Submissions and Comments Policy

We encourage readers to participate in all aspects of this site, including commenting and news gathering. Comments that contribute to the understanding of a crime, including biographical information about victims and suspects are particularly welcome. Information that could help solve a case is also encouraged, as are reports, commentaries and tips on court appearances, memorials, and other events related to the murder. Guest posts on how a murder or murders are impacting specific neighborhoods, schools, and more are welcome.

All comments are moderated and must by approved by an editor. Homicide Watch Chicago will make every effort to review comments in a timely manner and post them as quickly as possible.

Any comment or contribution that constitutes a threat or is vulgar or obscene will not be approved. Commentors are encouraged to engage in discussions, but personal attacks on others and their opinions will not be approved. Comments and contributions will not be edited.

You are encouraged to comment using your name. Comments by users providing their full name could be approved more quickly than those that do not.

Homicide Watch Chicago stores an email address (provided in the comment form) and IP address with each comment. These are kept private and never shared with anyone.