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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...

OPINION: Chicago doesn’t deserve its bad reputation for violence

OPINION: Chicago doesn’t deserve its bad reputation for violence

Charlie Bevins, Contributing Writer

October 7, 2019

There is a weird angst about Chicago, and it comes almost entirely from people outside Chicago. Two weeks ago, a group of five avid Trump-supporters traveled all the way from Fresno, California to Chicago so they could harass Pastor Emma Lozano from Lincoln United Methodist Church and expose the “evil u...

Terrorism charge against SUV driver in suburban Chicago mall

Terrorism charge against SUV driver in suburban Chicago mall

Associated Press

September 29, 2019

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (AP) — A man accused of driving an SUV through a suburban Chicago shopping mall is facing a state terrorism charge, authorities announced Sunday. Police in Schaumburg announced early Sunday morning that the Cook County state's attorney had authorized the charge against Javier Garcia,...

DePaul Public Safety leaves old policies, procedures in place after summer crime incidents in Lincoln Park, Loop

DePaul Public Safety leaves old policies, procedures in place after summer crime incidents in Lincoln Park, Loop

Bianca Cseke, Online Editor

September 23, 2019

A stabbing of a recent graduate. A fatal stabbing on the Red Line near Wintrust Arena. A series of robberies on CTA trains in the Loop. A series of sexual assaults in Lincoln Park. Those are just a few of the crimes that have occurred near DePaul’s Lincoln Park and Loop campuses in recent months. A DePau...

Chicago cop wounded, 2 others injured in separate incident

Chicago cop wounded, 2 others injured in separate incident

Associated Press

September 21, 2019

Chicago police say an officer was shot and wounded and two others were seriously injured after being dragged by a vehicle in a separate incident. Police spokesmen say an officer was shot Saturday morning on the South Side and hospitalized in critical condition. They say the shooter was believed to...

Man suspected of summer attack on recent DePaul graduate charged

Man suspected of summer attack on recent DePaul graduate charged

Bianca Cseke, Online Editor

September 19, 2019

A man suspected of stabbing and slashing a recent DePaul graduate near the Lincoln Park campus in July was formally charged with the crime Thursday, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said in a post on Twitter. Adam Bramwell, 32, was brought back to Chicago from Texas, where authorities arrested him last ...

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