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Father Pfleger Scolds Aldermen on Debate Over Spike Lee's 'Chiraq'

The Rev. Michael Pfleger called it an "orchestrated distraction" from the city's real gun violence.

Englewood »

'Chiraq' Tax Break Debated as Guv's Deferral Makes Point Moot

Politicians tugged from opposite sides on Spike Lee's film, as Gov. Bruce Rauner halted the tax program.

Downtown »

Burns' 'Chiraq' Resolution Deferred by His Absence Due to Medical Issues

Ald. Will Burns (4th) was trying to halt a state tax credit for Spike Lee's "Chiraq" film production.

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."

Downtown »

Top Cop Defends Crime Stats, But Alderman Says 'Perception is Reality'

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy faced grilling from aldermen on crime statistics.

Downtown »

Number of Murders in First Six Months of Year Lowest Since 1963, Police Say

Overall crime from Jan. 1-June 30 also decreased for the third straight year, down 15 percent from 2013.

The Loop »

Background Checks on Gun Sales, Other Reforms Needed: Congressional Report

U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly prepared what she called the "blueprint for ending the crisis" of gun violence.

Downtown »

Rahm Defends Gun-Shop Demands as 'Good Public Safety, not Punitive'

The City Council passed a court-ordered ordinance for licensing gun shops.

Downtown »

City Gun Shops OK'd by Council Committee, Final Vote Next Week

But the mayor's ordinance would set strict rules for sales and for the location of gun shops.

Downtown »

Hadiya's Birthday 'an Extremely Emotional Time' for Pendletons

"We're just hanging in there," said Nathaniel Pendleton on what would have been Hadiya's 17th birthday.

Downtown »

Gun Shops Face Strict Regulations Under New Rahm Ordinance

Mayor Rahm Emanuel planned to submit the ordinance at Wednesday's City Council meeting.

Washington Park »

Rahm Rallies Radio DJs to Unite in Call to 'Put the Gun Down'

Mayor Rahm Emanuel called on all media, artists, entertainers and athletes to join the effort.

Andersonville »

Rahm on Violence: It's Not Weather, 'It's Whether You Have Values'

Mayor Rahm Emanuel erupted in anger over the Easter weekend's "senseless, meaningless violence."

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.