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Amid Surge In Carjackings, Top Cop To Send In More Detectives

After a year in which carjackings rose 135 percent, the first 20 days of 2021 saw 144 carjackings — setting a pace that would smash last year’s record total.

City’s Carjacking Surge Shows No Sign Of Slowing, So Residents Are Buying Guns

Carjackings were up 135 percent in 2020, and they're up even more so far this year. As city officials try to make sense of the problem, concealed carry instructors say victims are coming in for classes.

On Trump’s Last Day In Office, Chicago Aldermen Move To Strengthen Sanctuary City Ordinance

Chicago's sanctuary city law has been in place since 2006, but the changes would eliminate exceptions allowing Chicago Police to assist immigration agents.

Anjanette Young Calls For Police Accountability, Justice For Black Women At Her South Side Church

"I will tell [my story] again today. I will tell it again tomorrow. I will tell it again until no other woman in the city of Chicago is ever treated that way again," Young said at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event.

Girl, 15, Seriously Wounded In Little Village Shooting

At 9:45 p.m., the teenager was sitting in the passenger seat in the 3400 block of West 21st Street when she heard gunshots, police said.

Man, 27, Seriously Wounded In Little Village Shooting

A man was at a gas station in the 2800 block of South Pulaski Road when a car pulled up and someone inside starting shooting, police said.

Despite Mayor’s Claim, City Tried To Stop Release Of Video Showing Police Running Over Woman

Records show the battle for video of the incident that critically injured Martina Standley in South Shore stretched on for more than a year.

University Of Chicago Student Among 3 Victims Of Deadly Shooting Rampage From South Side To Evanston

Chicago police said one shooter was behind separate attacks that killed three people and critically wounded four others. The man was fatally shot by Evanston officers.

3 Killed, At Least 4 Shot As Solo Attacker Goes On Rampage Through South Side And Evanston; Gunman Killed By Police

Police said the victims ranged in age from 15 to 81, and they included a security guard at an apartment building and a University of Chicago student. Police think the same man is responsible for all the shootings but his motive was not known.

CPAC Plan Would Cut $600 Million From Chicago Police Budget, As Aldermen Debate Civilian Oversight Of Cops

Backers for the Civilian Police Accountability Council and the Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability presented changes to their respective ordinances Tuesday as they try to drum up support from aldermen.

Chicago Police Ran Over Woman, Didn’t Move SUV As It Crushed Victim’s Leg For More Than 8 Minutes, Video Shows

Martina Standley was left with a traumatic brain injury and a crushed leg after a Chicago police officer drove into her in November 2019, according to a lawsuit.

2 Wounded In Pilsen Shootings Over New Year’s Weekend

Most recently, a man was shot and seriously wounded Saturday in the 1700 block of South Paulina Street.

As Anjanette Young Meets With Mayor, City Watchdog Launches Investigation Into Wrongful Raid, Fallout

Inspector General Joe Ferguson told aldermen his office is investigating the police conduct surrounding the raid of Young's home and the city's handling of the ongoing controversy.

Anjanette Young, Lightfoot Meeting Called Off After Mayor Rejects Forum On Botched Raid, Attorney Says

The prospect of a meeting was raised over the weekend but was scuttled Monday after lawyers for the city and Young clashed on the terms. The mayor says she is still open to a private meeting.

Aldermen Blast Lightfoot, Police Over Anjanette Young Raid: ‘This Should Have Been Alarming To Anyone That Looked At It’

The hearing came after days of intense backlash over the improper raid of Young's home and controversial revelations on how the Mayor's Office handled the issue.

After City’s Top Lawyer Quits, 2 More City Hall Staffers Out In Anjanette Young Police Raid Controversy

The departures of two staffers follow the resignation of Corporation Counsel Mark Flessner over the weekend and the move to put officers involved in the raid on desk duty.

Police Officers Involved In Botched Raid At Anjanette Young’s Home Put On Desk Duty

Fallout over the raid that wrongfully targeted Anjanette Young has continued with the city's top lawyer resigning and officers being taken off the street until an investigation is complete.

City Didn’t Give Anjanette Young All The Footage From Botched Police Raid, Discovers Six More Videos, Mayor Says

The Mayor's Office said when the city initially turned over police footage of the raid of Anjanette Young's home, city lawyers "clearly failed to search all potential locations" for the videos.

Anjanette Young’s Attorney Shouldn’t Be Punished For Speaking Out About Botched Police Raid, Lightfoot Now Says

The mayor's attorneys sought to sanction Young's lawyer Keenan Saulter, saying he violated a confidentiality agreement. Now they're backing off their legal action as fierce backlash continues over the city's handling of the case.

Chicago Activists Show Support For Victim Of Police Raid: ‘They Treated Anjanette As If She Was An Animal’

The fallout over the botched raid of Anjanette Young's home in 2019 intensified Thursday after Mayor Lori Lightfoot admitted she'd been made aware of the incident a year earlier than she first claimed.

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