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NW Side Cops To Crack Down On Illegal Guns, Parties To Combat Spike In Shootings, Officers Tell Frustrated Neighbors

About 200 people packed a Jefferson Park school gymnasium Friday for a safety meeting hosted by Ald. Jim Gardiner. Being constantly afraid of shootings is "not how I want to live" one neighbor said.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Lightfoot, Foxx Meet Amid Feud Over West Side Shooting — And Cops Agree There Isn’t Enough For Charges, Prosecutors Say

The two officials said they're still collaborating to end violence. "We had a very productive meeting and shared perspectives towards that common goal," Lightfoot's office said.

Citywide

Chicago Is Scouring The Country For Police Recruits As City Council Demands More Officers Across City

Supt. David Brown said a "pipeline" of 1,000 officers is needed to push enough officers through the police academy to keep up with attrition.

Citywide

Citing ‘Lawlessness And Violence In River North,’ Downtown Alderman Wants More Cops On Weekends

Ald. Brendan Reilly wrote Mayor Lori Lightfoot to demand more police patrols after a viral video showed two men being attacked in his ward.

Downtown

Protesters Want Cop Fired After Grabbing Black Woman In Lincoln Park: ‘We Want Justice For This Young Woman’

The officer, who has not been identified, was placed on administrative duty by Supt. David Brown pending an investigation of the incident.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

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.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Brown Had ‘Substantive’ Talk With Biden On Ending Gun Violence, But Top Cop Provides Few Details

Supt. David Brown did say the White House offered to "increase the capacity" of "any and all resources" it can provide to deal with violent crime.

Citywide

Top Cop Brown Will Meet With President Biden To Discuss Gun Violence As Shootings Continue In Chicago

Chicago and other major cities have seen such violence soar since the start of the pandemic — with few signs that will change anytime soon.

Citywide

Aldermen Pounce As Brown, Lightfoot Stand By ‘False Narrative’ Linking Courts To Shootings

At least 90 people were shot in Chicago during the Fourth of July weekend, including two police officers and a 6-year-old girl.

Citywide

Aldermen Force Special Meeting To Put Top Cop ‘On The Stand’ Over CPD Summer Plans

Nearly half the City Council used a legal maneuver on Wednesday to trigger a special meeting designed to probe Chicago Police Department leaders about their plans to head off summer violence ahead of the July 4 weekend.

Citywide

Police Know Who Gunned Down Couple After Humboldt Park Car Crash, Chicago’s Top Cop Says

"We're being strategically vague, not because we don't have a strong case, it's because we're trying to catch someone who's listening," Supt. David Brown said.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

18-Year-Old Man Charged In Fatal Shooting Of 7-Year-Old Jaslyn Adams At McDonald’s Drive-Thru

Chicago Police Supt. David Brown said more people are being sought for the murder.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Police Foot Chase Policy Should Be Changed, Lightfoot Says After 13-Year-Old Boy Killed By Officer

Chases pose a "significant safety issue" to officers, the person being chased and community members — yet police chase people many times every single day, Lightfoot said.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Lightfoot Backs Police Chief ‘1000%’ After Scathing Watchdog Report Found Cops Botched Response To Summer Unrest

Some Chicagoans said Supt. David Brown should resign over how the Police Department handled unrest this summer, but Lightfoot said the department learned from these "challenges" and he has her full confidence.

Citywide

Amid Surge In Carjackings, Top Cop To Send In More Detectives

After a year in which carjackings rose 135 percent, the first 20 days of 2021 saw 144 carjackings — setting a pace that would smash last year’s record total.

Citywide

Men Charged In Murder Of 9-Year-Old Janari Ricks, 7-Year-Old Natalia Wallace: ‘Take A Leap Of Faith’ And Come Forward, Police Say

Darrell Johnson, 39, faces a felony murder charge in the fatal shooting of 9-year-old Janari Ricks last Friday. A third man was also charged in the West Side slaying of a 7-year-old girl.

Near North Side, River North

Shootings, Murders Skyrocketed In June Due To ‘Perfect Storm’ Of Coronavirus And Disinvestment, Officials Say

"This won't get solved without a holistic, all-hands-on-deck approach," Mayor Lori Lightfoot said. "Now is the time for us as Chicagoans to rise to this challenge."

Downtown

Killings Of 2 Young Children Should Outrage All Chicagoans, Top Cop Says

"We are all part of this city; we all see its beauty, and we can no longer turn a blind eye to the violence here. I am pleading: Please help us bring these murderers to justice."

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

After More Than 100 People Shot In Chicago, Top Cop Says Felons Need To Stay In Prison Longer

"Children in Chicago should not have to worry about walking just blocks from home to buy candy, candy, and never returning," Supt. David Brown said.

Downtown

Chicago’s New Top Cop Rejects Code Of Silence, Says Good Officers Should Hold Bad Cops Accountable

"I reject the view that you can't support cops and hold them accountable," Police Supt. David Brown said. "God help us if we can't find the courage to publicly condemn police misconduct and excessive force."

Downtown
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