July in Chicago ended as it began: Mourning the death of a child whose only mistake was venturing outside to play when someone armed with a gun came to the neighborhood hunting for an enemy.
Chicago's police superintendent said that he plans to flood the city's streets with additional officers during the long July 4 weekend in an effort to avoid a repeat of particularly bloody recent weekends.
The man who blew through a mall in an SUV, wrecking several kiosks and storefronts and sending shoppers scattering, was charged with terrorism.
Immigration advocates in Chicago, who had braced for raids by ICE this weekend, said all was quiet for now.
A 25-year-old man who sought to detonate a car bomb outside a crowded Chicago bar when he was a teenager apologized during a sentencing hearing Wednesday for agreeing to the terrorism plot, insisting that he no longer harbors a desire to kill or join a terrorist group.
Chicago terrorism arrest: Details of the investigation were not immediately available, but a source described the probe as a matter of national security.
Without a focus on city administration, the violence happening in Chicago and in other urban centers will continue to be the norm and not the exception.
The man was charged in federal court with flying overseas in 2015 to join the Islamic State terrorism group with two friends.
President Donald J. Trump takes to Twitter: "If Chicago doesn't fix the horrible 'carnage' going on," he wrote, "I will send in the Feds!"
A largely white Chicago neighborhood that many police officers and firefighters call home took center stage this week in the city's tensions over gun violence, race and policing.