Frank Main has been covering crime in Chicago since 1999, reporting on everything from the evolution of street gangs to the “no-snitch code” that keeps witnesses from cooperating with detectives. He's a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. In 2011, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for local reporting.
It was Chicago police officers vs. New York City cops in a baseball game to raise money for the family of slain Chicago police Cmdr. Paul Bauer.
Leonardo Lechuga was 24 and in a gang when he wounded an Aurora cop in 1996. He went to prison. Now 47, he crusades against gangs.
Police have issued an “investigative alert” for the man, who traveled out of state after he knew he was being sought for questioning.
Two of the Chicago Police officers on the raid have been indicted on federal charges of conducting searches with bogus warrants.
A Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent was shot and wounded Thursday in Gary during a gun “enforcement operation.”
THE WATCHDOGS: In the first four months of new get-tough gun law, no one got harsher sentences in Cook County, a Chicago Sun-Times examiner finds.
A lieutenant married to Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson has filed a complaint with the EEOC after the CPD denied her a promotion.
CFD officials say an investigation is underway but have shared little more; Alberto Lopez, the man Juan Bucio was searching for, remains missing.
A former Chicago cop sentenced to federal prison for leaking sensitive police information to her gang-leader boyfriend was able to land a job with the
THE WATCHDOGS: Retired ATF agent once took on bikers, white supremacists, street gangs. Now, he takes on Chicago’s top federal judge on drug tactics.
A Sun-Times reporter accompanied sheriff’s officials in search of the police department South Side man said he works for — found only vacant building.
Marcus Mondy, 35, is accused of attacking a U.S. Pretrial Services intern outside the downtown federal courthouse Wednesday.
THE WATCHDOGS: More than a year into hiring surge, 14 of Chicago’s 22 police districts have fewer beat cops than they did when the push was announced.
Law enforcement agencies announced a combined reward of $61,000 for leads leading to the arrest of the shooter.