| Mar 13, 2012
| 10:01 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel was frustrated that doubters of his controversial speed-camera plan were ignoring a city study he said offered compelling proof of the life-saving impact of camera technology.
That study, the mayor said in an interview last month,...
| Feb 12, 2012
| 5:12 AM
Here's the transcript of a sometimes contentious, sometimes humorous Feb. 8, 2012, interview of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, in which he provides the most expansive view yet on his pledge of transparency, his governing style and his interactions with reporters....
| Feb 12, 2012
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has refused for months to release public records that could shed light on his controversial speed camera plan while he persuaded state lawmakers and Gov. Pat Quinn to turn it into law.
Now that the mayor has released a small number...
| May 21, 2012
| 4:32 PM
A report on the NATO protests this morning on WBEZ-FM 91.5 related that protesters taunted a police officer with facial hair by chanting, "No mustache, no peace." It's amusing, though I can't quite figure how this mockery of the constabulary......
| Jun 15, 2012
| 4:32 PM
From this year's news archives: June 15 : "Maybe (a roughly 35 percent increase in homicides so far over 2011) is a consequence of (disbanding the Chicago Police Dept. strike force), and I didn't anticipate it," McCarthy said in a......
| Jun 19, 2012
| 9:32 PM
Emanuel's reform to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana isn't all that radical Jon Krause illustration Powerful Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, had this to say Monday about Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposal to decriminalize possession of...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 3:35 PM
For more than three years, RedEye has been tracking homicide data and posting it online.
You can find it here at redeyechicago.com/homicides.
Chicago Police also make wide use of statistics. Since Garry McCarthy became Chicago’s police...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 4:02 PM
Protesters expected to descend on Chicago for the NATO and G8 meetings that will bring international leaders to Chicago this spring will have a chance to air their grievances, but order will be maintained in the city, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today....
| Dec 14, 2011
| 10:42 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to raise fines for resisting police as the city gears up for anticipated protests that will come with the G8 and NATO summits to be held in Chicago next May.
Protesters found guilty of resisting a police officer or aiding...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 3:59 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s communications director is leaving the job at the end of the year, making her the first top aide to depart his young administration.
Chris Mather said she is not sure what’s next. But December 31 will be her last day....
| Jan 8, 2012
An analysis of state data on traffic tickets found that the number of traffic stops dropped by 6 percent and the number of ticketed motorists dropped by 11 percent.
Pinched by the recession, police departments ranging from small suburbs to Chicago have...