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Four Chicago men get long sentences for arms, drugs

CHICAGO | Four Chicago men were sentenced to lengthy federal prison terms after being convicted in three separate cases of various firearms and narcotics charges, federal law enforcement officials said Friday.

March 22, 2013 11:15 pm

Student reports attempted abduction on Chicago's East Side

CHICAGO | A student at George Washington High School told police a man grabbed her and tried to pull her into his car Thursday morning on the city's East Side.

February 01, 2013 7:25 am

Former Chicago cop sentenced to 19 years in gang case

HAMMOND | The nearly two decades in prison given to a former Chicago police officer Friday is a "far cry" from the lifetime sentence he could have received, a Hammond federal court judge told the disgraced cop.

January 11, 2013 5:30 pm

Class-action suit filed on Chicago torture claims

CHICAGO | A group of attorneys filed a class-action lawsuit Tuesday to demand new hearings for scores of imprisoned men who claim their confessions were extracted through torture at the hands of Chicago police officers.

October 16, 2012 7:45 pm
Lynwood woman arrested in alleged hit-and-run of Chicago cop

Lynwood woman arrested in alleged hit-and-run of Chicago cop

A Lynwood woman turned herself into police on Thursday night and was charged with striking a Chicago police officer with her car earlier that day.

September 15, 2012 10:45 pm

Chicago officer pleads guilty in fatal DUI crash

CHICAGO | A former Chicago police detective pleaded guilty to aggravated driving under the influence in a crash that killed two men when the officer slammed his car into a stalled vehicle on an expressway.

September 08, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Another audience chance for gripping return of 'A Steady Rain'

OFFBEAT: Another audience chance for gripping return of 'A Steady Rain'

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 23, 2012 12:00 am
"A Steady Rain" with Peter DeFaria (left) and Randy Steinmeyer

"A Steady Rain" with Peter DeFaria (left) and Randy Steinmeyer

"A Steady Rain" stars Peter DeFaria (left) as Joey and Randy Steinmeyer as Denny at Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago Ave., playing until Sept. 2, 2012.

August 23, 2012 12:00 am

U.S. attorney stresses federal, state and local cooperation

GARY | U.S. Attorney David Capp, an alumnus of Gary's Lew Wallace High School, returned to the city Monday afternoon to speak at a Chamber of Commerce meeting about cooperative crime-fighting efforts in the region.

July 09, 2012 5:00 pm
Modern-day labor backers pay tribute to 10 killed in Republic Steel 'massacre'

Modern-day labor backers pay tribute to 10 killed in Republic Steel 'massacre'

CHICAGO | When striking union members who worked at the Republic Steel plant tried to picket near the plant gates 75 years ago, Chicago police used force to drive them back, sending more than 100 to the hospital and 10 to the morgue.

May 26, 2012 9:15 pm Photos

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Skyway was shut down by rock throwers

A three-mile portion of the Chicago Skyway was shut down about 9 p.m. Wednesday when rocks were thrown at cars and trucks, panicking motorists, according to Chicago police.

May 10, 2012 7:45 am
OFFBEAT: 'Gypsy' bags packed with Drury Lane memories for Klea Blackhurst

OFFBEAT: 'Gypsy' bags packed with Drury Lane memories for Klea Blackhurst

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 03, 2012 12:00 am

Ill. law barring videotaping of police under scrutiny as NATO, G8 protests loom

SPRINGFIELD | Tiawanda Moore didn't think she was doing anything wrong when she took out her smartphone to record her conversation with two Chicago police officers she says were trying to stop her from filing a sexual harassment complaint against one of their colleagues in 2010.

February 06, 2012 7:00 pm

Reputed Latin King member pleads guilty

HAMMOND | A Chicago man changed his plea to guilty Tuesday night for his role in the Latin Kings racketeering conspiracy, admitting to robbing drug traffickers with two former Chicago police officers and helping distribute more than 150 kilograms of cocaine.

January 25, 2012 7:00 pm

Former Chicago officer admits to robbing drug traffickers for Latin Kings

HAMMOND | After changing his plea to guilty in the Latin King racketeering case Friday, a former Chicago police officer is set to join the ranks of those he locked up during his years on the force.

December 03, 2011 8:45 am

EDITORIAL: Bang on gangs in East Chicago

The weight of the federal government is finally pressing down on violent street gangs in East Chicago. It's going to be a messy process, but the result will be worth it.

November 25, 2011 12:00 am
Munster native gunned down on Chicago's South Side

Munster native gunned down on Chicago's South Side

CHICAGO | A Munster native was shot and killed Saturday while visiting family on the city's South Side.

August 16, 2011 10:30 am

Drug ring tied to Latin Kings busted

CHICAGO | Law enforcement busted an alleged drug trafficking ring Thursday that they said, at times, made $10,000 a week supplying powder cocaine to Chicago, Calumet City, Hammond and Whiting.

March 04, 2011 12:00 am
Accused cop killer pleads not guilty

Accused cop killer pleads not guilty

CHICAGO | The 19-year-old parolee accused of the Nov. 26 killings of a Chicago police officer and a former city official pleaded not guilty Thursday.

January 13, 2011 11:48 am
Blagojevich verdict voted top state story of 2010

Blagojevich verdict voted top state story of 2010

SPRINGFIELD | The highly anticipated trial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich -- with its lone guilty verdict that set up a repeat trial in the coming year -- was 2010's top news story in Illinois, according to members of The Associated Press and the wire service's staff. The ongoing saga over a…

December 30, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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