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CNNJust days after their school year started, 400,000 Chicago students will be out of school indefinitely as their teachers go on strike Monday in the country's third-largest school district. Almost 30,000 teachers and support staff are off the job after...
Tribune reporterSo far this month, the number of homicides has surpassed an average of one per day. Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy found some consolation in that statistic on Saturday. “The fact is, we’re doing better than we were doing...
Tribune reporterMayor Rahm Emanuel has asked federal law enforcement for help in combating violence and drugs in two areas of Chicago that the city says have seen the highest increase in crime this year. Chicago police officers will coordinate with U.S. marshals and...
Tags: Englewood, FBI, Rahm Emanuel, Murder, Crime, Law and Justice
Before there was a looming teachers strike and before the mayor had to go through Friday's charade of giving Chicago Public Schools frontman Jean-Claude Brizard a vote of confidence, the schoolmaster was engaging in social networking. Brizard got himself...
Tribune reporterChicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy acknowledged today that the city has an "unacceptable level of violence," but insisted that the department's efforts to combat narcotics-related gang crime is showing positive results. In a crime-ridden week in which...
Tribune reporterA Chicago police officer who was shot while on duty on the Far South Side Wednesday night may need additional surgery, Superintendent Garry McCarthy said Thursday. The five-year police veteran exchanged gunfire with a 15-year-old boy after police stopped...
Tags: Shootings, Injuries and Wounds, Morgan Park
Tribune reporterHomicides fell in Chicago during July compared with a year earlier, the first monthly decline so far in 2012, which has seen murders spike by almost 27 percent. July ended with 49 homicides, six fewer than in July 2011, an 11 percent drop, police...
Tags: Englewood, Garfield Park, South Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, Murder
CHICAGO (AP) — There are many theories about what has caused a recent spike in Chicago's homicide rate, including a splintering of established gangs, the warm winter and high unemployment in neighborhoods that seem a world away from the city's...
Tags: Rahm Emanuel, Murder, Chicago Mayor
WGN NewsPolice superintendent Garry McCarthy says a new report show his strategies to decrease shootings and murders in chicago is working. The murder rate for July was the third lowest since 1987. 49 people were murdered in July compared with 55 people in July...
Chicago police officials said today that they have arrested 39 people and confiscated several guns, drugs and vehicles as they "dismantled" drug operations that accounted for millions of dollars in yearly drug sales on the South and West sides. Police...
Tags: Englewood, Heroin, Chicago Lawn, Drug Trafficking, Gang Activity
Tribune reportersA 26-year-old alleged gang member has been charged with the fatal shooting of Heaven Sutton, the 7-year-old girl who was selling candy with her mother near her North Austin neighborhood home moments before a stray bullet struck her in the back last week....
Tags: Judges, Rahm Emanuel, Gang Activity, Assault, Prosecution
Tribune reporterChicago's state-of-the-art dispatch system, which routes emergency calls to police in the field, crashed late Monday night but was up and running by this morning. Technicians at the Office of Emergency and Management Communications on the Near West...
Tags: Near West Side
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