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Police Superintendent David Brown said it “was not an organized protest” but instead “an incident of pure criminality” that began following the shooting of a person by police the previous day in the city's Englewood neighborhood.
Amid a surge in gun violence and protests sparked by the death of George Floyd, the nation's third-largest city is on edge, waiting for possible greater tension in the form of a plan by President Donald Trump to dispatch dozens…
Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown says he'll put 1,200 extra cops on the street during the July 4 weekend in the hopes of stemming the surge in violence that typically comes with the holiday weekend.
Many rural counties in states including California, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, Texas and Florida have seen their confirmed cases more than double in a week, from June 19 to Friday, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
Chicago saw its deadliest Memorial Day weekend for gun violence since 2015. The 10 deaths are a jarring reminder that even a coronavirus pandemic and a statewide stay-at-home order cannot halt shootings in the city.
Detainees at Cook County Jail in Chicago are going to the polls in jail for the first time in the state's history.
Chicago's mayor said Wednesday that the parade that was scheduled for Saturday posed too big of a public health risk.
His lawyer, Tina Glandian, entered the not guilty pleas on his behalf to six counts of felony disorderly conduct.
Chicago Teachers Union delegates voted late Wednesday to approve a tentative deal that includes pay raises over five years, but they initially refused to end the strike unless the mayor added school days to cover the lost time.
President Donald Trump slammed Chicago as "embarrassing to us as a nation" under the leadership of the city's top cop.
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