The city of Chicago has demolished more than 250 vacant buildings this year in an effort to eliminate potential gang hangouts in high-crime neighborhoods.Mayor Rahm Emanuel said in a statement Thursday the demolitions are part of a joint initiative between Chicago police and the city's Departmen
Last weekend was a bloody one: More than 50 shootings were reported, nearly 20 percent of those were fatal. Summer after summer, Chicagoans are consumed by violence and a seemingly exponential murder rate.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is talking up 29 Chicago-area arrests that were part of a national operation targeting transnational gangs. "Project Nefarious," an operation targeting transnational gangs, led to more than 600 arrests nationwide, according to ICE.
After a week of controversy, the city of Chicago has decided to design the 2012-13 vehicle registration sticker in house.On Wednesday, the city axed the winning design by a 15-year-old boy amid concerns that it may depict street gang signs.City Clerk Susana Mendoza announced that the runner-up's des
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