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New Gun Law In Honor Of Slain Chicago Police Officer Alejandro Valadez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley and Governor Quinn, on Thursday morning, signed new legislation targeting gang members. The new law is named in honor of Chicago Police Of...

Cop Charged With Stealing Over $600,000 From Police Fund

Chicago Sun-Times | Frank Main | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The president of the Chicago Police Sergeants' Association was charged Friday wth using his fellow sergeants' union dues as his own personal piggybank...

City Asking Police, Firefighters To Take Furloughs

Chicago Tribune | Hal Dardick and John Byrne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Richard Daley and some aldermen suggested today that police officers and firefighters take off nearly five weeks without pay to cut city spendin...

Police Union Holding Fundraiser For Cop Charged With DUI Homicide

Fox Chicago | Larry Yellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

There were angry protests last Spring when Chicago police detective Joseph Frugoli was released on bond. ...

Chicago Police Stonewall on Rape Investigations

Sarah Tofte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Sarah Tofte

Every year in the U.S, over 200,000 people report they have been raped. Many submit to an invasive DNA collection, so they can convict their attacker. But thousands of these DNA samples go untested.

Anti-Gay Chicago Cop: Is Fiorito Off The Hook?

Chicagoist | Joseph Erbentraut in News on January 15, 2010 2:30 PM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When we were alerted to a tip, earlier this week, from the Gay Liberation Network (GLN) that the Cook County States Attorney's office was planning to ...

Chicago Police Union Chief Defends Entrance Exam (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rumors are swirling that the Chicago Police Department is considering doing away with its entrance exam. But plenty of people are unhappy with that id...

Chicago Police Corruption: More Cops Plead Guilty In SOS Probe

Chicago Sun-Times | RUMMANA HUSSAIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Two more former Chicago Police officers pleaded guilty this morning to charges related to the Special Operations Section corruption investigation....

Obama's Chicago Home Losing Police Protection

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Police Department is pulling its overtime detail that guards President Barack Obama's Kenwood home on Oct. 1, department officials announc...

Jailed Corrupt Cop Still Draws $68,088 Pension

Chicago Sun-Times | TIM NOVAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

He's one of the most crooked cops in Chicago history. William Hanhardt helped run a ring of mobbed-up jewel thieves -- while he was chief of detective...

Firefighter Charged With Punching Cop Near Soldier Field

STNG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An off-duty Chicago firefighter has been arrested after allegedly punching a Chicago police officer outside Soldier Field Sunday night -- sending the ...

Police Taser Man In Lincoln Park

STNG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Police Tasered a man attempting to flee police early Friday in the North Side's Lincoln Park neighborhood....

Ex-Cops Headed To Jail In Major Corruption Probe, Admit Withholding Insulin From Diabetic

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Four former members of an now-disbanded Chicago police unit admitted Friday to taking part in a brazen scheme in which they barged int...

Surveillance Cameras Show Cop Beat CTA Bus Driver Unconscious: Union

Chicago Sun-Times | STEFANO ESPOSITO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An off-duty Chicago police officer allegedly beat a CTA bus driver so badly Saturday night that the driver was left unconscious, a representative from...

Former Cops To Plead Guilty In Major Police Corruption Probe

Chicago Tribune | David Heinzmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Four former Chicago police officers implicated in the Special Operations Section scandal have made deals to plead guilty in exchange for cooperating w...

Release of Police Documents Imminent

Jamie Kalven | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jamie Kalven

The city believes its power to impose secrecy should be unlimited and beyond scrutiny, that it should be the sole arbiter of what is and is not public information.

Police Send 40 Squad Cars To Break Up Northwest Side Gang Fight

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago police quelled a large gang fight on a busy Northwest Side street early this morning....

Cops Crack Down On Women Driving Drunk

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Over the past decade, DUI arrests of female drivers have shot up in Chicago, as well as across Illinois and the nation, new government figures show. ...

Mary Mitchell: Linking North Side Policing to South and West Side Crime

Tracy Siska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tracy Siska

The differences between crime rates for different areas of the city have deep social roots. You cannot expect communities that have been all but written off to not struggle with violence.

Police Chief Defends Spotlight On Lincoln Park Muggings

Chicago Sun-Times | FRAN SPIELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis denied Thursday that the media spotlight on muggings in Lincoln Park and Lake View has turned up the political...

Murder Rate Down 11 Percent: Police

Chicago Sun-Times | STEFANO ESPOSITO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis on Friday hailed an 11 percent drop in homicides and a 9 percent dip in all crimes during the first seven months of 200...

Protecting President Obama's Chicago Home Costs City At Least $2.2 Million

Chicago Tribune | Annie Sweeney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Police Department has spent at least $2.2 million to secure President Barack Obama's Kenwood residence since he was elected in November, a...

3 Years Probation For Teen Cop Impersonator

Chicago Tribune | Matthew Walberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A 15-year-old boy who earlier this year fooled Chicago police officers into believing he was one of their own will spend three years on probation afte...

Daley: City Wants $106M From Feds To Hire 400 New Cops

ABC 7 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Richard Daley says Chicago will ask the federal government for money to hire more police officers....

Judge Bemoans Corrupt Cops While Sentencing One

Chicago Sun-Times | NATASHA KORECKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An ex-Chicago cop was sentenced today to almost 11 years in prison for robbing drug dealers -- a case that prompted the judge to declare he's tired of...