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After Bloody Weekend, Rahm Says Chicagoans Need to 'Secure Our Streets'

The mayor said stopping street violence "is not just the job of the Police Department."

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Crime is Down Citywide Over the Past Four Years, Emanuel's Office Says

Of the 77 neighborhoods, only O'Hare saw overall crime stats go up.

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City Hall 2014 Year In Review: Crime Drops, Lucas Museum Looms

Murders declined to a 50-year low, while Mayor Rahm Emanuel plunged into the Polar Vortex.

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Garcia Questions Crime Stats, Calls for 1,000 More Officers

Jesus "Chuy" Garcia accused Mayor Rahm Emanuel of breaking a promise to hire more police.

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Chuy, Rahm Clash on Number of Police on the Street

Jesus "Chuy" Garcia accused Mayor Rahm Emanuel of breaking a campaign pledge to hire 1,000 officers.

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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."

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

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

South Chicago »

Gang Member Held Without Bail in South Chicago Fatal Shooting: Authorities

Deonta Noble, 20, was identified as a shooter via his Facebook page, prosecutors said.

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.