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Police: 9 homicides in Chicago’s deadliest weekend of year

Police: 9 homicides in Chicago's deadliest weekend of year

Associated Press

February 10, 2020

Chicago recorded nine homicides between 6 p.m. Friday and midnight Sunday, a weekend police said was the deadliest of the year for a city that has seen the number of fatal shootings surge this year after a previous decline. Twenty-three people were killed or injured in shootings during the period,...

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

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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 guard a crime scene in the 5700 block of S. May Street in Chicago after several people were shot there on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019.

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

CPD car parked outside 55 E. Jackson as police investigated a bomb threat called into the 22nd floor, where the president's office is located.

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

A white vehicle is parked at the scene of a death investigation in a University of Illinois at Chicago parking garage Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, in Chicago. Authorities say the body of a missing University of Illinois at Chicago student has been found in a car inside campus parking garage.The Cook County medical examiner identified the woman found Saturday as 19-year-old Ruth George of Berwyn.

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

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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

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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 Charlie Beck speaks during a news conference at City Hall after Mayor Lori Lightfoot officially announced he would be Chicago's interim police superintendent, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. Beck's name surfaced as a possible interim superintendent even before Eddie Johnson made his expected announcement that he was stepping down after more than three years as superintendent and more than 30 years with the department. Johnson, 59, will remain with the department until the end of the year, Lightfoot said.

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 Police Department Supt. Eddie Johnson hugs Mayor Lori Lightfoot after he announced his retirement during a press conference at CPD headquarters, Thursday morning, Nov. 7, 2019.

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

Psychology professors W. LaVome Robinson and Leonard A. Jason have received a $6.6 million grant to fund research to reduce African American youth violence.

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

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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...

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