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How Anti-Gang Efforts Are Impacting Chicago Violence

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 04.09.2014 | Crime

CHICAGO (AP) — A year ago, Chicago's closely watched battle with street gangs sunk to perhaps its lowest point when Michelle Obama came home for the...

Chicago Police Overtime Pay To Top Out At $93 Million This Year

Posted 10.31.2013 | Chicago

Chicago is expected to pay nearly triple the amount budgeted for 2013 police overtime costs. The Chicago Police Department's overtime spending will...

Homicides In Chicago Are Down, But Will The Trend Continue?

Posted 06.12.2013 | Chicago

With homicides in Chicago so far this year at a reduced level not seen since the 1960s, the city is touting its policing strategies in response to the...

Analysis: Homicides Cost Chicago $2.5 Billion

Posted 05.23.2013 | Chicago

Following Chicago's staggering 2012 total of more than 500 homicides, the human toll of gun violence in the Windy City is well-known. Now, a new ...

13 Wounded, 2 Fatally In Overnight Gun Violence In Chicago

Posted 05.15.2013 | Chicago

Two people were killed and at least 11 others were wounded in overnight shootings citywide in Chicago. A 19-year-old man was shot multiple times in...

CPD Blows Through Two-Thirds Of Overtime Budget In 3 Months

Posted 05.03.2013 | Chicago

With many Chicago police officers working extra hours as part of an initiative targeting some of the city's most violence-plagued neighborhoods, the e...

City's Homicide Rate Dips, Police Overtime Surges

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 03.20.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Hundreds of Chicago police officers are hitting the streets on overtime every night in dangerous neighborhoods, the latest tactic by Mayor ...

More Than 200 City Workers Earned $30K Or More In Overtime Pay

Posted 01.23.2013 | Chicago

In 2012, several Chicago city workers earned cash in sums that eclipsed their base salary — including one OEMC Police Communications Operator who ba...

Chicago Police Overtime Spending Has Doubled In Five Years

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A key alderman says the Chicago Police Department's overtime spending is "alarming," having more than doubled over the last five years to more than $3...

Cops Lose Overtime Pay For Community Policing

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman and Frank Main | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Police officers will no longer be paid overtime to attend monthly beat meetings or community policing functions in a budget-cutting move that,...