- 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, Back of the Yards
- Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
- Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
Lightfoot Defends North Side Police Staffing Levels But Says 911 Response Time, Community Policing Can Improve
Mayor Lori Lightfoot heard from Devon Avenue business owners who said the police response to burglaries and robberies has been lackluster.
2 Brothers Killed In Ravenswood Alley Minutes After Other Nearby Shooting, Police Say
The 17-year-old and 20-year-old were standing in an alley when someone in a car fired at them, police said. It was one of two shootings Wednesday near Ashland Avenue.
West Ridge Liquor Store Clerk Fatally Shot In Armed Robbery, Police Say
The 66-year-old store clerk was able to return fire against the assailant but missed.
Chicago Police Officer Tied To Proud Boys Keeps Job But Suspended 4 Months After Lying To Investigators, Officials Say
Chicago cop Robert Bakker helped organize Proud Boys meetups in Lincoln Square and bragged about his access to “high police."
Fatal West Loop Hit-And-Run Was Intentional, Police Say As West Suburban Man Charged With Murder
Joseph Verdone, of suburban Hillside, was arrested Tuesday. Police said he drove onto the sidewalk early Sunday in the West Loop, hitting and killing 22-year-old Enrique Martinez.
Controversial West Side Cop Academy Will Have Mock Neighborhood For Training. Here’s What It Will Look Like
Construction on the $33 million “tactical scenario village" used for police and fire training will include a fake city block, a six-story burn tower, a car crash rescue area and other settings and props to simulate real-life emergencies.
Desk Duty Cops Could Be Put On CTA Trains And Platforms To Stop Crime, Top Cop Says
"The average resident would rather see an officer deployed in the field than at a desk if we can still make it work with administration work," Supt. David Brown said.
Chicago Police Stopped Black Drivers 5 Times More Often Than White Drivers In 2021, State Report Says
The number of traffic stops in Chicago has increased exponentially since 2015, following a lawsuit settlement that restricted the use of stop-and-frisk.
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."