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Englewood Aldermen Commend Neighbors For Stepping Up To Help Amid Carjacking Surge

Local businessmen and volunteers are stepping up to stand watch at neighborhood gas stations as part of "Operation Safe Pump."

Englewood, Chatham

Man Charged In Killing Of Enrique Sanchez, Longtime Resident Of Avondale Homeless Encampment

Police said Jonathan Gonzalez, of the 1600 block of North Latrobe Avenue, shot and killed Sanchez Dec. 5.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Man Shot, Seriously Wounded While Attending Grand Crossing Memorial, Police Say

The man was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition, police said.

Englewood, Chatham

Police Reform Proposal Requiring Detainees Get A Phone Call In First Hour Needs To Consider Exceptions, Chair Says

Police reform advocates are pushing the city to ban incommunicado detention by the end of the year. Ald. Chris Taliaferro said he is worried the proposed ordinance's "hard line" would lead to lawsuits.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Just 2% Of People Arrested By Chicago Police Got Access To Lawyer In Early 2020, Legal Group Says

Police data shows few people who are arrested are granted their constitutional right to an attorney.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Amid Citywide Surge, Carjackings Rattle A Southeast Side Neighborhood: ‘I’m Afraid To Go To The Store’

Residents said they've asked for more officers in the Calumet Heights area as carjackings surge. But local leaders and police haven't been responsive.

Englewood, Chatham

Prosecutors Drop Charge Against Black Woman Left Partially Blind By Police Attack At Brickyard Mall

As seen on video, Mia Wright was sitting in her cousin's car when police swarmed the car, busted the windows, dragged her out by her hair and slammed her to the ground.

Belmont Cragin, Hermosa

Lightfoot Reveals Police Reform Plan Created With Mayors From Across The Country — And Defunding Is Off The Table, She Says

The plan suggests cities put more money into social services and empower police chiefs to hold officers accountable, among other things.

Downtown

‘We Want To Look Out For Our People’: South Side Neighborhood Patrol Aims To Stop Violence Without Police

A growing number of residents fed up with violence are taking matters into their own hands by revitalizing neighborhood watch groups.

Englewood, Chatham

Prominent Chicago High School Votes Down School Police Program. Will Others Follow?

Northside College Prep’s Local School Council voted to remove officers from campus this fall. Their action could be a preview for similar votes to come.

North Park

CPS Dodged Reforming Police In Schools For 2 Years, Inspector General Says. Now, District Vows To Do Better

For five hours Thursday, aldermen grilled CPS and CPD officials about why they failed to address concerns about police in city schools.

Downtown

Following Minneapolis’s Lead, Local Activists Will Rally For CPS To Break Up With Chicago Police

"If we don’t want young people to grow up and loot then we must listen to them and give police officers a boot out of their school."

Bronzeville, Near South Side

A Controversial Englewood Liquor Store Has Suddenly Closed, But Is It Gone For Good?

Exasperated Englewood residents fought for years to close the liquor store, a backdrop to numerous altercations and fatal shootings.

Englewood, Chatham

Crime Slightly Down In Chicago During Coronavirus Pandemic, But Shootings And Murders Up Year-To-Date

The state's stay at home order has not kept gang members off the streets, Rev. Michael Pfleger said. "This other virus called violence we’ve had for years."

Englewood, Chatham

Police Warn Of Burglars Targeting Grand Crossing Homes, Garages

Residents are encouraged to keep their doors and windows locked, and report any suspicious activity.

Chatham Groups And Police Pop-Up On 79th Street Offering Job And Housing Help To Combat Violence

The groups are joining forces with police to stop violence in one of the South Side's biggest hotspots. "I couldn't arrest my way out of this situation," the area's police commander said.

Englewood, Chatham

After Shop Owner Slain, Neighbors Come Together To Honor Him, Pray: ‘We Can’t Police Our Way Out Of Everything’

After the death of Mohammed Maali in Park Manor, a South Side community is taking a stand.

Englewood, Chatham

Police Still Searching For Truck That Injured Activist Andrew Holmes’ Sister In Park Manor Hit And Run

A $4,000 reward is being offered to anyone with information about the driver of the white Dodge Ram that struck the community activist's sister.

Englewood, Chatham

Woman Suspected In April Murder Of Englewood Woman Sought By Police

Police have issued a warrant for 21-year-old Tatianna Smith in connection to a murder in April.

Englewood, Chatham

Lawyers Say City Council Members Are Dodging Plan To Give Detainees Their Prompt Phone Call — So They’re Jumping In The Freezing Lake

To protest the long periods of time people go without being able to contact family or a lawyer, the First Defense Legal Aid team is jumping in the freezing lake.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
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