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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.

Logan Square »

'Evil' Wheelchair-Bound Gangbanger Gets 99 Years for Barber's Murder

A judge initially had pity for Andrew Ruiz, but lost it after his trial for Manny Roman's brutal murder.

Englewood »

Man Set Free in 2012 After 32 Years in Prison Charged With Murder Again

Wrongfully convicted and then released 32 years later, Andre Davis is back in a cell on murder charges.

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.

Logan Square »

Sister Shot By Brother Urges Lighter Sentence: 'We Weren't Raised to Hate'

The Logan Square man killed another sister in a drunken rage.

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 »

Rahm Praises Crime Stats, Pushes Police to do Better in 2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel stressed "quality of life" issues instead at a Police Department media event.

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 »

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.

Auburn Gresham »

Rev. Michael Pfleger Plans Peace March for First Day of Summer Friday

The St. Sabina pastor timed the rally for the season that typically sees the most murders in the city.

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