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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.

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.

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