Michael Lansu

A Chicago Sun-Times analysis shows 4 Chicago communities stand out as oases apart from the violence, with no murders the past three and a half years.
<p>Chicago could record its lowest murder total in nearly five decades for the second consecutive calendar year, despite an increase in shootings in 2014.</p>
<p>Chicago averaged nearly a murder per day in the first month of the new year.</p>
<p>With less than a week until Chicago’s mayoral election, a fake Rahm Emanuel decal has appeared on at least one of Chicago’s much-maligned parking meters.</p>
<p>Denzel Pittman only shook his head slightly when a Cook County judge on Monday found him guilty of murder in the stabbing deaths of his teen
<p>A University of Illinois at Chicago student accused of sexually assaulting a classmate was ordered released from the Cook County Jail Thursday
<p>Since he took office as Cook County’s chief medical examiner two and a half years ago, Dr. Stephen Cina says the most important addition he’s
<p>Antonio Cross testified Monday he had a cellphone in his hand when he made a “get the f— out” motion over his shoulder toward