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4 hours ago

On the frontlines to combat gang violence

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot introduced an anti-gang ordinance that allows the city to sue alleged gang leaders.
4 hours ago
On the frontlines to combat gang violence
September 21, 2021, 8:27 PM

How 2 sisters are helping Chicago's homeless

How two sisters created “loving lunches” to help Chicago's homeless population.
September 21, 2021, 8:27 PM
How 2 sisters are helping Chicago's homeless
September 6, 2021, 9:06 PM

4-year-old killed, 7 other children hurt in weekend shootings in Chicago

At least eight children and teenagers were shot in Chicago over the Labor Day weekend.
September 6, 2021, 9:06 PM
4-year-old killed, 7 other children hurt in weekend shootings in Chicago
September 6, 2021, 4:33 PM

7 children shot, 1 dead in Chicago over the weekend

The superintendent of police addressed the issue of violence against Chicago's youth during a press conference Monday.
September 6, 2021, 4:33 PM
7 children shot, 1 dead in Chicago over the weekend
September 3, 2021, 12:04 AM

4th Chicago cop in weeks arrested on excessive force charges

A Chicago police lieutenant has become the fourth member of the department to be arrested on felony charges in recent weeks
September 3, 2021, 12:04 AM
1 month ago

Chicago: DoorDash, Grubhub mislead restaurants, customers

Chicago officials are accusing DoorDash and Grubhub of harming the city’s restaurants and their customers via high fees and other deceptive practices when delivery and takeout business became essential to the industry during the COVID-19 pandemic
1 month ago
1 month ago

Chicago watchdog harshly criticizes ShotSpotter system

Chicago's watchdog agency has concluded in a scathing report that the gunshot detection system the police department uses rarely produces evidence of gun-related crime in the city
1 month ago
1 month ago

7-year-old killed in Chicago shooting

In Chicago, at least 52 people were shot between 6 p.m. on Friday and 11:59 p.m. Sunday, nine of them fatally, according to the Chicago Police Department.
1 month ago
7-year-old killed  in Chicago shooting
2 months ago

Family sues Chicago police after officers point guns toward young daughters in alleged wrongful raid

A family in Chicago is suing the Chicago Police Deptartment after officers pointed firearms in the direction of their kids during an alleged wrongful raid.
2 months ago
Family sues police after cops point guns toward young kids in alleged wrongful raid
2 months ago

Family sues Chicago police over wrongful raid

Steve Winters and Regina Evans are suing the Chicago Police Department over a 2019 mistaken raid where officers burst into their apartment, guns drawn, looking for possibly armed suspects nearby.
2 months ago
Family sues Chicago police over wrongful raid
2 months ago

Videos show wild Chicago police shooting

Police said the suspect was killed after aiming a gun at officers.
2 months ago
Videos show wild Chicago police shooting
2 months ago

Chicago police accused of another botched raid in lawsuit

A Black family is suing the Chicago police department, saying officers broke down their door and pointed guns at two small children while searching the place and then tried to cover up that they had no evidence to justify the raid
2 months ago
2 months ago

Chicago experiences extremely violent weekend

Fifty-five people were shot across the city leaving seven dead.
2 months ago
Chicago experiences extremely violent weekend
2 months ago

‘GMA3’ exclusive: Chicago’s 1st Black female fire commissioner

Annette Nance-Holt discusses her historic role and how she plans to lead the department.
2 months ago
‘GMA3’ exclusive: Chicago’s 1st Black female fire commissioner
2 months ago

88 people say they were framed by corrupt former Chicago cop

Dozens of people are asking a court to throw out their convictions on drug charges because they say they were framed by the same former Chicago Police sergeant who judges have determined shook down dozens more
2 months ago
2 months ago

Chicago unveils gun violence plan after another violent weekend

Chicago's top cop unveils new gun violence fighting plan after 56 shot, 11 killed in one weekend.
2 months ago
Chicago unveils new plan to tackle gun violence
2 months ago

