CHICAGO (Reuters) – A Chicago police commander who had been praised for his crime fighting in some of the city’s roughest neighborhoods appeared in court on Thursday to face charges he put a gun in a suspect’s mouth, officials said.
Commander Glenn Evans, who headed a busy district on the city’s west side, has been relieved of his duties pending the case’s outcome, according to Chicago police.
CHICAGO (Reuters) – Two teens were shot to death by Chicago police in two separate incidents on Sunday after they refused to drop their guns and pointed them at officers, police and a police union spokesman said on Monday.
In the first incident, gang enforcement officers responded to a complaint of armed men on a west side block. When officers arrived, one of the men fled into a passageway and drew a handgun from his waistband, police said in a statement.
CHICAGO (Reuters) – Chicago police are investigating the killing of a 9-year-old boy, and a local Catholic church is offering $5,000 for information leading to his killer’s arrest, police and church officials said on Thursday.
Police found the boy, identified by local media and a church pastor as Antonio Smith, shot multiple times in a South Side backyard on Wednesday afternoon.
(Reuters) – A Wisconsin Jesuit who was punished by Catholic Church authorities for celebrating Mass with a woman priest in violation of Church rules has died at the age of 94, his nephew said on Wednesday.
Rev. Bill Brennan, a Milwaukee-area peace activist who had done missionary work in Central America, died of natural causes earlier this month, according to his nephew Timothy Brennan. A funeral was held this week.
CHICAGO (Reuters) – The head of a Chicago street gang faction and 34 others were arrested and charged on Thursday with taking part in a high-volume drug business that sold heroin and crack cocaine near a major highway, prosecutors said.
Johnny Herndon, 55, also known as “Goo,” allegedly directed a “Gangster Disciples” operation that has sold narcotics on the city’s west side since the early 1990s, and used the proceeds to buy rental properties, prosecutors said.
CHICAGO (Reuters) – Illinois state Representative La Shawn K. Ford, who was charged two years ago with bank fraud, pleaded guilty in federal court on Monday to a substantially less serious misdemeanor charge of filing a false 2007 tax return.
Ford, 42, had been accused in late 2012 of far more serious charges that he had submitted false income information in applying for a $500,000 credit line. He had faced up to 30 years in prison if convicted.
CHICAGO, July 31 (Reuters) – A man upset about a job
demotion gravely wounded the chief executive of his company in a
downtown Chicago office building and then fatally shot himself,
police said on Thursday.
The 54-year-old executive was taken to the hospital with
gunshot wounds to his stomach and head. The dead gunman was 59
How Americans view Arabs and Muslims has gotten worse in recent years, with negative feelings strongest among Republicans and senior citizens, according to a new poll.
CHICAGO (Reuters) – The NCAA has agreed to settle a head injury lawsuit by providing $70 million for concussion testing and diagnosis of current and former student athletes in a move expected to change the way such injuries are handled at colleges nationwide, according to court documents filed in Chicago on Tuesday.
The class-action agreement, if approved by a federal judge and class members, applies to student athletes in all sports who have played at NCAA member schools at any time in the past until 50 years in the future.
CHICAGO (Reuters) – Gary, Indiana, has picked a new police chief and is stepping up crime prevention efforts after the slaying of a police officer and other “heinous” killings, the city’s mayor said on Monday.
Gary native Larry McKinley, a 15-year veteran of the city’s police force and most recently deputy chief, was chosen to lead the 213-member department. McKinley selected Gary Police Captain Tom Papadakis to come out of retirement to serve as deputy chief.