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Families Demand Help To Find City’s Murdered And Missing Black Women At ‘We Walk For Her’ March

Though some progress has been made in the six years since the march began, local leaders and residents want law enforcement agencies to step up their efforts to get justice for the women and their families.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Teens To Call For More Help Finding Missing Black Women And Girls At 6th Annual ‘We Walk For Her’ March

Youth activists are also calling for widespread policy changes at the local, state and federal levels.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

This Chicago Cop Got Out Of 44 Tickets By Saying Over And Over That His Girlfriend Stole His Car

Chicago police officer Jeffrey Kriv used the same alibi to contest dozens of traffic tickets over the years. A deeper look at his career sheds light on Chicago’s troubled history of police accountability.


Police Investigating Sexual Assault Of 12-Year-Old Girl In Pilsen

The 12-year-old girl was attacked around 5:45 p.m. Monday evening near South Damen Avenue and West Coulter Street.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Violence Prevention Efforts Get $2.5 Million Ahead Of Memorial Day Weekend, Mayor Brandon Johnson Announces

The $2.5 million in private grants will help hundreds of local groups host "fun, safe" programs for young people this summer across the South and West sides, Johnson said.


Alderpeople Push To Expand Community Policing Model Citywide

The Chicago Neighborhood Policing Initiative should be expanded citywide, supporters said. The program sees officers interact more with residents.


Northwestern Student ‘Seriously Injured’ In Shooting At Rogers Park’s White Park, Officials Say

The undergraduate student was walking with another person at White Park when they were shot multiple times.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

These City Committees Didn’t Do Much But Spend Your Money. Now Mayor Brandon Johnson Wants To Reward Their Leaders.

Despite troubles with the city's airport operations and contracting, the City Council hasn't met to discuss the issues in more than eight months.


Forced To Confront Migrant Crisis Daily, Chicago Police Officers Step Up To Help With No Guidance From City

The disruption at stations has created a juggling of duties for officers, some of whom feel frustrated there's still no word from the city about what they should do.


As Chicago Struggled With Migrant Crisis, City Council’s Immigration Committee Didn’t Meet For More Than A Year

By the time the committee finally convened, families in need were sleeping on police station floors. Even then, the committee didn't take action.


Can A New Commission Rebuild Trust In Police With ‘Public’ Search For Chicago’s Next Top Cop?

Anthony Driver just turned 30. He hopes to lead the "most transparent search for a high-ranking official in this city's history." But will the mayor take his advice?


Woman Who Attacked Strangers With A Bat Also Tried To Run Over 2 Victims With Her Car, Prosecutors Say

A woman charged with hurting women on the Northwest Side, some with a bat, was ordered held on an $800,000 bond — $100,000 for each woman she attacked, the judge said.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Woman In Custody In String Of Unprovoked Baseball Bat Attacks In Ravenswood Manor Area

There have been at least six attacks since Sunday involving nine women, officials said.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Women In Ravenswood Manor, Irving Park And Albany Park Have Been Attacked By A Bat-Wielding Woman, Police Say

At least six similar attacks have been reported since Sunday. Four attacks were reported Tuesday, one of which targeted a mother walking down the street with her baby and sister.


Fred Waller Will Be Named Interim Police Superintendent, Mayor-Elect Johnson Says

Waller is coming out of retirement for the job. He said he's "old school" — but he'll lead with "integrity, professionalism and respect."


Reginald Clay Jr.’s Family Says Video Shows He Did Not Point Gun Before He Was Fatally Shot By Cops

Clay's family watched body camera footage Tuesday. Family said the Civilian Office of Police Accountability is expected to release video of the fatal West Side shooting Wednesday morning.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Frustrated Activist Calls For Public’s Help In Killing Of 1-Year-Old Zaiden Collins In North Lawndale

As headlines focused on shootings and teen gatherings Downtown, several young people were killed on the South and West sides with little attention, Violence Interrupters founder Tio Hardiman said.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Aldermen Blame Lack Of Police, CTA Preparedness After Youth Gatherings Downtown Turned Violent

Two Downtown aldermen said the city should have been better prepared to handle weekend violence as young people met up. "Last Saturday should not have happened."


Chicago’s Interim Top Cop Will Retire Same Day Mayor-Elect Brandon Johnson Takes Office

Eric Carter has been serving as interim superintendent since mid-March, when former Supt. David Brown stepped down from the role.


The War On Gun Violence Has Failed. And Black Men Are Paying The Price

In Chicago and elsewhere, gun possession arrests are rising as shootings go unsolved.

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