An Iowa man arrested by Chicago police for having guns and ammunition in his hotel room told officers he "didn't mean to startle anyone" and simply forgot to remove the firearms from a bag while packing for a trip to the city, police video shows.
Eight people were wounded after gunmen opened fire on a group of people using a party bus service Wednesday near a gas station in the Old Town Triangle neighborhood on the North Side, according to Chicago police. The shooting was at least the third with five or more victims in about six hours.
The strike force — a mix of federal agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and other law enforcement agencies — will be tasked with identifying and disrupting pipelines that are responsible for bringing illegal guns onto city streets.
CHICAGO — The Chicago Police Department on Monday announced a new team of officers, prosecutors and federal agents that will target gun trafficking, an effort that depends heavily on people coming forward with information in exchange for money.
At least one person was fatally shot roughly every three hours in Chicago from 4 p.m. Sunday to 1 a.m. Monday, with a total of five people slain.
A lawyer for an Iowa man arrested in Chicago for having guns and ammunition in his hotel room said Wednesday his client was in the city to propose to his girlfriend, not to launch a mass attack.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois filed a lawsuit on Thursday against the Chicago Police Department asking a judge to order the department to release records related to its social media monitoring programs, which were expanded after protests and looting last year.
It’s still unknown why an Iowa man allegedly had a rifle with a laser scope in his hotel room overlooking a downtown Chicago beach over the Fourth of July weekend.
A man has been charged in the shooting death last month of a father of two in Chicago, and authorities said the children’s mother appears to have been unintentionally shot to death by the father during the “frenzy” of events.
A federal indictment filed Thursday charges a 28-year-old Chicago man in connection to a drive-by shooting of three undercover law enforcement officers, and it says the suspect told authorities he mistook the officers for rival gang members.
A “person of interest” was being questioned by Chicago police hours after a police officer and two federal agents were shot while on duty early Wednesday on the Far South Side, officials said.
CHICAGO — Three undercover law enforcement officers were shot and wounded Wednesday morning while driving onto an expressway on Chicago’s South Side, police said.
A Chicago police officer and two federal agents were shot early Wednesday near the Chicago Police Department’s Morgan Park District station on the Far South Side, officials said.
An Iowa man was in custody in Chicago on Tuesday after police found a rifle with a laser sight in a hotel room that overlooks a Lake Michigan beach during the July 4th holiday weekend.
After at least 108 people were shot — 17 fatally — during the extended holiday weekend, Chicago police Superintendent David Brown on Tuesday insisted his department did its part in fighting the violence while casting blame once again on Cook County’s judicial system.
Superintendent David Brown said at press briefing Tuesday that police were told the firearms were in a “very suspicious position” inside one of the rooms.
A 6-year-old girl and her mother were shot early Monday during a drive-by shooting in West Pullman, the same neighborhood where a 5-year-old girl had been shot about eight hours earlier, police said.
Two Chicago police officers were shot and wounded early Monday while trying to break up a crowd following Fourth of July gatherings, authorities said.
Under new pressure from aldermen seeking to press him on his strategies to fight the city’s crime problem, Chicago police Superintendent David Brown turned to a variation of a quote from British poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson.
When a barrage of gunshots rang out Sunday night along a busy commercial strip of the South Shore community, a 15-year-old ran for his life.
Chicago's police superintendent said Monday that his decision to strip an officer's police powers was tied in part to the officer's ownership of a house where gunmen killed five people and injured three others.
A fifth person has died as a result of a mass shooting last week in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood, according to authorities.
An argument in a house on Chicago's South Side erupted into gunfire early Tuesday, leaving four people dead and four more injured, police said.
The new Community Policing Strategy Plan also includes the creation of a police athletic and arts league to engage the city's youth, a reimagining of the city's previous policing strategy, and the appointment of officers to work as liaisons to the city's LGBTQ, homeless, immigrant and and religious communities.