It's been a bloody year in the nation's third-largest city. A spike in murders and shootings — much of it gang-related — shocked Chicagoans, spurred new crime-fighting strategies and left indelible images.
Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy is explaining his tactics in the face of an upward trend in murders on his watch.September 2011 had more murders than September of 2010. The same is true of October, November, and December.
CHICAGO — A housekeeping employee suspected in the fatal shooting of a woman inside a Chicago hospital parking garage, which prompted an hours-long lockdown, was arrested during a Friday traffic stop, police said.The woman was shot late Thursday in a University of Illinois at Chicago hospital garage
CHICAGO — Investigators say they are checking surveillance video and questioning people in connection with the stabbing death of a Wisconsin woman, whose body was found in a Chicago hotel.The body of Sarai Michaels of LaCrosse, Wis. was found early Tuesday in the Hotel Felix.