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Edgewater »

Mayor Admits Gang Shift Forced Cops to Play Catch-Up, Alter Tactics

Mayor Rahm Emanuel admitted that, at first, "we didn't really have a comprehensive anti-gang strategy."

Bronzeville »

Chicago Gun Shop Ruling a Court 'Straitjacket,' Rahm Says

The mayor will seek a six-month delay in a court order allowing gun shops in the city.

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.

Downtown »

3-D Printed Guns May Get Jammed Up in City Council

Aldermen Edward Burke and James Balcer proposed a ban on guns made with a 3-D printer.

Downtown »

Mayor Defends Police Overtime, Decision Not to Hire More Cops

Budget Director Alexandra Holt said overtime adds flexibility and puts more police on the street.

Downtown »

Proposal to Hire More Cops Tabled in Budget Committee

The Budget Committee tabled a measure to spend $25 million on more police officers.

Downtown »

Police Union: Hire More Cops Instead of Paying $93M in Overtime

"These officers are right here, right now," said police Supt. Garry McCarthy to justify overtime.

Downtown »

Top Cop: Chief Keef is Example of City's Juvenile Crime Problem

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy also said murders were down 20 percent this year.

River North »

Mandatory Minimums Show Need for Prison Reform, Says Think Tank

Paula Wolff of Metropolis Strategies says prison population must be reduced to accommodate gun criminals.

Auburn Gresham »

Operation Impact: Beat Cops on Street Cut Crime in Hot Spots, Mayor Says

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy credited Operation Impact with a drop in crime stats.

Downtown »

Cop Jobs Have No Place in Budget Talks, Ald. James Balcer Says

The City Council's Public Safety Committee chairman noted that the city is already hiring new officers.

Kenwood »

Hadiya Pendleton's Mom Sobs in Court as Daughter's Alleged Killers Appear

The slain teen's mother reacted when Michael Ward and Kenneth Williams were brought to court.

The Loop »

Safe Passage Signs Going Up Along School Routes

As students from closing schools prepare for a new start, the city is stepping up its security efforts.

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