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
A Chicago alderman says the city’s account of a fatal shooting by an off-duty police detective is “thin and weak” and says investigators aren’t doing a thorough job.Alderman Michael Chandler (24th) says he has heard from North Lawndale residents who saw the shooting but have yet to be contacted by a
The city of Chicago is buying an additional 8,500 face shields for its police officers as the city continues to prepare for the NATO conference.The shields, which will cost the city about $757,650, will fit over police helmets and provide added protection against rocks or fluids.The additional purch
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.
Though the Chicago Police Department received more 911 calls in January and February of this year compared to the same time last year, the average officer response time is down in the two months, according the department.In an emailed statement, the police department said average response time for "
Local improv troupe "Baby Wants Candy" performs a musical inspired by President Barack Obama and GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney - from WBEZ on Vimeo.Tensions over Iran’s nuclear capacity have led to threats of (if not a full-on move to) a military attack, which in turn have many pon