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Jody Weis

Chicago Gangs Head To The Suburbs

Posted 02.27.2012 | Chicago

Last summer, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy vowed to “obliterate” the street gang responsible for the shooting of two young girls pl...

WATCH: City Sticker Contest Winner Speaks Out

Posted 02.10.2012 | Chicago

The 15-year-old Chicago boy at the center of the city's vehicle sticker contest controversy said Wednesday that his design, criticized by some for all...

Are There Gang Signs In The New City Sticker?

Posted 02.09.2012 | Chicago

A Chicago high school student's winning entry into the city's vehicle sticker design contest, which was set to go to print this week, is now under inv...

Gang Members Using Social Media More Than Ever Before

Posted 01.27.2012 | Chicago

The Chicago Crime Commission released an updated book about Chicago gangs this week, which reveals that the Windy City has more gang members than any ...

Finally: Chicago Workers Offered Maternity Leave After Decades Without It

Posted 11.07.2011 | Chicago

The city of Chicago has never offered maternity leave to its pregnant employees, but the Emanuel administration announced a change to that policy Wedn...

Jody Weis Blasts Gambling Expansion Bill

Posted 10.04.2011 | Chicago

Former Chicago top cop and current Chicago Crime Commission deputy director Jody Weis came out Wednesday in staunch opposition to the massive gambling...

Jody Weis Received $76,308 In Unused Vacation When He Resigned

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 08.21.2011 | Chicago

Former Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis walked out with a $76,308 check for accrued vacation days when he resigned his $310,000-a-year job on March 1 --...

Emanuel Approves New Surveillance Cameras

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 08.15.2011 | Chicago

Though Chicago is already home to at least 10,000 private security cameras which, combined, account for the most extensive and integrated camera netwo...

Frustrating Union, Emanuel Plans To Move 500 Cops To High-Crime Areas

Posted 07.24.2011 | Chicago

In a move that has drawn the ire of the police union, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced plans to move 500 Chicago police officers from specialized tact...

Rahm To Announce Top Cop Pick

The Huffington Post/ AP | Posted 07.02.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel's choice to be Chicago's next police superintendent says he will have "cops' backs" if they do their jobs well. ...

Chicago's Next Top Cop: Search Down To Three Finalists, Sources Say

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 06.26.2011 | Chicago

The competition to become Chicago's next police superintendent has come down to a three-man race between a veteran Chicago cop and a pair of outsiders...

Philly's Top Cop Won't Take Chicago Job: Pay's Too Low

Posted 06.06.2011 | Chicago

Charles Ramsey seemed like an ideal candidate to take over for Interim Chicago Police Superintendent Terry Hillard when Rahm Emanuel takes the reins o...

Will Mayor Emanuel Commit to Reforming the Chicago Police?

Locke Bowman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Locke Bowman

Poor Jody Weis. Rates of murder and violent crime have fallen like a stone in the three years since he was appointed. He's been innovative, unorthodox, and he seems to have gotten results. Yet he has barely a friend in town.

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...

The 'Chicago Code' Drinking Game

The Beachwood Reporter | The Beachwood CSI: Chicago Code Affairs Bureau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

* Drink every time someone in your viewing party says this is no Shield. * Drink every time someone in your viewing party says this is no Wire. ...

Meeting With Gang Leaders Led To Big Homicide Drop, Weis Says

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Over the summer, Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis held a secret meeting with the leaders of the West Side's most vicious gangs, telling them th...

Complaints Against Officers Down On Jody Weis' Watch

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis came into office in 2008 with a mandate to crack down on officer misconduct following a string of scandals. When May...

Madigan Wants Burge Pension Terminated

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Last month, Chicago's Police Pension Board voted to allow convicted police lieutenant Jon Burge to keep his $3,000-a-month pension. The news outraged ...

Officer Michael Flisk Laid To Rest: 'We Were Lucky To Have Him'

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Loved ones and colleagues of fallen police officer Michael Flisk paid their final respects Wednesday afternoon at St. Rita of Cascia Church on the cit...

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 ...

Daley To Keep Jody Weis On Through The End Of His Term

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The six remaining candidates for Chicago mayor have their occasional differences of policy, but more often than not, the race seems to be an echo cham...

Possibility Of Shifting More Police Officers To High Crime Areas Sparks Debate

Chicago News Cooperative | MICK DUMKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As city elections approach, Superintendent Jody Weis's proposal to shift more police officers to crime-ridden areas has reignited an intense debate am...

Chicago's Community Policing Caught In Cross-Fire

Chicago News Cooperative | MICK DUMKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Community policing, a philosophy that emphasizes citizen involvement and preventive action, faces an uncertain future as financing declines and offici...

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...