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1-year-old Chicago toddler shot in parents’ gun struggle

1-year-old Chicago toddler shot in parents’ gun struggle

Associated Press

January 28, 2020

A 1-year-old boy whose father claimed had been shot in the head by a gunman in the street was actually struck by a bullet as his parents struggled over a gun inside their Chicago home, police said Tuesday. The shooting happened Monday night. The bullet did not penetrate the child's skull and he is...

Some DePaul students on ‘high alert’ as campus safety stagnates

Some DePaul students on ‘high alert’ as campus safety stagnates

Griffin Wright, Katie Kostelic, and Brett Balicki

January 20, 2020

Lincoln Park is thought to be a safer neighborhood of the city. According to some DePaul students, this may not be the case.  Many DePaul students had their own run ins with crime around the Lincoln Park campus, and others believe the rates of these incidents have been increasing. As fall turns to ...

Chicago police: 13 wounded in shooting at memorial party

Chicago police: 13 wounded in shooting at memorial party

Associated Press

December 22, 2019

CHICAGO (AP) — A shooting early Sunday at a house party held in honor of someone who was killed in April left 13 people wounded, four of them critically, Chicago police said. The shooting stemmed from a dispute at the memorial party, Chief of Patrol Fred Waller said at an early morning news conference....

Man stabbed on Red Line at Fullerton stop

Man stabbed on Red Line at Fullerton stop

Bianca Cseke, Online Managing Editor

December 6, 2019

A man was stabbed Friday morning on a Red Line train at the Fullerton stop by DePaul's Lincoln Park campus, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. A 29-year-old man said he was on the train about 6 a.m. and tried to calm down another man who had been yelling, and the other man, 31, attacked him and they b...

Autopsy shows UIC student found in car died of strangulation

Autopsy shows UIC student found in car died of strangulation

Associated Press

November 25, 2019

The death of a University of Illinois at Chicago undergraduate student whose body was found inside a campus parking garage has been ruled a homicide. The Cook County medical examiner says Sunday’s autopsy showed 19-year-old Ruth George of Berwyn died of strangulation. UIC police Chief Kevin Booker...

Chicago man charged with falsely reporting gunman at college

Chicago man charged with falsely reporting gunman at college

Associated Press

November 10, 2019

A Chicago man has been arrested on felony charges of disorderly conduct after he allegedly made a false report about a gunman on a local college campus. Fifty-one-year-old Michael Gallo was arrested on Friday after Chamberlain University on the city's North Side determined that the report was unfounded....

Chicago man shot dead going to niece’s aid during assault

Chicago man shot dead going to niece’s aid during assault

Associated Press

November 8, 2019

Chicago police say a 66-year-old man who went to his niece's aid during a sexual assault in their home was shot and killed by the attacker. Police say the 25-year-old attacker entered the South Side home through a window about 9 p.m. Thursday, tied up the 17-year-old girl in her bedroom and assaulted...

Former Los Angeles police chief named interim in Chicago

Former Los Angeles police chief named interim in Chicago

Don Babwin, Associated Press

November 8, 2019

Chicago's mayor on Friday named former Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck to serve as Chicago's interim police superintendent, a day after the city's top police officer announced he's retiring. Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Beck was the perfect choice for the job leading the police force in the nation's...

Chicago’s top cop retiring after turbulent 3-plus years

Chicago’s top cop retiring after turbulent 3-plus years

Don Babwin, Associated Press

November 7, 2019

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson announced Thursday that he's retiring after more than three years as the city's top cop, a post he took over during one of the most violent chapters in the city's history and amid public outcry over the release of a video showing an officer shooting a black...

DePaul duo will use grant to research violence in African American youth

DePaul duo will use grant to research violence in African American youth

Patsy Newitt, Assistant News Editor

October 28, 2019

DePaul professors W. LaVome Robinson and Leonard A. Jason received a $6.6 million grant  from National Institute of Mental Health for a research program combating violence amongst African American youth in Chicago Public Schools, focusing on interpersonal violence prevention. The largest grant DePaul has ever ...

Analysis: 2019 DePaul Public Safety report

Analysis: 2019 DePaul Public Safety report

Ella Lee and Mackenzie Murtaugh

October 21, 2019

Though crime has increased significantly in both Lincoln Park and the Loop, the university’s annual Safety and Security Information Report and Fire Safety Report presents crime on campus as remaining practically stagnant. Reported rapes are down in Lincoln Park, with three in 2018, compared to five...

Devastated by gun violence, a mother seeks justice after loss

Devastated by gun violence,  a mother seeks justice after loss

Lacey Latch, Managing Editor

October 14, 2019

On a quiet street on Chicago’s South Side, Freddrica Nicholas sits at the kitchen table of her home that also functions as a daycare. Kids of all ages can be heard playing in another room, a mix of her own foster children and neighborhood kids she looks after during the day. Family photos cover every available in...

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