Chicago police unveil new gun task force

Chicago Police Department Superintendent David Brown announced that a 50-person team will work with the ATF to help rid the city of illegal guns.
2 months ago
Chicago police unveil new gun task force
2 months ago

Chicago drive-by shooting leaves 4 children, 2 adults wounded at party

4 children, 2 adults wounded in Chicago drive-by shooting at party
2 months ago
4 children wounded in drive-by shooting outside party
2 months ago

Chicago police fatally shoot man while trying to arrest him

Authorities say law enforcement officers in Chicago have fatally shot a 33-year-old man after pointing a gun at them
2 months ago
Chicago police fatally shoot man while trying to arrest him
2 months ago

Suspect arrested in shooting of 3 law enforcement officers in Chicago

A 28-year-old man suspected of shooting three law enforcement officers in Chicago on the city's South Side has been arrested.
2 months ago
Suspect arrested in shooting of 3 law enforcement officers in Chicago
2 months ago

3 officers shot in undercover operation in Chicago

Authorities are questioning a potential suspect after a shooter opened fire on an unmarked vehicle carrying two federal agents and a Chicago cop.
2 months ago
3 officers shot in undercover operation in Chicago
2 months ago

Manhunt underway after law enforcement officers shot in undercover operation

Officials say two Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents and a Chicago police officer were shot in an unmarked car on Chicago’s South Side.
2 months ago
Manhunt underway after law enforcement officers shot in undercover operation
3 months ago

3 law enforcement officers shot in Chicago

Two ATF agents and a Chicago police officer were shot Wednesday morning while driving onto an expressway on Chicago’s South Side.
3 months ago
3 law enforcement officers shot in Chicago
3 months ago

Chicago police: 100 shot, 18 homicides over holiday weekend

Chicago police say 100 people — including two officers — were shot in the city during the long Fourth of July weekend
3 months ago
Chicago police: 100 shot, 18 homicides over holiday weekend
3 months ago

9-year-old girl shot in the head

The 9-year-old was hospitalized in critical condition in Chicago.
3 months ago
9-year-old girl shot in the head
3 months ago

2 adults, 1 child killed after train hits vehicle in Chicago

The force of the impact caused the train’s front car to partially derail.
3 months ago
3 months ago

Tornado destroys homes in Chicago suburbs

TRAIL OF DESTRUCTION: Drone footage shows extensive damage to houses in Chicago suburbs after a "large and extremely dangerous tornado" touched down.
3 months ago
Tornado destroys homes in Chicago suburbs
3 months ago

Police: 4 slain in Chicago mass killing all shot in head

A police report says a mass shooting that left four people dead and four others wounded at a house on Chicago’s South Side was believed to have been carried out by two people who shot all but one of the victims in the head
3 months ago
4 months ago

Chicago officer under investigation after road rage incident

New video surfaced of the officer, who fatally shot Anthony Alvarez two months ago, appearing to hold a gun during a separate road rage incident.
4 months ago
Chicago officer under investigation after road rage incident
4 months ago

'GMA's' Michael Strahan explores fun things to do in Chicago

As pandemic restrictions are lifted in the Windy City, people are celebrating the community getting back on its feet with its signature pizza and historic landmarks.
4 months ago
'GMA's' Michael Strahan explores fun things to do in Chicago
4 months ago

Chicago mayor unveils civilian police oversight plan

Mayor Lori Lightfoot's seven-member board gives citizens oversight power on on police department policies.
4 months ago
Chicago mayor unveils civilian police oversight plan
4 months ago

2 police officers among 48 people shot in Chicago in violent weekend

2 police officers among 48 people shot in Chicago in violent weekend
4 months ago
2 police officers among 48 people shot in Chicago in violent weekend
4 months ago

Cat survives 5-story leap from burning apartment building

Footage shared by Chicago firefighters shows a cat jumping out the fifth-floor window of a burning apartment building, and then walking away unscathed.
4 months ago
Cat survives 5-story leap from burning apartment building
4 months ago

