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A Salute to Fred Rice, Jr.

Hermene Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Hermene Hartman

Fred Rice Jr. was a gentleman, a scholar and a police officer: the first African American to serve as the Superintendent of Chicago's Police Department.

Chicago Police Officer Shot and Killed on South Side, Homeowner Also Slain

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago police officer was killed this afternoon in the South Chicago neighborhood along with another victim. The police evidence technician was ...

Cops Have A 'Better Day Than The Bears'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago police sergeant said a group of narcotics officers had a better Sunday than the Chicago Bears did--after seizing 115 pounds of marijuana fro...

Gun Pointed At State Representative In Chicago

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois State Representative Edward Acevedo had a gun pointed at him Friday night on Chicago's Lower West Side, but the gunman took off when he reali...

Burge Lawyers Want Sentence Shortened Based On His Military Record

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

One of the most notorious figures in Chicago police brutality is asking for a light sentence based on having fought in Korea and Vietnam. Former poli...

Jody Weis Moving Forward With Plan To Shift Cops

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Police Supt. Jody Weis is forging ahead with plans to reallocate police resources to higher-crime districts -- even though all four top mayoral conten...

Cops: Woman Called 911 To Make Boyfriend Propose

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago woman faces disorderly conduct charges after she decided to call 911 hoping to scare her boyfriend into proposing marriage. Ana Perez, 40,...

Jody Weis Speaks Out: 'I Pride Myself On Being The Enemy Of The Status Quo'

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

This year, Chicago will see its first new mayor in 21 years. And whoever wins the election will immediately be saddled with some serious issues: the ...

Two Dead, Five Wounded In Chicago NIghtclub Shooting

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Police are talking to a "person of interest" in an early Sunday shooting at a South Side motorcycle club that left two men dead and five others wounde...

Police Officer Shot, Possibly Following Stevenson Pursuit

Chicago Sun-Times | Black Political Thought | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago Police officer was shot Sunday evening in an exchange of gunfire that may be related to an incident on the Stevenson Expressway in the South...

Teen Charged In Murder Of Chicago Police Officer

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago teenager was charged Wednesday in the murder of off-duty Chicago Police Officer David Blake, who was found fatally shot in his SUV last mont...

Weis: Police Officers Will Be Shifted To High-Crime Areas

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Without using the dreaded term "beat realignment," Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis said Tuesday he would "reallocate" police resources by the end of th...

19-Year-Old Parolee Charged In Chicago Cop's Murder

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A 19-year-old parolee has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of Chicago Police Officer Michael Flisk and a former Chicago Ho...

Man Questioned In Slaying Of Chicago Police Officer, Hefty Reward Offered

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A teenager is being questioned Monday in the slaying of Chicago Police Officer Michael Flisk and a former Chicago Housing Authority cop, who were kill...

WATCH: Chicago Cops Save Ten From Burning Building

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It must be a harrowing time to be a Chicago cop, with this Monday's murder of David Blake marking the fourth officer killed off duty in the last six m...

Retired Cop Arrested For Leaking Info To Drug Dealers

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A retired Chicago police officer has been arrested for providing information to a powerful and violent drug ring, and for protecting the organization ...

Boy Killed, Two Others Wounded In South Side Shooting

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A 14-year-old boy was fatally shot in the head, and a 12-year-old boy and 19-year-old man were wounded Tuesday evening in a drive-by shooting on a Woo...

City To Hire More Officers, MInimum Age Now 25

Chicago Sun-Times | By FRANK MAIN Staff Reporter/Fmain@suntimes.com | 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...

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....

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 ...

Family Of Teen Fatally Shot By Cops On CTA Files Lawsuit

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The family of a 19-year-old shot multiple times by police on the CTA is suing the Chicago Police Department for wrongful use of deadly force. Carmell...

Michael Bailey Funeral Held On South Side: CPD Honors 'Jewel Of A Human Being'

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mourners packed into St. Sabina church on the South Side this morning for the funeral of Chicago Police Officer Michael Bailey, gunned down as he retu...

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. ...

Alderman Calls CPD's 'Gang Summit' A Negotiation With 'Urban Terrorists'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's political leaders have come out with strongly divided opinions on a secret meeting between police and gang leadership that took place August...