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Chicago Police To Fingerprint Gun Owners Under New Ordinance

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis says the department will fingerprint anyone who wants to legally own a handgun in the city. We...

Supt. Jody Weis: Chicago Crime Rate Down In April

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Even as violent murders and beatings make headlines across Chicago, police Supt. Jody Weis said violent crime is down 11 percent in the city and the m...

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...

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...

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...

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...

You Are Being Watched: Chicago Surveillance Cameras Make City The Most Watched In US

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — When the body of Chicago's school board president was found partially submerged in a river last fall, a bullet wound to the head, came...

Man Shot Blocks From Police News Conference About Violence

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A man was shot Friday afternoon in the South Side Englewood neighborhood, half mile from a press conference where Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis was d...

Video Cameras In Squad Cars Make Chicago Cops Uncomfortable

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In the 1960s, Chicago cops initially griped about having to wear radios on their belts. In the last decade, some fretted about having to communicat...

Curfew Violators Will Go To Park Fieldhouses, Not Police Stations

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's annual summer curfew crackdown has a new and more lenient twist this year: Instead of being slapped with citations and hauled off to the pol...

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...

Does Chicago Have An Image Problem?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Violent crime is down in Chicago. But if you turn on CNN or pick up the New York Times, you certainly wouldn't think so. The topic of violence in Chic...

No Murder Charge In Chicago Cop's Death

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Police in Chicago have made an arrest in the burglary that Sgt. Alan Haymaker was responding to when he crashed on Lake Shore Drive and was killed ear...

Smaller, 'Covert' Cameras Coming To High Crime Neighborhoods

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Blue-light surveillance cameras in Chicago's high-crime neighborhoods will someday be augmented by "covert" cameras that "fit inside of a match box" a...

Derrion Albert, Renaissance 2010, Olympics 2016 and the Breakfast Club

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

When I was a pastor on the West Side I found myself in the middle of rioting students on more than one occasion. What happened? Since the riots weren't caught on video, we didn't get any help from the White House.

WATCH: Mayor Rips Reporter As School Chief's Suicide Questions Get Heated

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley lit into a reporter Wednesday for asking whether the death of his longtime friend Michael Scott will affect the mayor's political career. ...

Release of Police Documents Imminent

Jamie Kalven | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jamie Kalven

The city believes its power to impose secrecy should be unlimited and beyond scrutiny, that it should be the sole arbiter of what is and is not public information.

Top Cop Wants City To Fight More Lawsuits Vs. Police

South Town Star | Hutch Report | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Weis has asked the city to become more aggressive in fighting lawsuits he views as "meritless" by going to trial instead of settling them. Last month,...

Mary Mitchell: Linking North Side Policing to South and West Side Crime

Tracy Siska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tracy Siska

The differences between crime rates for different areas of the city have deep social roots. You cannot expect communities that have been all but written off to not struggle with violence.

Police Chief Defends Spotlight On Lincoln Park Muggings

Chicago Sun-Times | FRAN SPIELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis denied Thursday that the media spotlight on muggings in Lincoln Park and Lake View has turned up the political...

Murder Rate Down 11 Percent: Police

Chicago Sun-Times | STEFANO ESPOSITO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis on Friday hailed an 11 percent drop in homicides and a 9 percent dip in all crimes during the first seven months of 200...

Weis Wants To Hire 150 More Cops With Federal Grant Money

Chicago Sun-Times | Annie Sweeney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Police officials are hoping to hire up to 150 officers this year with federal grant money, Supt. Jody Weis said Tuesday....

Cops Cleared In Jefferson Tap Bar Beating Get Badges Back (WATCH BRAWL VIDEO)

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis has reinstated three officers found not guilty this week of attacking two brothers in a bar br...

Cop DUI's: 13 Chicago Police Officers Arrested For Drunk Driving In 2008

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO - The Chicago Police Department is reporting 13 officers were arrested last year for driving under the influence, with five of them involved i...