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Chicago has one of the worst homicide arrest rates in the nation, according to a Washington Post analysis. What the effect of that low rate is – and how it can be improved.

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel is deposed in March as part of an investigation into the 2015 shooting death of West Side teen Quintonio LeGrier and his neighbor Bettie Jones by a Chicago police officer. (Courtesy City of Chicago)

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he hasn’t interfered with the investigation into the 2015 shooting death of a West Side teen and his neighbor by a Chicago police officer, according to newly released transcripts of his March deposition.

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CPD Superintendent Eddie Johnson speaks to the media Wednesday, June 13, 2018.

In an investigation dubbed “Operation Full Circle,” local and federal authorities say they recovered heroin, fentanyl, marijuana and more than a dozen firearms.

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Chicago teens hold a three-minute “die-in” at City Hall on Monday, June 11 in remembrance of Maurice Granton Jr. and others killed by the Chicago Police Department. (Matt Masterson / Chicago Tonight)

Chicago teens joined Parkland shooting survivors and the family of a man shot and killed last week in a confrontation with Chicago police to “demand justice” for victims of gun violence.

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Additional patrols will cover the lakefront, downtown and other areas where Chicago police expect there could be increased violence during the holiday weekend.

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Fewer than 2 percent of people arrested in Chicago last year met with an attorney while in police custody. Local advocates are looking to boost those numbers with a day of service Saturday.

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An array of assault weapons recovered this year by the Chicago Police Department. (Chicago Police Department / Twitter)

“That just goes to show you how many illegal guns get out here on the streets of Chicago,” CPD Superintendent Eddie Johnson told media Thursday.

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A “chicken in distress” call last month led to an unusual rescue effort in Lincoln Park – and an award for the Chicago Police Department.

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A pair of Chicago Police officers allegedly paid off informants with stolen goods to obtain search warrants, and falsified police reports to cover up their actions.

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The number of beat cops in Chicago is down despite a promised hiring surge, according to two new reports. We speak with two local journalists and the head of the police union.

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(Photo courtesy Andy Thayer)

After spending 22 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, Thomas Sierra is suing the city of Chicago and the detective he claims framed him for a 1995 murder.

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The 23-year-old suspect is accused of carjacking multiple vehicles last week. He faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted.

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April is “Save Abandoned Babies Month” in Illinois. Chicago police and fire officials hope to raise awareness of the state’s safe haven law in the hopes of saving infant lives.

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The Chicago Police Board may seek to fire an officer who shot and killed two people during a domestic disturbance call in 2015.

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Jason Van Dyke, left, sits with his attorney Daniel Herbert at his hearing at Leighton Criminal Court in Chicago Wednesday April 18, 2018.    (Nancy Stone / Chicago Tribune / Pool)

The judge in the high-profile murder case could unseal documents not yet seen by the public later this month. A defense expert witness also testified Wednesday about a possible change of venue in the case.

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Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson tells us about a big new cash gift to fight crime, discusses police oversight and more.

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