Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said Friday that crime is significantly down in two districts historically plagued by violence as a result of an initiative aimed at targeting gangs and drug markets in those areas.McCarthy said murders in the Englewood (7th) and Harrison (11th) districts
After a week of discussion, Chicago has pulled the plug on 15-year-old Herbert Pulgar's design for Chicago's new city sticker, citing the possibility that it includes references to Chicago gangs.Justin Kaufman, WBEZ's head of talk programming, stopped by to give his take on "Sticker-gate" and defend
There’s a new twist in the Chicago Police Department’s controversial plan to build an outdoor shooting range on the far Southeast Side of the city.Bald eagles have nested in wetlands directly adjacent to the property slated for the project.
A baggage handler at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport is accused of stealing a gun from a police officer's checked baggage.Abdoulaye Barry of Chicago has been charged with unlawful use of a weapon, aggravated concealment of a weapon, possession of ammunition without a valid firearms owner iden
Chicago officials and members of the Chicago Police Department gathered in the Lawndale neighborhood on the city's West Side Thursday to pay their final respects to slain police officer Clifton Lewis.Lewis was working off duty as a security guard at a convenience store last week when he was fatally