- Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
- Bronzeville, Near South Side
- Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
- Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
- Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park
- Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted
- Lincoln Park, Old Town
- Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park
- Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
- Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop
- Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
- Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
Heather Daniel, A Chicago Police Veteran, Sworn In As 16th District Commander
Heather Daniel, a 22-year veteran of the department and a lawyer, takes over for retiring commander Maureen Biggane.
Baby Who Survived Shooting At 1 Month Old Will Celebrate 1st Birthday — And All Of Englewood Is Invited
Terriana Smith was shot in her head in July, but she's recovered well. She's walking and loves "Baby Shark," relatives said. Neighbors are invited to celebrate her birthday Saturday.
West Ridge Synagogues, Jewish Businesses Defaced With Swastika, Broken Windows: ‘All The Hallmarks Of Hate-Based Crimes’
Two Jewish businesses, two synagogues and a school were defaced in West Ridge since Friday.
2 Dead After Shooting, Fiery Crash In Ravenswood, Police Say
Two people in a grey SUV were shot near Wilson and Ashland avenues, causing them to lost control of the car and crash, according to authorities.
Shootings Drop, But Carjackings, Robberies Jump On Far North Side
The local statistics mirror citywide trends in escalating crime during the pandemic. In an effort to halt the trend, local alderpeople are opening new offices, partnering with anti-violence groups and asking the city for more police.
City To Pay $2 Million To Family Of Woman Killed By Fleeing Driver In ‘Reckless’ Police Chase
Curtis Pugh killed Julia Lynn Callaway in 2018 as he fled officers who allegedly smelled cannabis coming from his car. Callaway’s family alleged “it was reckless for the police to pursue" Pugh "when the need to apprehend [him] was minimal."
Driver Kills Pedestrian In Hit-And-Run At Notoriously Dangerous South Shore Intersection
The driver of a black SUV hit a woman early Tuesday as she crossed the street in the 1600 block of 79th Street, then fled the scene.
Cops Rarely Pull Over Drivers In Their Own Neighborhoods, Data Shows. Motorists In Black Neighborhoods Aren’t So Lucky
Drivers are least likely to be pulled over on the far Northwest and Southwest sides, where many first responders live. Ald. Nick Sposato said that's because "white people just know how to talk their way out of a ticket."
Police Contract Approved, Giving Cops A 20% Raise Over 8 Years
Aldermen voted 40-8 to approve the $600 million contract. Reform groups said the agreement “fails to make many of the changes we know we need.”
Downtown Pot Sale Expansion, Police Union Contract On Tap For Last City Council Meeting Before Budget Battle
The $600 million police union contract would give cops a 20 percent raise over its eight-year life.
Pivot Gang’s Squeak Killed In West Side Shooting: ‘This One Hurts’
Javunte Wheeler, 26, was best known for his work as a DJ and producer for West Side hip hop collective Pivot Gang.
At Vigil Honoring Slain Chicago Police Officer Ella French, Cops Say They Feel Ignored, Unvalued By City And Department
"At the end of the day, I am a wife, I am a mother and I am a neighbor before I am police," an officer said. "We want to serve and protect the people that we love — even people we don't know."
Top Cop Blasts Federal Judge, Calling Release Of Alleged Straw Buyer In Slain Officer’s Case An ‘Outrage’
Police Supt. David Brown said releasing alleged straw purchasers sets a dangerous precedent that they are not a danger.
‘People’s Ordinance’ For Civilian Police Oversight Plan Set For City Council Committee Vote As Advocates Blast Lightfoot, Await Her Counterproposal
As a broadly popular oversight ordinance inches closer toward a vote, advocates criticized Lightfoot's failure to follow through on her promise to deliver a civilian police oversight commission within her first 100 days.
Easter Weekend Diaper, Baby Formula Giveaway Event Canceled After Large Group Makes Off With Donated Items
As many as 600 people were expected at Saturday's giveaway at an Austin church, but between 12 and 15 people took all of the donated items on Friday, the pastor said.
Black Chicago Alderwomen Demand Search Warrant Reforms After Anjanette Young Raid
The Anjanette Young Ordinance would ban no-knock warrants and place tighter restrictions on the police's ability to get warrants. “We’re going to continue to push this until it happens,” Young said.
Robbers Targeting CTA Train Riders At California And Logan Square Blue Line Stations, Police Say
Three robberies have been reported at the train stations since Sunday, police said in a community alert Wednesday.
With Car Heists At Record Levels, Citizen Sleuths Take To Facebook To Find Their Stolen Rides
The group has helped recover more than 200 cars in the last two months from Chicago and surrounding areas, a moderator 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.
Fight Over Police Funding Shows Divided Council, With Some Calling For Cuts As Others Beg For More Cops
The differing opinions on police are evident in Ald. Jeanette Taylor's 20th Ward. “Half of my ward hates you, and the other part loves you, so I’m somewhere in the middle,” she said.