A former Harvey schools superintendent who said a school board member told her she was “itching for an ass kicking” has won $400,000 in a lawsuit.
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.
In three decades, there hasn’t been a deadlier shooting spree in which a Chicago police officer was among those killed.
Officers arrived at Mercy Hospital about a minute after Dr. Tamara O’Neal called 911. By then, she already had been shot.
Juan Lopez made threats, harassed his estranged wife and slept with a gun under his pillow, court records show. Still, he bought guns legally.
THE WATCHDOGS: Number of federal gun-crimes prosecutions in Chicago rose 75 percent March 2016-March 2017, another 29 percent through March 2018.
Federal prosecutors in Chicago are targeting gun crimes more.
THE WATCHDOGS: Chicago police applicants who initially get rejected are having a harder time winning appeals to be put on the police eligibility list.
Arthur Mendez, 22, is charged with murder in the June 2 slaying of Nicole DeLeon in South Chicago Heights.
Romeo Blackman, 22, was regularly on a Top 10 police list of people suspected of violence in the Englewood District, sources said.
Sebastian Torres allegedly provided the gun used in the killing of Nicole De Leon in her South Chicago Heights home.
The suspects allegedly moved stolen tokens through cryptocurrency networks, such as Ether or Bitcoin, to their own digital wallets.
Ashraf Al Safoo, 34, is charged with one count of conspiracy to provide material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization.