Stories tagged: Chicago
THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017, 1:24 P.M.
Chicago policeman charged with murder released from jail
A judge has ordered that a Chicago police officer be released from jail after he promised to appear in court on charges of first-degree murder in the shooting death of …
FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017, 10:30 A.M.
Feds release scathing report on Chicago police abuse
Chicago police have violated the constitutional rights of residents for years, permitting racial bias against blacks, using excessive force and shooting people who did not pose immediate threats, the Justice …
THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 2017, 7:23 A.M.
Justice Department to find constitutional abuses by Chicago police: sources
The U.S. Department of Justice plans to announce it has found the Chicago Police Department engaged in a pattern or practice of conduct that violated the U.S. Constitution, two sources …
FRIDAY, JAN. 6, 2017, 1:57 P.M.
Four suspects in beating of disabled man shown on Facebook appear in court
Four black people accused of beating a mentally disabled white man and broadcasting the attack on Facebook appeared Friday in court, where a judge asked them, “Where was your sense …
THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2017, 4:26 P.M.
Four in Chicago held after Facebook video shows group assaulting disabled man
Authorities in Chicago charged four people with hate crimes Thursday following the emergence of a disturbing video appearing to show them shouting obscenities about President-elect Donald Trump and white people …
MONDAY, JAN. 2, 2017, 6:41 P.M.
Under 3 weeks left: Obama in closing stretch of presidency
His last vacation behind him, President Barack Obama is entering the closing stretch of his presidency, an eleventh-hour push to tie up loose ends and put finishing touches on his …
SUNDAY, JAN. 1, 2017, 4:15 P.M.
1 of Chicago’s bloodiest years ends with 762 homicides
One of the most violent years in Chicago history ended Sunday with a sobering tally: 762 homicides, the most in two decades in the city and more than New York …
SATURDAY, DEC. 31, 2016, 3:42 P.M.
Silent march through downtown Chicago marks year of violence
Hundreds of people carried crosses Saturday for each person slain in Chicago this year during a quiet march along Michigan Avenue.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28, 2016, 11:45 A.M.
Chicago speeds up plan to equip officers with body cameras
Chicago authorities say all police officers will be equipped with body cameras by the end of 2017, a year ahead of schedule.
MONDAY, DEC. 26, 2016, 1:27 P.M.
Nearly 50 people shot in Chicago over holiday weekend
Five people were wounded in shootings in Chicago early Monday, bringing to almost 50 the number of people shot in the city since Christmas weekend began Friday afternoon.
SUNDAY, DEC. 25, 2016, 6:10 P.M.
Aldridge’s season-high 33 help Spurs hold off Bulls
LaMarcus Aldridge had a season-high 33 points and the San Antonio Spurs held on to beat the Chicago Bulls 119-100 on Sunday after nearly blowing a hot start.
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016, 10:35 A.M.
Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. files for divorce
Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. filed for divorce Monday from former Alderman Sandi Jackson, according to Cook County court records.
THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2016, 8:01 A.M.
Bloody month in Chicago brings death toll past 700 mark
November was another bloody month in Chicago, ending with more than twice as many homicides as during the same month last year.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2016, 1:56 P.M.
Regulators: Illinois doctor’s pill mill supplied 11 states
Illinois regulators have yanked a suburban Chicago doctor’s license for running a cash-only pill mill and prescribing vast amounts of fentanyl and other addictive painkillers to patients in 11 states.
TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2016, 11:50 A.M.
Dozens arrested during protests for higher minimum wages
Dozens of people were arrested Monday as they participated in protests nationwide for a $15 per hour minimum wage.
MONDAY, NOV. 28, 2016, 11:46 A.M.
8 killed, 62 wounded in Chicago over holiday weekend
Chicago saw one of its most violent Thanksgiving holidays in years, with eight people killed and 62 others wounded between late Wednesday afternoon and early Monday.
FRIDAY, NOV. 25, 2016, 8:57 A.M.
Chicago police fatally shoot 2 people in unrelated incidents
A Chicago police officer shot and killed a gunman who had killed one person and injured another early Friday, in the second fatal shooting involving the city’s police in just …
MONDAY, NOV. 21, 2016, 9:53 A.M.
O’Hare Airport workers delay strike until after Thanksgiving weekend
About 500 workers at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago say they’ll strike Nov. 29, after the Thanksgiving holiday.
SUNDAY, NOV. 20, 2016, 6:38 P.M.
Performance of ‘Hamilton’ disrupted in Chicago by audience member
An audience disruption took place at the Saturday evening production of “Hamilton” at the PrivateBank Theatre in downtown Chicago.
MONDAY, NOV. 14, 2016, 12:10 P.M.
37 shot in Chicago over weekend as ‘enforcement teams’ are deployed
Five people were killed and at least 32 others were wounded in shootings in Chicago from Friday afternoon to early Monday, a weekend when city, state, county and federal police …
FRIDAY, NOV. 11, 2016, 12:53 P.M.
Supercharged Chicago-to-Tokyo stock trading network in the works
Some of the world’s top trading firms have agreed to build a faster data transmission network between Chicago and Tokyo, according to a person familiar with the matter, a move …
FRIDAY, NOV. 11, 2016, 9:53 A.M.
Protest threat prompts Chicago high school to cancel classes
A Catholic high school on Chicago’s South Side canceled Friday classes amid concern about a demonstration, which was later postponed, to protest the fatal police shooting of a black man …
TUESDAY, NOV. 1, 2016, 3:08 P.M.
Chicago on pace to have its deadliest year in two decades
As a brutal year continues in Chicago, the city’s spiking homicide numbers have resulted in a series of grim milestones and headlines. It took only until the end of Labor …
MONDAY, OCT. 31, 2016, 1:01 P.M.
Chicago has deadliest weekend with 17 killed
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson repeated his call for a crackdown on repeat gun offenders after weekend violence marked the deadliest so far in what has been the city’s most …
MONDAY, OCT. 10, 2016, 10:35 P.M.
Chicago teachers, district reach tentative deal; no strike
Chicago teachers and the nation’s third-largest school district struck a tentative deal on a new contract late Monday, averting what would have been the second major strike since 2012 for …
MONDAY, OCT. 3, 2016, 12:22 P.M.
Summer violence continues into October in Chicago: 46 shot over weekend
Five people were killed in shootings across Chicago over the weekend, including a 17-year-old girl in the Back of the Yards neighborhood and a man just outside a station on …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 29, 2016, 2:47 P.M.
Why is Chicago a murder capital? Clues from a bloody month
Malik Causey was one of 91 homicide victims in Chicago in August, the deadliest month in the city in two decades and the latest milestone for a metropolis becoming known …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28, 2016, 1:04 P.M.
Starbucks to open West Seattle store, provide youth job training
Starbucks plans to open a store in West Seattle’s White Center next year as part of the company’s nationwide initiative supporting economic development in low- to medium-income communities.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 24, 2016, 4:45 P.M.
Modern Theater Spokane takes a giddy, rowdy and jazzy trip to ‘Chicago’
Directed by Abbey Crawford, the Spokane theater opens its season on a high note with Kander and Ebb’s still-relevant musical.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 22, 2016, NOON
Modern Spokane jazzes things up with ‘Chicago’
On its surface, “Chicago” is a glitzy celebration of tabloid sensationalism and Jazz Age excess, but dig a little deeper and you’ll find a dark and gritty morality play about …