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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.

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Hadiya Pendleton Park Expansion Headed Forward Despite Shooting

"There's always been a need for more open space in the community," said Ald. Pat Dowell.

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'It's All Hands on Deck' for Chicago Police Over July 4th Weekend

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said, "The entire department will be out, we'll be out in uniform."

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Hadiya Pendleton Park Expansion Pushed Despite Concerns of Local Residents

Ald. Pat Dowell called the park a "celebration of the life of Hadiya Pendleton."

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'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.

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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.

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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.

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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.