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Emanuel blames Chicago crime uptick on officers second-guessing themselves

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday stood by his contention that Chicago police officers are becoming “fetal” out of concern they… READ MORE

Chicago has deadliest September in 13 years…

A violent September in Chicago ended with more homicides than any other month this year and the second-most shootings, according… READ MORE

8 Homicides in 1 Day Are latest Signs of Chicago’s Bloody Summer

Diane Limas says the sound of gunfire has become so common outside her house in Chicago’s Albany Park neighborhood that… READ MORE

Chicago schools struggle to support 66,000 non-English speaking students

A month ago CPS announced it would audit services for English-language learners at every school in the city. Now, officials… READ MORE

PROTESTERS DEMAND CHICAGO GROCER BAR CONCEALED PERMIT HOLDERS FROM CARRYING GUNS FOR SELF-DEFENSE

On August 25 protesters from “Safer Communities” and the “Stop Concealed Carry Coalition” planned to protest the opening of Mariano’s… READ MORE

Chicago police allow independent stop-and-frisk evaluations

CHICAGO – The Chicago Police Department will allow independent evaluations of its stop-and-frisk procedures that critics say target blacks under… READ MORE
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Appeals Court Tosses Some Blagojevich Convictions, Vacates Prison Sentence

CHICAGO (CBS) — A federal appeals court has thrown out some of the convictions against former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, and… READ MORE

GROUP OF ANTI-GUN ACTIVISTS SUING SUBURBS OVER CHICAGO’S GUN VIOLENCE

An activist Chicago Catholic priest is trying a new tactic in his quest to stamp out the Second Amendment in… READ MORE
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An Uber driver with a concealed handgun prevented a mass shooting in Chicago

A driver with the ride-hailing service Uber put a stop to a potential mass shooting in Chicago over the weekend.… READ MORE
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REV. MICHAEL PFLEGER: NRA ‘WILL PAY FOR THE MURDER’ OF CHICAGO CHILDREN

On June 6, Reverend Michael Pfleger listed recent shootings in heavily gun-controlled Chicago then said the NRA “will pay pay… READ MORE
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Black Chicago Pastor: Dems ‘Failing’ Us

It is difficult to imagine a less likely GOP presidential campaign stop than O Block. After all, it’s the most… READ MORE
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Drone cops are coming! Illinois gets go-ahead to use ‘unmanned aircraft’ to photograph crime scenes and traffic accidents

Illinois State Police have been given the go-ahead for the first ‘drone cops’. The Federal Aviation Authority has given the… READ MORE
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Illinois justices overturn state’s landmark 2013 pension law

The Illinois Supreme Court on Friday struck down a 2013 law that sought to fix the nation’s worst government-employee pension… READ MORE
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