Chicago homicides spiked by 60 percent in the first three months of 2012 despite increased police resources in some of the city's most dangerous neighborhoods.The Chicago Tribune reports that police statistics show nonfatal shootings also rose sharply in the first quarter.Chicago police and
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he wants to open city tourism offices in Brazil, Germany and Japan this year.Emanuel says he wants to "dramatically" increase the number of visitors to Chicago. He spoke Thursday to members of the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says building a third airport south of Chicago is very important for the state.He's responding to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's new plans to build a fourth runway at O'Hare airport. Emanuel said the expansion would be like adding a third airport without building a new one.
The question of whether Chicago has enough police officers to protect the city during the NATO Summit in May is at the center of a legal battle between activists and the city over a protest march.After long insisting there'd be enough police to keep order, city officials are now saying there won't b
Listen to Jonathan Alter discuss this article on Eight Forty-Eight "Here's my Atlantic profile of Rahm, the most extensive look yet at him as mayor," journalist Jonathan Alter tweeted after his piece "Meet the New Boss" went live online as part
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the search continues for a new outdoor shooting range location for the Chicago Police Department after bald eagles nested near the original site.The police department announced this week it was abandoning the long-planned range after the U.S.
With the Illinois Republican Primary less than a week away, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is singling out presidential candidate Mitt Romney for what he sees as the former Massachusetts Governor's weaknesses.Emanuel, who was chief of staff under President Barack Obama and an adviser to former President
Some Chicago aldermen remain skeptical of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to put speed cameras around schools and parks. The ordinance introduced at Wednesday's City Council meeting would allow cameras to catch speeders within an eighth of mile of schools and parks.North Side Ald.