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Gunshot Victim Identifies Shooter On His Deathbed

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A gunshot victim's deathbed identification of his shooter led to the arrest of his killer. Lawrence Stubbs, 19, was gunned down by two men in his Sou...

Fallen Officer Honored By Blind Triathlete

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Usually, the Lifetime Chicago Triathlon is full of powerful emotions of crowning accomplishment tempered with strife. But this year, the memory of a t...

Predicting Crime Locations? Computer Guru Helps CPD

Chicago Sun-Times | FakeTeams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Computer guru Brett Goldstein was stuck at Midway Airport on 9/11 when the second plane struck the World Trade Center. "We were watching CNN when i...

City To Hire More Officers, MInimum Age Now 25

Chicago Sun-Times | By FRANK MAIN Staff Reporter/ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Police Department said it has raised the minimum age for applying to become an officer to attract more mature candidates and also is offer...

Police Brutality Case: Seven Officers Put On Desk Duty

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Seven Chicago police officers have been pulled off the streets after they were accused of beating a suspect at a South Loop college dorm building. La...

City To Cops: You Aren't Writing Enough Tickets

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A City Hall memo obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times warns police officials that the city will "witness a dramatic decrease in annual revenues and not m...

Cops Warn Parents After Two Teens Die Playing 'Choking Game'

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Two recent deaths of teenage girls involving the "choking game" are under investigation by Chicago police. Specific details about the deaths are sk...

8-Year-Old Shot On South Side, Suffers Graze Wound To His Head

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An 8-year-old boy was injured when a bullet grazed his head late Saturday in the West Englewood neighborhood, police said....

Taser Use By Chicago Police Officers Increases Sharply

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Police officers have nearly quadrupled their use of Tasers since the department equipped every beat car with the electric-shock weapons earlie...

Cop Sues City, Wants Overtime Pay For BlackBerry Use

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Like millions of Americans, Chicago Police Sgt. Jeffrey Allen's job had him on an electronic leash of sorts. Even when he was off duty, Allen says,...

Chicago Officers Head To Springfield For Cop Killer's Parole Hearing

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Twenty-five Chicago police officers are on their way to Springfield by chartered bus this morning to lend weight against the parole of a cop killer. ...

Chicago Violence: The Story Of Why They Won't Stop Shooting In Chicago

Chicago Sun-Times | Bleeding Green Nation | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

This is the story of why they won't stop shooting in Chicago. It's told by the wounded, the accused and the officers who were on the street during ...

Police Stop Rape In Progress Near DePaul University Campus

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Police officers stopped a rape in progress late Thursday, near the DePaul University campus in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. A concerned ne...

Three Teens Arrested, Suspected In Shooting Death Of Police Officer

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Just hours after the funeral for slain off-duty Chicago Police Officer Michael R. Bailey, three South Side teenagers were arrested on suspicion they ...

Jonathan Jackson: Jon Burge's Cops Need to Be Brought to Justice

Zondra Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Zondra Hughes

Jonathan Jackson, national spokesman for the Rainbow Push Coalition, says hope is not lost, and that the trust between the cops and the community can be restored.

Increased Security At Millennium Park Kid Sister Show Raises Some Eyebrows

Chicagoist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Anyone that attended last Monday's Kid Sister show at the Prtizker Pavilion in Millennium Park was met with an unusually large showing of police force...

2-Year-Old SHOT In Head On The South Side

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE: The suspect in the fatal shooting of a 2-year-old girl has turned himself in to police Thursday afternoon, accompanied by his mother and Rev. ...

Gunman Who Shot 4-Year-Old At Large, 'No Snitching' Code To Blame

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Martrell Stevens has made great strides since an errant bullet left him partially paralyzed two years ago at the age of 4. He can swim, take steps wi...

Many Spectators, Few Witnesses In Hit-And-Runs

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

If you're on foot and a car kills you, chances are the cops will never find the driver. Hit-and-run collisions account for about 40 percent of pedestr...

CPD DRAMA: Police Union To Protest Jody Weis Leadership, Weis Says He Won't Resign

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATED STORY: On Wednesday morning, members of Chicago's Fraternal Order of Police gathered outside of Chicago Police Headquarters and demanded tha...

March This Wednesday to Help Us Put More Cops on Chicago's Streets

Matt Farmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

Our streets are short thousands of cops, and that's no secret to the gang-bangers shooting it out across the city.

Shooting Range Near Bird Paradise?

CBS 2 Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's 33 acres of land filled with trees, grass and plants. It's home to rare birds and other wildlife, and it's in the city of Chicago. But Chicag...

Back To School Violence: 16-Year-Old Killed, Teacher Stabbed By 13-Year-Old

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The school year has just begun for Chicago Public School students, but already a high school student has been killed and a teacher attacked. On Wedn...

On Daley's Retirement

Andy Thayer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Andy Thayer

He got out just in time. At the outset of the recession, the city already was a financial basket case, slipping dramatically further once the Olympics announcement was safely out of the way.

Running for Mayor in "Post-Racial" Chicago

Matt Farmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

With the stakes high during the mayoral race, there's absolutely no reason to think that Chicago's professional class of surrogate race-baiters (white, black, and Hispanic) will sit on the sidelines.