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Rahm: City Workers Should Live In City Limits

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Before the mayoral elections, a big issue in both debates and on the campaign trail was Chicago's residency requirement for city employees. For 92 ...

WATCH: Weis Defends Role As Top Cop

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley again defended Jody Weis Wednesday, saying the police superintendent stepped down to search for a job--not because he d...

Chicago's Top Cop Steps Down

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis stepped down from his post as Chicago's top cop Tuesday. Weis was reportedly unable to secure a written contr...

William Alden

Newark Police Layoffs Threaten Crime-Fighting As Budget Cuts Spark Fears | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEWARK, N.J. -- Early on a recent Wednesday morning, a 23-year-old former cop named Robert looked out to his driveway and noticed his car was gone. ...

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 ...

Jody Weis Rips Critics, Says Chicago Police Department Will Not Return To 'Business As Usual'

Chicago Sun-Times | Chiefs Gab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Police Supt. Jody Weis mounted a defiant defense of his reputation in a letter to the Sun-Times this weekend, saying he does not want the department t...

CPD DRAMA: Police Union To Protest Jody Weis Leadership, Weis Says He Won't Resign

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATED STORY: On Wednesday morning, members of Chicago's Fraternal Order of Police gathered outside of Chicago Police Headquarters and demanded tha...

March This Wednesday to Help Us Put More Cops on Chicago's Streets

Matt Farmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

Our streets are short thousands of cops, and that's no secret to the gang-bangers shooting it out across the city.

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...

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 ...

Cops To Picket City Hall During Olympics Evaluation

Chicago Tribune | Angela Rozas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Saying it has been "backed into a corner," the Chicago police department's patrolman's union announced today it will be having an "informational picke...

Daley Backs Top Cop After Union's 'No-Confidence' Vote

Chicago Tribune | Hal Dardick and Angela Rozas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Richard M. Daley today downplayed a police department union's "no-confidence" vote against Police Supt. Jody Weis, saying he still had confidenc...

Lawsuit Seeks To Stop Police Union From Paying For Alleged Torture Cop Burge's Defense

Chicago Tribune | Carolyn Starks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A current and a former Chicago police officer are asking a judge to stop the Fraternal Order of Police from paying legal fees for former Cmdr. Jon Bur...

Police Union To Pay For Jon Burge's Federal Defense

Chicago Tribune | David Heinzmann and Steve Mills | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The union representing Chicago's police officers has decided to pay for the criminal defense of indicted former detective Cmdr. Jon Burge, who is faci...

What's the Police Union Thinking?

Rob Warden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rob Warden

The union that represents Chicago police is advising its members involved in crime scene investigations to refuse to provide samples of their DNA for forensic analysis.