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McDonald's Employee Charged With Shooting Chicago Cop

Posted 03.22.2012 | Chicago

A 20-year-old McDonald's employee has been charged in the near-fatal shooting of a decorated Chicago police officer. Paris Sadler is due to appear ...

Person Of Interest Questioned In Police Officer's Shooting

Posted 03.20.2012 | Chicago

Updated story A Chicago police officer was shot in the chest and critically injured after he chased after an alleged curfew violator in the city's...

WATCH: Journalists Covering 6-Year-Old's Death Detained By Police

Posted 03.19.2012 | Chicago

A group of Chicago journalists attempting to cover the fatal shooting of a 6-year-old girl over the weekend were cursed at and handcuffed by Chicago p...

Transgender Ordinance Introduced In City Council

Posted 03.14.2012 | Chicago

Story by Kate Sosin, courtesy of the Windy City Times: Alderman Proco Joe Moreno has introduced an ordinance to City Council, aimed at easing probl...

Wrongfully Convicted Man Could Get $3.6 Million From City

Posted 03.14.2012 | Chicago

Chicago's City Council Finance Committee on Monday approved a $3.6 million settlement for a man who served nearly a decade behind bars on an attempted...

Boy, 11, Shot On Violent Chicago Day

Posted 03.14.2012 | Chicago

An 11-year-old boy who was playing outside with friends on an unseasonably warm day was shot Tuesday afternoon in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood. ...

2 Charged In New Year's Attack Near Congress Theatre

Chicago Tribune | Rosemary Sobol | Posted 05.13.2012 | Chicago

Two boys, 15 and 16, have been charged as adults with robbing and sexually assaulting a Highland Park teen near the Congress Theatre onNew Year's Eve,...

Planned Police Firing Range Ditched Over Bald Eagles' Nest

Posted 03.13.2012 | Chicago

Plans for a Chicago Police Department firing range on the city's Southeast Side have been halted after the city's first bald eagle was discovered in a...

Should Sensitivity Training Be Required For Cops?

Posted 03.12.2012 | Chicago

A transgender teen's harassment lawsuit against Cicero, Ill. police officers coincides with a statewide effort to provide sensitivity training to poli...

'Puppy Torture' Videos Posted On YouTube

Posted 03.09.2012 | Chicago

A Chicago man and a 13-year-old boy were arrested Thursday after allegedly torturing dogs and puppies -- and posting videos of the abuse on YouTube. ...

Two CPD District Stations Close Despite Community Skepticism

Posted 03.06.2012 | Chicago

Two of the Chicago Police Department's district stations closed Sunday, while one more will close by the fall. The Prairie and Belmont station clos...

Chicago Gangs Head To The Suburbs

Posted 02.27.2012 | Chicago

Last summer, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy vowed to “obliterate” the street gang responsible for the shooting of two young girls pl...

$6 Million Worth Of Marijuana Seized In South Side Bust

Posted 02.23.2012 | Chicago

Chicago police on Tuesday recovered over a ton of marijuana and cocaine estimated to be worth more than $6 million on the city's South Side. Police...

Police Department May Adopt New Transgender Policy

Posted 02.22.2012 | Chicago

Story by Kate Sosin, courtesy of the Windy City Times: After more than two years of pushing by local organizations, Ald. Proco Joe Moreno is poised...

Chicago Police Horses To Wear 'Riot Gear' For NATO/G8 Summits

Posted 05.16.2012 | Chicago

Days after announcing that Chicago Police would get new riot gear, including 3,000 new face shields, in time for the NATO/G8 summits in May, Mayor Rah...

No Movement In Sight For Marijuana Reforms

Chicago Reader | Posted by Max IMost | Posted 04.17.2012 | Chicago

Chicago officials made national news last fall by vowing to rework our racially disparate marijuana policies, but in the three and a half months since...

City Buys Pricey New Cop Shields For NATO/G8

Posted 05.16.2012 | Chicago

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has an early Valentine's Day gift for Chicago police as they continue to prepare for the concurrent NATO and G8 summits tha...

Family Of Man Slain By Cop Gets $1.35 Million Settlement

Posted 02.13.2012 | Chicago

A jury late last week awarded a $1.35 million settlement to the family of a man who, in 2006, was fatally shot by an off-duty Chicago police officer. ...

Medical Marijuana Grower Gets 6 Years In Prison

Posted 03.05.2013 | Chicago

A medical marijuana grower who was caught with dozens of pounds of weed in Chicago was sentenced to six years in prison Friday. Ryan Bailey, 29, w...

City Giving $6.2 Million To Iraq War Protesters

Posted 02.09.2012 | Chicago

After nearly nine years of litigation, lawyers for the city of Chicago on Thursday agreed to settle a lawsuit brought on by anti-war protesters for $6...

At Least 20 Shot During Violent Chicago Weekend

Posted 01.29.2012 | Chicago

At least 20 people, including one child and several teens, have been wounded so far during a violent and unseasonably warm weekend in Chicago. The...

WATCH: Woman Chases Down, Lectures Attempted Robber

Posted 01.28.2012 | Chicago

A Chicago woman who found herself becoming the victim of too many crimes as of late fought back this week -- chasing down a man who stole her wallet o...

Gang Members Using Social Media More Than Ever Before

Posted 01.27.2012 | Chicago

The Chicago Crime Commission released an updated book about Chicago gangs this week, which reveals that the Windy City has more gang members than any ...

As Chicago's Murder Rate Drops, City Launches Initiative Targeting Most Violent Districts

Posted 01.31.2012 | Chicago

Less than a week after Chicago's first murder- and shooting-free day in nearly a year, the city's mayor and police superintendent announced a violence...

City Celebrates 24 Hours Without A Murder

Posted 01.19.2012 | Chicago

Chicago's crime rate can sometimes earn the city a bad rap, but for 24 hours Wednesday the city was murder- and shooting-free. Police Superintenden...