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No More Entrance Exam For Cops? Mayor Considers It

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After a wave of summer violence resulted in dozens of murders across Chicago, including three police officers shot dead in two months, Mayor Richard D...

Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis Says Compaints Against Officers Are Down

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis said Sunday that citizen complaints against his officers are declining. Weis said complaints were down 12 percent in...

It's Not a Code of Silence... It's a Code of Fear

Rev. Gregory Seal Livingston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rev. Gregory Seal Livingston

To effectively end Chicago's summer of blood, our overworked and undermanned police force must work from the premise that any lack of community cooperation is based on a valid fear that the many cannot be protected.

Chicago's Most Violent Police Beat: South Side Chatham Neighborhood's Spike In Violence

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The most violent part of Chicago? It's a section of Chatham, the largely middle-class, African-American neighborhood on Chicago's South Side that has ...

Gangs Targeting Chicago Police Officers? Email Warns Officers Of Planned Violence

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Police Department has been under a lot of stress in recent months. Aside from a spike in murders, the department has lost three officers s...

Man Charged In Shooting Of 1-Year-Old Girl

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An ex-boyfriend of the mother of a little girl who was critically wounded by a stray bullet on Monday has been charged in the shooting. Tarenzo Dill...

Overall Crime Down In Chicago, But Murders Up

FOX Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Although overall crime in Chicago was down, homicides rose more than five percent this year through June compared to the same period last year, accord...

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...

No Bail For Suspect In Bucktown Baseball-Bat Attack

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Cook County judge denied bail today for the Chicago man who's charged in the baseball-bat attack last week in Bucktown on a financial adviser and he...

Two In Custody In Bucktown Baseball Bat Attack That Left Two Women Critically Injured

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A man and a woman are in custody in a baseball-bat attack that put two women in the hospital last week, police sources said. Stacy Jurich, 24, and ...

Judge Throws Out Evidence Against Chicago Cop In Alleged DUI Crash That Killed Two

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Cook County judge issued a ruling today suppressing evidence against John Ardelean, a Chicago police officer charged with driving drunk and crashing...

Bodies Of Two Brothers, Other Man Found In Stolen Car On Southwest Side

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The bodies of three men--two of them brothers--were found Wednesday night in a stolen and abandoned Pontiac Grand Prix on the Southwest Side. The ve...

What Does Weather Have To Do With Chicago Violence?

Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It seems that every year, as Chicagoans celebrate the first warm days of the season, the excitement is tempered by a wave of violence. After months of...

Dying Teen Refuses To Name His Murderer

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Seeing that Tate was wounded badly and probably wouldn't make it, an officer asked: Do you know who shot you? "I know," Tate told him. "But I ain't t...

Chicago Police Department Announces New Anti-Violence Initiatives

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago police will use quickly culled gang intelligence, computer analytics and mobile strike teams to combat summer violence, Superintendent Jody We...

Chicago Police Contract: Union President Says Members Should Find 'Some Satisfaction'

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's police union president says he thinks members will be satisfied with their new contract. That's after three years of contentious negotiation...

City Treasurer Threatens Defamation Suit Over Chicago Police Officer's Articles

Chicago News Cooperative | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Richard M. Daley grudgingly bears the news media's tendency to "scrooten" him constantly. Stephanie D. Neely, the first-term city treasurer, is ...

Family MURDERED On South Side: 3 Children, One Adult Dead

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Four people--including three children--were fatally shot early Wednesday and two others were critically injured when a family member from out of state...

Corey Scott ARRESTED After Cops Find $1.5 Million Worth Of Drugs In Car During Traffic Stop

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Police making a routine traffic stop Monday got more than they bargained for when they found $1.5 million worth of cocaine and heroin in a laundry bag...

Michael Picardi, Suspended Commissioner, Lands Six-Figure Job At CPD

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Ex-city Fleet Commissioner Michael Picardi, suspended by City Hall this year after an embarrassing contracting mistake, has landed a new $129,000-a-ye...

Donny McGee Awarded $1.3M After Police MADE UP His Confession

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Donny McGee, who was arrested for the gruesome 2001 murder of his 76-year-old neighbor three days before his wedding, was awarded $1.3 million after a...

Jon Burge Trial: Witness Says Burge Laughed As He Talked About Abusing Suspects

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The sister of a woman who once dated former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge testified today he laughed as he told stories years ago of how police threw...

Chinatown Brothel Owner Offered Cash, Free Sex To Undercover Cop: Charges

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The owner of a Chinatown brothel offered free sex and paid $18,000 in cash to an undercover Chicago police officer posing as a corrupt cop in exchange...

Homicides Tick Up In 2010, 'Challenging' Chicago Police

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis released sobering statistics on city crime Sunday morning, announcing that homicides were higher through May 2...

Jon Burge, Accused Police Torturer, Wants Case Moved Out Of Chicago

ABC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Having his case publicly compared to the government's trial against Al Capone, former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge is asking a federal judge to ...