Chicago police say three people have been killed and another 20 have been injured in separate shootings over 13 hours overnight.Police say the shootings happened late Friday and early Saturday.A 29-year-old man was killed in a drive-by shooting across from a North Side high school about 1:20 a.m.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is trying to throw another wrench into a key immigration-enforcement program of President Obama’s administration, saying it ensnares too many people and erodes trust in local police.
A few years ago, Toronto, Ontario had a spike in murders, and the public wouldn't stand for it. They demanded an end to the violence. One solution was a new police unit called TAVIS, which stands for Targeted Anti-Violence Intervention Strategies.
Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy is calling on residents to help bring down the number of police-involved shootings. McCarthy spoke to reporters Tuesday, after officers shot and wounded two residents Monday in unrelated incidents."
A new study shows race could play a role in traffic stops across Illinois.An Illinois Department of Transportation and University of Illinois at Chicago study of traffic stops in 2010 found that minorities are more likely to be cited or to be asked for a consent search than white drivers.
Even after 911 tapes released to the media included calls from people reporting young people fighting and making threats on a popular Chicago beach, police say the decision to close the beach on Memorial Day was tied to the heat and not violence or threats.In a statement Friday, police reiterated wh