2020 Chicago Crime Spike: Carjackings More Than Double, Homicides Up More Than 50%Attempted carjackings in Chicago have skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic, reaching a 20-year high in 2020.
Cook County Homicides Spike, Top 900 Mark In 2020
Cook County Passes 900 Homicides So Far In 2020The medical examiner's office says this is only the second time in almost 25 years the county has surpassed 900 homicides in one year.
Gary Neighborhood Stunned By Murder Of Father, 15-Year-Old SonA father and his teenage son were found dead in their home, in a grim discovery that left a Gary, Indiana neighborhood stunned.
Man, 15-Year-Old Boy Found Dead In Home In GaryA 15-year-old boy and a man were found dead inside a home in Gary, Indiana on Monday afternoon.
Police: Chicago Crime Numbers Dramatically Fall In JanuaryChicago saw half as many homicides in January compared to the same month last year, marking a dramatic drop in the city's homicide level that hasn't been recorded for a January in nearly a decade.
Police: Chicago Homicides Down By Nearly 100 In 2018Police in Chicago, the nation's third largest city, report that 561 homicides were committed between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2018.
Gun Deaths Top 250,000 Per Year Worldwide, Study FindsGun deaths worldwide total about 250,000 yearly and the United States is among just six countries that make up half of those fatalities, a study found.
Chicago Goes 6 Days Without A Fatal ShootingFor the first time since March of last year, Chicago has gone six full days without a fatal shooting.
UPDATE: 5 Dead, 24 Hurt in Thanksgiving Weekend ShootingsLast year’s Thanksgiving weekend saw 68 people shot across the city, eight of them fatally.
Doctor: Assault Weapons Cause Catastrophic InjuriesIn his 32 years at Stroger Hospital, Dr. Richard Keen has treated thousands of gunshot victims.
Cook County State's Attorney's Office Makes Changes To Handling Murder CasesThe Cook County State's Attorney's office is changing the way it handles homicide cases, with the goal of getting more convictions.
Son Found Parents Stabbed To Death In Austin HomeA person was in custody Sunday afternoon after a son found his elderly parents stabbed to death early Sunday in their home.
Deaths Of Berwyn Couple Ruled A HomicideAuthorities in Berwyn are investigating the deaths of a couple, discovered in their home Friday.
2 Slain In Woodlawn As Chicago Surpasses 100 Homicides This YearTwo men were shot to death early Saturday in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side, bringing the number of homicides in Chicago this year to 101.