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Most U.S. adults want to see gun laws made stricter and think gun violence is increasing nationwide. That's according to a new poll that finds broad public support for a variety of gun restrictions.
Officials are calling the 22-year-old a person of interest. Police Chief Lou Jogmen says the man gave himself up after a brief pursuit in his car.
The new policy gives the department permanent rules about when officers can and can't engage in an activity that can endanger themselves, those they're chasing and bystanders.
The shooting happened late Thursday a few blocks from the city's Magnificent Mile shopping district. One person was taken into custody and a weapon was recovered, police said in statement.
NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the work of Chicago-based artist Milton Coronado, who paints murals that memorialize people killed by gun violence.
The proposal also includes transit cards that will help Illinois residents paying an average of $4.46 per gallon at the pump, compared to a national average of $4.23.
For 60 years, Chicago has turned its downtown river green to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. The annual tradition actually has its roots in a big problem for the city: sewage.
The former Empire actor was convicted on five felony counts of lying to police, but he has maintained that he did not stage the 2019 attack in which he claimed to be the victim.
Poets Hanif Abdurraqib, Franny Choi, Dan "Sully" Sullivan, and club founder Peter Kahn have curated a new anthology celebrating the legacy of a Chicago-area high school's spoken word club.
After days of bargaining over safety precautions, the Chicago Teachers Union and city officials have reached an agreement to restart in-person teaching.
The former Empire actor is accused of lying to Chicago police about being the purported victim of a hate crime in Jan. 2019. He is charged with six counts of felony disorderly conduct.
Beach said that he was sexually assaulted by a video coach for the hockey team in 2010 and that the team did nothing about it for weeks. Beach came forward publicly for the first time Wednesday.