last month, Zach Fardon showed a willingness to stand up to the politicians who’ve put huge public pressure on him to do more to tackle the street violence plaguing Chicago’s South and West Sides.