- 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
Man Charged With Murder In December Killing Of 19-Year-Old In Jefferson Park
Meagan Bilbo was one of three people shot Dec. 5 in the alley of Computer Planet. Police arrested the alleged shooter Wednesday.
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."
As Motorcycle Gangs And Partiers Take Over Pedestrian Bridge, South Side Neighbors Beg City For Help
The 41st Street pedestrian bridge was supposed to improve the quality of life for residents. Instead, it's destroying it, neighbors say.
Chicago Cop Who Fatally Shot Anthony Alvarez Being Investigated For Pulling Gun In Logan Square Road Rage Clash
Videos show officer Evan Solano confront the driver of a white SUV with his gun out. The Police Department's Bureau of Internal Affairs is investigating the May 21 incident.
‘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.
No-Knock Warrants Still Allowed Under New CPD Search Policy, Police Department Says — But Only In ‘Dangerous’ Situations
The reforms were first proposed in March after video of a 2019, wrong-address raid on Anjanette Young’s home was made public — despite city attempts to block the video's release.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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."