Stories tagged: Chicago
THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017, 2:41 P.M.
Homicides in Chicago outpacing last year after deadliest day so far in 2017
Homicides are now outpacing last year in Chicago after the city experienced its deadliest day so far this year, according to data kept by the Chicago Tribune.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 9:32 A.M.
Principals to bar immigration agents from Chicago schools
Chicago Public Schools has instructed its principals not to let federal immigration agents inside district buildings without a criminal warrant.
SATURDAY, FEB. 18, 2017, 4:02 P.M.
Chicago police: Man charged in shooting death of toddler
A man has been charged in a Chicago shooting captured on video that killed two people, including a toddler, and wounded a pregnant woman, police said Saturday.
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 10:34 A.M.
6 dead, at least 6 wounded in Chicago shootings
Six people, including a 2-year-old boy and his uncle, were killed and at least six other people were wounded in shootings across Chicago during an 18-hour period from Tuesday morning …
TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2017, 5:06 P.M.
Chicago toddler shot and killed in latest spasm of violence
A Chicago toddler was shot and killed on Tuesday in what police suspect was a “gang hit” on a man in a vehicle with her, just a few days after …
FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2017, 9:42 A.M.
Suspects in videotaped beating plead not guilty in Chicago
Four black people charged with a hate crime in an attack on a white mentally disabled man that was shown live on Facebook have pleaded not guilty.
UPDATED: THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 9:25 P.M.
In executive actions, Trump vows crackdown on violent crime
President Donald Trump signed three executive actions Thursday designed to crack down on violence in America, directing the Department of Justice to form a task force and take other steps …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017, 10:30 A.M.
RFK’s son Chris Kennedy announces run for Illinois governor
Chicago businessman Chris Kennedy will join the Democratic race for Illinois governor, campaign aides to the son of the late Robert F. Kennedy said. “Today I am announcing my run …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 10:39 P.M.
Syrian man leads Pledge of Allegiance at citizenship event
Rohi Atassi was among 117 immigrants to become the newest American citizens during a Chicago naturalization ceremony Tuesday, but the Syrian dentist stood out among his peers.
TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 1:42 P.M.
Trump again calls out Chicago on violence and repeats debunked murder rate claim
President Donald Trump on Tuesday again singled out violence in Chicago, this time during a White House meeting with sheriffs where he repeated a debunked claim that the U.S. murder …
TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 8:23 A.M.
Coyotes removed from Chicago park after residents fed them, let them play with pets
Two coyotes were removed from a park on Chicago’s North Side after people began feeding them and letting them play with their dogs, according to an email from the alderman …
THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2017, 8:34 A.M.
Chicago man gets 30 years for I-90 murder
A Chicago man will spend 30 years in prison for murdering his girlfriend in front of their young son while high on drugs.
UPDATED: THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2017, 8:17 A.M.
Six shot, including 12-year-old girl, at memorial for slain woman in Chicago
The mourners had gathered near a street corner in Chatham on Chicago’s South Side on Wednesday evening, around teddy bears, balloons, candles and a poster memorializing a woman killed near …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 2017, 7:25 A.M.
Trump warns he’s ready to ‘send in the Feds’ to Chicago
President Donald Trump is serving notice he’s ready to “send in the Feds” if Chicago can’t reduce its homicide figures. Trump tweeted Tuesday night: “If Chicago doesn’t fix the horrible …
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.