McCarthy Warns Of Dangers From Concealed Carry LawMcCarthy, who has been one of the most vocal critics of the law allowing Illinois residents to carry concealed firearms in public, warned there will be confrontations that could escalate into deadly shootings.
McCarthy: February Murders 4th Lowest On RecordChicago 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.
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.
Youth Shootings Drop By 40 Percent In 2013 In ChicagoThe youth violence that has too often drawn a national spotlight on Chicago has taken a significant dip, a new analysis shows.
Police Board Rejects Deal To Suspend Chicago Cop 60 Days In Woman's DeathThe police board scrapped the deal that police Supt. Garry McCarthy had struck with Sgt. Steven Lesner. Instead, the eight-member panel of mayoral appointees has ordered a full inquiry into the events that led to Catherine Weiland’s death.
Police Department Changes Disability Policy For Military VetsDepartment spokesman Adam Collins said the policy for those officers wounded or injured while on active duty military assignments will be the same as those wounded or injured in the line of duty.
McCarthy: More Than 6,500 Illegal Guns Seized So Far This Year“Even with the best policing in the world, without laws that help keep illegal guns off the streets and laws that provide real punishment for the dangerous criminals who carry them, we’ll continue to face an uphill battle,” McCarthy said.
McCarthy To Have Back SurgeryPolice Supt. Garry McCarthy was undergoing back surgery on Thursday, and was expected to be off the job for at least a few days.
Sen. Kirk Lends Voice To Calls For Mandatory Sentencing For Gun CrimesRepublican U.S. Senator Mark Kirk is adding his voice to those calling for tougher sentences for gun crimes in Illinois, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
McCarthy: Study Bolsters Call For Stiffer Firearms SentencesMayor 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.
Chicago Not Actually 'Murder Capital' Of, Well, AnythingThanks 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
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.
CeaseFire Shutting Down 2 Offices As City Funding Dries UpFormer 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.
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.