Chicago violence

President Barack Obama referred to a videotaped attack on a Chicago mentally disabled man as "despicable" Thursday while talking about the city's crime rate. Four teens have been charged with hate crimes in connection with the violent assault captured in a Facebook Live clip.

1/2/17- Roland Martin talks to Chicago Sun Times columnist Mary Mitchell about the violence in Chicago and the newest statistics that labels the city as the deadliest in America. “Part of the problem is the lack of jobs and opportunity. Chicago is a very segregated city. There is also no organized gangs. Drug dealing is the business […]

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

She's doing her very best to lift him up during this very tough time.

The 13-year-old in question pleaded not guilty on Tuesday. Cook County judge, Cynthia Ramirez, ordered the unnamed suspect to remain in custody during proceedings and denied a request for electronic monitoring.

Police say Tyshawn's shooting resulted from a bloody conflict involving rival factions of two of Chicago's oldest gangs--the Gangster Disciples and the Black P Stones.

The newly released video, which shows Officers Michelle Morsi-Murphy and Jose Lopez first pepper-spray Rev. Catherine Brown before drawing their weapons and pulling her out of her vehicle, corroborates Brown's claim that she did not attempt to run the officers over.

Arguing that the sole job of Chicago's top prosecutor is to disproportionately lock up African-American men, ColorOfChange worked overtime on Tuesday's primary to oust Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez, who is up for re-election.

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.

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.