Jeremy Gorner, chicagotribune.com

Jeremy Gorner

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Chicago, IL, United States

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Recent:
  • chicagotribune.com
Past:
  • The Morning Call
  • Los Angeles Times
  • The Union-Tribune
  • The Baltimore Sun
  • Orlando Sentinel
  • Hartford Courant

Recent articles by Jeremy:

Man in custody after police chase that left several injured, including officers

One man was in custody Wednesday night after leading Chicago police on a chase throughout the city for about an hour, leaving several people, including officers, injured. → Read More

Chicago police and city leaders defend handling of protests and looting as questions swirl over response some found lacking

Chicago police and city leaders defend handling of protests and looting as questions swirl over response some found lacking → Read More

Demonstrations turn violent Saturday as mayor enacts curfew

Protesters initially held up signs calling for justice for George Floyd, among other things, and blared chants promoting police accountability. But later on, participants resorted to rioting, looting businesses and other civil unrest. → Read More

Loop windows smashed overnight during Chicago’s protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis

Confrontations between protesters and Chicago police intensified in the downtown area overnight during continued marches over the death of George Floyd. → Read More

Chicago police boss David Brown announces mobile unit to fight summer crime, but promises community service too

Chicago police Superintendent David Brown on Thursday announced the annual start of a citywide unit used to help tamp down violence where it’s most needed in the city. → Read More

Chicago Superintendent David Brown condemns police actions that led to death of George Floyd as protesters march on South Side

To avoid a local repeat of the videotaped death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, Chicago police Superintendent David Brown on Thursday ordered that his 13,000-strong department undergo mandatory training in light of the incident that has generated outrage across the country. → Read More

New Chicago police boss David Brown settles in, contemplates restarting roving units to battle crime spikes

Weeks into his new post as the city’s top cop, Chicago police Superintendent David Brown said he is considering starting a citywide unit devoted to stopping flareups in violence and other crime, a controversial idea that has come and gone in the department in recent years. → Read More

COVID-19 hitting hardest in Chicago ZIP codes already struggling with deadly threat of gun violence

A Tribune analysis of crime and COVID infection data by zip code over roughly a month showed the highest rates of infection are happening in places that also have high rates of crime and violence. → Read More

New police union president John Catanzara rode a wave of controversy to popularity with fellow officers

Last week, a veteran patrolman managed to convincingly win an election to become the next president of the Chicago police’s largest union, the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7. → Read More

President Trump, frequent critic of Chicago, congratulates new local police union chief on Twitter

President Trump and the new CPD union president John Catanzara have both been critical of the police department leadership in the past. → Read More

Chicago police union gets a new leader

Rank-and-file Chicago police officers have chosen a new leader for their union, John Catanzara, a veteran street cop known for being outspoken against Police Department brass who also faces an internal investigation into a pending disciplinary matter. → Read More

Northwest Illinois church holds services days after filing lawsuit against Gov. J.B. Pritzker over stay-at-home order

A rural Illinois church held services Sunday just days after it filed a federal lawsuit against Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order, according to the church’s attorney and an attorney for the local police chief. → Read More

Chicago sees broad reductions in crime and arrests in the wake of COVID-19 sheltering restrictions, though violence problem remains stubborn

As overall crime in Chicago plummeted drastically during the first full month that Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order was in effect, statistics show total arrests made by Chicago police also took a plunge. → Read More

Chicago police pledge to issue citation for another large city party as mayor condemns it

Chicago police will be issuing a citation in connection with a party at a West Rogers Park residence that spilled into the street last week, prompting police to break up the crowd for violating stay-at-home orders. → Read More

Video shows new details of controversial police shooting at Red Line station — and the scramble by officers to tend to the wounded man

The independent agency that investigates Chicago police on Tuesday released more than a dozen video and audio clips from a controversial shooting by an officer that wounded a man who had been struggling with her and her partner at a Red Line subway station earlier this year. → Read More

Man who allegedly bragged on social media about ‘putting two bodies’ on a gun is indicted in second slaying

A 20-year-old man already charged with killing an alleged marijuana dealer after being caught bragging on social media that he used a gun to kill two people has now been charged with a second homicide, authorities said. → Read More

New police Superintendent David Brown takes key step in attempt to reduce runaway CPD overtime

In one of his first major policy initiatives since being named Chicago’s new top cop last week, police Superintendent David Brown has ordered that all overtime must be approved by at least a deputy chief in an attempt to reduce city expenses. → Read More

Mayor Lori Lightfoot condemns notorious Chicago house party, says she thinks it took place on West Side

Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she believes a Chicago house party that drew nationwide condemnation after video surfaced of attendees packed shoulder to shoulder in violation of social distancing rules took place on the city’s West Side but couldn’t yet confirm the location as it remains under investigation. → Read More

Chicago police issued more dispersal orders on West Side in early days of stay-at-home order than other parts of the city, including the lakefront

Chicago police broke up far more gatherings of people on the West Side than any other part of the city during the early days of Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order to curb the spread of COVID-19, according to official police statistics. → Read More

CPD honors sergeant whose death is blamed on COVID-19

Scores of Chicago police cars stretched for a few blocks along a busy South Side thoroughfare as the department honored its latest officers to lose his life to COVID-19, Sgt. Clifford Martin. → Read More