Jeff Sessions called El Mencho’s cartel “one of the five most dangerous transnational criminal organizations on the face of the Earth.”
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.
“There is a misperception that police are the problem,” Jeff Sessions said.
Ronald Safer, the former federal prosecutor who put the Gangster Disciples leader Larry Hoover away for life, said Donald Trump shouldn’t be fooled.
The Justice Department will oppose a pending consent decree the city of Chicago agreed to in the wake of police misconduct allegations.
Emanuel called “stop-and-frisk” part of a failed set of strategies that would undermine efforts to rebuild trust between police and the community.
“Now we can go home and sleep knowing Laquan is at peace,” McDonald’s great uncle said. Asked whether justice was served, he said, “Absolutely.”
Ulysses Robles, 24, was cleared of marijuana charges stemming from a 2016 search of his dad’s home by Sgt. Xavier Elizondo and Officer David Salgado.
THE WATCHDOGS: A surge in Colombian cocaine production is beginning to be felt in Chicago, top U.S. drug-fighting authorities say.
Vicente Zambada Niebla, who agreed to testify against “El Chapo” and Sinaloa cartel, was a player in the cartel since his teens, court filing says.
The February 2017 fire “was the result of an open flame to a sofa left in the middle of the room.” No smoke detectors were present, records say.
The city will conduct another inspection on Dec. 4. The next hearing on the code violations is set for Dec. 6.
Grace Watanabe, who suffers from dementia, was living at the Symphony of Lincoln Park when the money was taken, the Cook County public guardian said.
State releases “extraordinary” statement on mother of 5 children who died in fire as it conducts new probe into neglect in the deaths.
As a 10th child succumbed to injuries Tuesday, the state said it was investigating allegations of child neglect.
Evan Musikantow — whose father was one of the biggest owners of Applebee’s restaurant franchises in the country — owes $758,350 in child support.