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Chicago's murder rate has spiked to a 20-year high and one city alderman blames it on residents speaking out against injustice.

Pierre Stokes, 25, was charged with three felony counts of aggravated battery for a shooting on March 8.

A 22-year-old Chicago man has been charged in the execution-style shooting of Tyshawn Lee, 9, whose death in November rankled the nation and became the latest symbol of problems with gun violence in America.

Gov. Bruce Rauner's statement may seem like a dig, but Mayor Rahm Emanuel would likely be protected from the recall even if the bill passed the governor's desk.

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The family of a woman Chicago police say was accidentally shot by an officer have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city.

Two individuals, identified as a 19-year-old college student and a 55-year-old-woman, were fatally shot by Chicago police as officers were responding to a domestic dispute early Saturday morning.

Embattled Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel stood before city leaders and issued a heartfelt apology for the police shooting of Laquan McDonald on Wednesday as calls for him to resign intensified.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Tuesday that he has fired embattled Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy following an uproar over a video of a Black teen being shot 16 times by a police officer.

An arrest has been made in Chicago in the shooting death of nine-year-old Tyshawn Lee.

A day after Chicago police officials released graphic video of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald being gunned down by a Chicago police officer, President Barack Obama took to Facebook express concern.

Outraged over the violent shooting of Laquan McDonald by a white Chicago police officer, protesters on Tuesday took to the streets and social media to condemn what appears to be nothing short of an execution.