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Downtown »

Top Cop Hopes to Add 265 More Officers By Year's End

McCarthy told aldermen crime was down, and the racial disparity for marijuana citations was "erased."

Noble Square »

Crime Spree Robber Held Knife to 3-Year-Old's Throat, Prosecutors Say

James Whiteside is accused in two rapes and two robberies, including robbing the girl's mom near church.

Hermosa »

Teen Charged With Murder in Decapitation of Man Found on Christmas

Alexis Valdez, 18, was charged Thursday after he allegedly dismembered a 41-year-old man, police said.

Bridgeport »

Chicago 'By No Means' the Murder Capital of the U.S., Yale Study Concludes

Rahm and McCarthy touted the study's findings to renew calls for after-school programs and gun control.

West Rogers Park »

Man Shot While Allegedly Robbing Devon Shop Held on $400,000 Bail

The suspect, Bradley Lawrence, limped into court Thursday.

South Shore (above 79th) »

Four Men Tried to Carjack Cop, Prosecutors Say

The would-be carjackers realized they had targeted an off-duty cop and ran, according to a police report.

South Loop »

Man Demands Sandwich, Cash From Columbia College Student: Police

The convicted felon allegedly confronted two Columbia students in September and October.

Near West Side »

Officer Arrests Five Blue Line Robbers, Police Say

The officer grabbed a group who swiped a messenger's bag after they couldn't take his bike, police said.

Lakeview »

Lakeview Alderman Alerts Residents to String of Robberies

Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) used his newsletter to alert residents to a recent spate of robberies.

Back of the Yards »

One Killed, One Wounded in Shooting at 47th and Ashland

Washington Park resident Ramone Godfrey, 19, died Sunday.

Streeterville »

Pregnant Woman Robbed at Northwestern Hospital

A man snatched her iPhone as she got up from her wheelchair, prosecutors said.

Lakeview »

Lakeview Residents Blame Youth Services for Area Crimes

Neighbors said youth shelters attract criminals to Lakeview, but the service organizations disagree.

Auburn Gresham »

Slain 15-Year-Old Had Moved to California After Father Was Shot to Death

Patrick Sykes, 15, was in town visiting family and childhood friends when he was gunned down Thursday.