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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 ...

Ex-Cop Calls Jody Weis A 'Coward,' Says He 'Cut And Run' After Shooting

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis is a "coward" who had "cut and run" last week when he should have responded to shots fired 45 seconds away, a retired p...

Jon Burge Trial: Fellow Cops Seeking To Plead The Fifth, Avoid Perjury Rap

WBEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Well, there's always the Fifth Amendment, right? You take the stand, repeatedly invoke the Fifth, and you go home. You won't have helped Burge at al...

This Week In Pictures: Simon, Biden, Ayers, Burge And More

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Another big week of news in Chicago. Pat Quinn finally got a running mate! And it's exactly who he asked for. Also, Bill Ayers got the cold shoulder, ...

Family Of William Hardy, Victim Of Police Shooting, Claims He Was Shot In The Back

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago police say they shot and killed a man on the Northwest Side after he aimed a gun at them, but family and friends deny the account and say the ...

Jon Burge Trial: Police Torture Described By First Witness As Trial Begins

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The perjury trial has begun for Chicago's infamous Jon Burge, the former police commander who is believed to have tortured hundreds of suspects during...

Cops Shoot Man Holding 6-Year-Old Child At Knifepoint

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A man was shot and killed by police as he held a 6-year-old boy at knifepoint in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood, officials said. Officers ordered Q...

15 Shootings In Six Hours Across Chicago Thursday Night

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Fifteen people were shot -- including one man who died -- all over the city Thursday night in just under six hours. Belmont, Grand Central, Calumet a...

Cop's RACIST Tirade Recorded On Cell Phone

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Passengers got an unusual answer when they asked a Chicago police officer why they'd been pulled over Tuesday night. "Because you're f***ing black," ...

Jody Weis, Chicago Police Superintendent, Would Take 'Substantial Cut' In Pay To Keep Job

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis said Tuesday he's open to taking a substantial cut in his $310,000-a-year salary if that's what it takes to convince Ma...

Three MORE Bodies Found In Trunk On South Side

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATED STORY: Just weeks after the bodies of three beaten men were discovered in a stolen car on the Southwest Side, three more bodies were found i...

Chicago Police Nab Armed Robber With Help Of OnStar

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A South Side woman activated an emergency-response signal in her car while at a currency exchange with an armed robber who was holding her and her hus...

Police Commander Charged With Harassing CPD Ex Boyfriend

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago Police commander has been arrested and charged with misdemeanor telephone harassment of her former boyfriend -- a Chicago Police officer -- ...

City Settles Class-Action Police Torture Lawsuit; Up To 500,000 Could Receive Payouts

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago City Council today approved the $16.5 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit accusing the police department of mistreating suspects....

Cop Took Bribes From Undercover Agent, Said He Could Sway Police Board

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When a Chicago police officer was facing disciplinary action from the Police Board, he turned to Victor Brown, a 36-year-old cop who promised he had s...

Tagger Jason Kitchekeg Dies After Jumping Into River To Avoid Cops

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A man rescued Tuesday night from "Bubbly Creek" after jumping into the South Side waters to avoid police has died. Jason Kitchekeg, 26, was pronounce...

'Johnny Cool' Sought For Robbery

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Johnny Cool is no Johnny B. Good. Police are seeking a man with a long rap sheet named Johnny Cool for allegedly robbing an acquaintance early Thur...

Chicago Cop Gets Probation For Assault After Long History Of Alcohol Problems

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago police officer who had avoided being fired in earlier alcohol-related incidents has been found guilty in a 2008 attack on a couple at a Nile...

Drug Busts Up 270% As Police Go After Dealers In Their Homes

suntimes.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Police Department's narcotics section carried out 1,311 search warrants last year -- a 270 percent increase over 2008. Those raids netted...

Richard Fiorito Will Not Be Charged: Cop Accused Of Targeting Gays For DUI Arrests Cleared

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago Police Officer accused of targeting gay and lesbian motorists for phony DUI arrests and making anti-gay comments during those arrests will n...

Escaped Prisoner Steals Rockford Police Car, Drives 90 Miles Before Caught

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago police managed to stop the man at the intersection of Noble and Division at around 3:40 a.m. which was a good thing for the Rockford cops in p...