Chicago violence

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police issued a bulletin Monday warning its officers about gangs armed with high-powered weapons, after three people were shot to death over the weekend — including two attending a memorial for the earlier victim. Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the three people who were killed in the shootings Sunday were all […]

CHICAGO (AP) — Police are examining dramatic video that captured a shooting that killed a toddler and a man authorities say was the intended target. The video, streamed live on Facebook, was taken from inside a car driven by a young woman who was wounded in the shooting. The man and 2-year-old Lavontay White were […]

  CHICAGO (AP) — A 19-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder in the killing of an 11-year-old Chicago girl who was shot in the head over the weekend. Chicago Police suspect Antwan C. Jones in the shooting of Takiya Holmes. She died Tuesday. Takiya was among at least three children shot in Chicago […]

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson became ill and wavered on his feet during a news conference Friday morning. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was speaking at a podium with Johnson standing beside him when the mayor stopped suddenly and turned to the police superintendent saying, “Are you OK?” People then surrounded Johnson, who […]

CHICAGO (AP) — Two men have been convicted of attempted murder and aggravated battery for a shooting that paralyzed a Chicago high school basketball coach who played on one of the teams featured in the 1994 documentary “Hoop Dreams.” Shawn Harrington was shot twice while shielding his daughter after gunmen opened fire on their car […]

President Barack Obama referred to a videotaped attack on a Chicago mentally disabled man as "despicable" Thursday while talking about the city's crime rate. Four teens have been charged with hate crimes in connection with the violent assault captured in a Facebook Live clip.

1/2/17- Roland Martin talks to Chicago Sun Times columnist Mary Mitchell about the violence in Chicago and the newest statistics that labels the city as the deadliest in America. “Part of the problem is the lack of jobs and opportunity. Chicago is a very segregated city. There is also no organized gangs. Drug dealing is the business […]

CHICAGO (AP) — Bail was denied Sunday afternoon for two teenagers charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of an Illinois congressman’s grandson following an argument over a pair of basketball shoes. The 16-year-old boy and 17-year-old girl appeared before Cook County Judge James Brown wearing juvenile detention center sweatshirts, their heads bowed, the […]

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel‘s plan to create a new agency to investigate police shootings and misconduct allegations is moving toward approval even as critics say it’s not strong enough to keep a close eye on a police force with a reputation for brutality. After months of community hearings, the City Council will […]

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago recorded its deadliest month in two decades in August, part of a sharp rise in gun violence in the nation’s third-largest city this year. Chicago police said Thursday that 90 people were killed last month, a 66 percent increase over August 2015. There were 472 shooting victims — an average of […]

CHICAGO (AP) — The latest on the Chicago Police Department’s release of video related to the fatal shooting of a suspect by an officer (all times local): 12:15 p.m. The attorney for the family of an 18-year-old suspect slain by Chicago police says the police video of the shooting is “beyond horrific.” Attorney Michael Oppenheimer […]

A mother and her 13-year-old daughter are in jail after they were charged with the first-degree murder of a popular 15-year-old track student named DeKayla Danberry, who was stabbed to death on Saturday evening. No one seems to know what caused the brawl that ended the teen’s life; only that it involved a huge group […]