With El Chapo awaiting trial, another Mexican drug kingpin, known as El Mencho, has become Chicago’s biggest narcotics supplier, authorities say.
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.
A northwest suburban state legislator resigned after an ex-girlfriend accused him of sharing nude photographs of her online.
THE WATCHDOGS: Lee Anglin on his ties to ex-Ald. Edward Vrdolyak and mob boss James Marcello, life in prison and his plan to repay investors millions.
THE WATCHDOGS: Decriminalizing possessing small amounts of weed has meant huge drop in arrests, tickets. Blacks are still disproportionately targeted.
Two Chicago cops facing corruption charges were sued Monday, accused of stealing cash, watches and guns from a security guard’s Southwest Side home.
THE WATCHDOGS: He worked for years on an FBI drug and violent crime task force. Now, he’s an FBI trophy — a Chicago cop charged with corruption.
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