Chicago cat fleeing fire survives 5-story jump, walks off

A Chicago cat may now have only eight lives after jumping out of a fifth-floor window to escape an apartment fire
4 months ago
5 months ago

Chicago schools chief plans to leave post later this year

The leader of Chicago Public Schools is leaving the post later this year and is saying it's time for “the next chapter.”
5 months ago
5 months ago

Chicago police say gun violence is on the rise this year

The city has had 87 homicides -- 31 more than during the same period last year.
5 months ago
5 months ago

Video: Chicago man had gun, back turned when police shot him

Newly released video shows that a 22-year-old Chicago man who was fleeing from police had his back turned and appeared to have a gun when an officer fatally shot him
5 months ago
5 months ago

With former President Barack Obama's library, Chicago's South Side plans big

Former President Barack Obama's library and center are expected to become major tourist attractions and moneymakers for Chicago's South Side.
5 months ago
With former President Barack Obama's library, Chicago's South Side plans big
5 months ago

Chicago police under fire after shooting death of 13-year-old

Protests continue in the name of Adam Toledo, while an attorney from the police union defended the actions of the officer who pulled the trigger.
5 months ago
Chicago police under fire after shooting death of 13-year-old
5 months ago

New video shows moments before fatal Chicago police shooting

The newly released video showed 13-year-old Alex Toledo and 21-year-old Ruben Roman Jr. walking through a Chicago neighborhood around 2:30 a.m. Police body cam video showed officers chasing the two.
5 months ago
New video shows moments before fatal Chicago police shooting
5 months ago

Toddler out of medical coma after Chicago road rage shooting

Toddler was shot in the head while riding in a car on Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive
5 months ago
6 months ago

Toddler, 7 adults wounded in latest Chicago shootings

Police say a 21-month-old boy is in critical condition after being shot in the head while riding in a car along Chicago's famed Lake Shore Drive
6 months ago
6 months ago

Mayor demands to know how teen killed by Chicago cop got gun

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says she has ordered the police department to capture and bring to justice whoever provided the 13-year-old boy the handgun he was carrying last week when he was fatally shot by a police officer
6 months ago
6 months ago

Chicago police fatally shoot 13-year-old boy during 'armed confrontation'

Chicago officials have revealed that the person who was fatally shot by police during an "armed confrontation" earlier this week was a 13-year-old boy.
6 months ago
Police fatally shoot 13-year-old boy during 'armed confrontation'
6 months ago

Chicago police fatally shoot 13-year-old boy

Chicago officials have revealed that the person who was fatally shot by police during an "armed confrontation" earlier this week was a 13-year-old boy.
6 months ago
Chicago police fatally shoot 13-year-old boy
6 months ago

Chicago suburb of Evanston approves reparations housing program for Black residents

The Chicago suburb of Evanston has approved the first phase of a landmark $10 million reparations program that will give housing grants to Black residents.
6 months ago
Chicago suburb approves reparations housing program
6 months ago

2 dead, multiple injured in Chicago party shooting

Police were called to the scene on Sunday morning and discovered 15 people shot, according to authorities.
6 months ago
2 dead, multiple injured in Chicago party shooting
6 months ago

2 dead, 13 injured after shooter opens fire at Chicago party

Two people are dead and several more injured after a gunman opened fire at a party on Chicago's South Side, according to police.
6 months ago
2 dead, 13 injured after shooter opens fire at party
6 months ago

Despite St. Patrick's Day COVID restrictions, Chicago River runs green

Chicago will tone down the city’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations this year due to the pandemic, but the 59-year tradition of dyeing the river green continues on.
6 months ago
Despite St. Patrick's Day COVID restrictions, Chicago River runs green
7 months ago

Chicago mayor proposes new rules after botched police raid

Chicago’s mayor is proposing changes in the way police serve search warrants
7 months ago