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
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.