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Chicago on track to grow deadlier than 2015

Chicago is on track to cross a disturbing threshold and top the number of shootings and homicides in the city in 2015. It's not a war zone, but it helps explain why some people who live there call it Chi-raq, a name that draws an analogy between the city and Iraq.

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:32:48 GMT
The slain Chicago woman's mom forgives killers

Losing a child is more than most parents can bear.

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 18:17:57 GMT
A rapper just invited Donald Trump to Chicago

Grammy- and Oscar-winning artist Rhymefest extended an invitation to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Monday.

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 18:23:04 GMT
Priest on youth and police

Father Michael Pfleger has been an outspoken crusader against street violence in the parish he has led on Chicago's South Side for more than 35 years. He says lack of police accountability has exacerbated the crisis and fostered a climate that stops witnesses from coming forward.

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:45:56 GMT
The national anthem's uncomfortable history

"I cannot stand and sing the anthem. I cannot salute the flag. I know that I am a black man in a white world."

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:44:20 GMT
Opinion: I was on board with Kaepernick until...

Colin Kaepernick sparked a media firestorm on August 26 when he refused to stand for the national anthem before a preseason game against the Green Bay Packers.

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 00:40:33 GMT
Chicago moves to fire officers in Laquan McDonald shooting

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson has filed administrative charges seeking to fire six officers involved in the fatal shooting of Chicago teenager Laquan McDonald in 2014, Chicago police said Tuesday.

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 01:17:30 GMT
Orlando Pulse 911 caller: 'Gunshots were just going like crazy'

One caller reports that a friend just texted him to say he'd been shot and was in the bathroom at Pulse in Orlando. Another man calls to say he safely fled after gunshots erupted at the popular nightclub.

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 22:34:42 GMT
'Perfect storm' of lead contamination devastates mom

Imagine getting a letter from a federal agency saying that your yard is exposing your children to an invisible poison that is known to decrease IQ. Then, you find out the agency tested for this toxic substance more than a year and a half ago, but the results are just now being delivered to you. And you learn that your 2-year-old shows blood-lead levels 6.6 times above the upper level of concern set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That nightmare is Shantel Allen's reality.

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 01:40:49 GMT
Chris Brown arrested on suspicion of assault

Singer Chris Brown was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon Tuesday evening, LAPD Lieutenant Chris Ramirez said in a press conference.

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 01:51:55 GMT
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