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Murder charges filed in shooting that wounded 3, killing 1

Feb. 20, 2020 10:48 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Murder charges were filed Thursday against a man accused of firing shots in a Chicago Transit Authority pedestrian tunnel that left one person dead and two others injured. Interim police Superintendent Charlie Beck identified the suspect as Torrez D. Cathery, 23, of Chicago. Cathery, who...

Brian Urlacher's brother charged in offshore gambling ring

Feb. 20, 2020 9:46 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The brother of Chicago Bears Hall of Fame linebacker Brian Urlacher and nine others, including a police officer, have been charged with operating an offshore sports gambling business, federal prosecutors announced Thursday. Casey Urlacher, the mayor of the Illinois village of Mettawa, is...

Police: 9 homicides in Chicago's deadliest weekend of year

Feb. 10, 2020 4:52 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago recorded nine homicides between 6 p.m. Friday and midnight Sunday, a weekend police said was the deadliest of the year for a city that has seen the number of fatal shootings surge this year after a previous decline. Twenty-three people were killed or injured in shootings during the...

Chicago police officer guns down armed man early Sunday

Feb. 9, 2020 12:03 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police officer shot to death an armed man after the person allegedly wounded a person in shooting outside a North Side bar, authorities said Sunday. Interim police Superintendent Charlie Beck says as officers responded to calls of a disturbance early Sunday a man wounded another...

Man charged with fatal shooting, wounding cop who saw it

Jan. 31, 2020 11:21 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A man has been charged with murder and attempted murder for fatally shooting another man on a sidewalk and then wounding an undercover police sergeant who followed him after witnessing the slaying, Chicago police said. Walter Johnson, 35, also is charged with unlawful possession of a weapon...

Man held without bond in woman's murder is suspect in 2 more

Jan. 30, 2020 6:41 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man was ordered held without bond Thursday in the death of a 21-year-old woman whose body was dumped in an alley trash can three years ago. In addition to the murder of Diamond Turner, Cook County prosecutors on Thursday named Arthur Hilliard as a suspect in the death of two other...

Chicago Police unveil sweeping department reorganization

Jan. 30, 2020 3:26 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's interim police superintendent announced sweeping changes to the force on Thursday, including a plan to move more than 1,100 detectives and narcotics and gang officers from the city's five regional headquarters to its 22 smaller districts, putting them in closer contact with the...

Chicago police sergeant wounded by suspect in fatal shooting

Jan. 29, 2020 6:10 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police sergeant was wounded Wednesday as he followed a pickup truck alleged to be driven by a suspect involved in a fatal shooting that was observed by police officers working another case. The unidentified sergeant, a 20-year veteran, is being treated at Stroger Hospital for a...

Police: 2 gunmen injure 5 customers at Chicago barbershop

Jan. 16, 2020 9:23 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Two gunmen fired through the window of a Chicago barbershop Thursday evening, injuring three juveniles and two adults who were getting their hair cut, police said. Chicago police Deputy Chief of Patrol Ernest Cato told The Chicago Tribune that the gunmen had walked into the store in the...

23 people apply to be Chicago's next police superintendent

Jan. 13, 2020 8:43 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Police Board has received applications from 23 people who want to become the city’s next police superintendent, officials said Monday. Applications for post were sent in by job seekers from across the nation as well as locally, said board president Ghian Foreman. There was...