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Steven Lee, Brother Of Slain Chicago Police Officer, Killed Leaving Birthday Party

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The brother of a murdered Chicago cop was gunned down Sunday morning as he made his way home from his 33rd birthday party. Parents Anna and Bobby L...

Are Cook County's Interrogation Techniques Foolproof? The Reid Technique Examined

HuffPost Eyes&Ears Local | Diana Novak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Produced by HuffPost's Eyes & Ears Citizen Journalism Unit Following his January 14 release from prison, convicted murderer Michael Tillman became th...

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...

Burge Trial: Andrew Wilson, Tortured Suspect Who Died In Prison, Will Still Be Heard

WBEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Valentine's Day, 1982, Andrew Wilson was arrested in a west side apartment by Area 2 Violent Crimes Commander Jon Burge and a team of other officer...

Cops Seek Serial Strangler: Four Women Found Dead In Vacant Buildings

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It has been a violent Spring in Chicago, and the city has received a lot of negative attention in recent weeks. Now, police are saying there could be ...

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," ...

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...

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 -- ...

Cops Seize $8 Million In Marijuana, Plus Cocaine, Weapons And Cash

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago police seized more than 1,200 pounds of cannabis worth an estimated $8 million and 800 grams of cocaine worth about $100,000 in a Back of the ...

Chicago Police Say Crime, Including Murders, Down This Year

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Crime in Chicago dropped 10.3 percent during the first two months of the year, compared with the same period last year, police said. There were eight...

Police Rule Book Gets Overhauled For First Time In 40 Years

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Back in 1924, the Chicago Police Department's rule book could fit in the palm of an officer's hand. Now the rules are compiled in six ring binders --...

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...

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...

Jaesun Ingles Dies After Being Tasered As Chicago Police Seek To Expand Taser Use (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Police Department's announcement that more Tasers will be used by officers on the street comes the morning after a man died after police T...

Man With More Than 100 Arrests Charged In Wicker Park Attacks

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago man who has racked more than 100 arrests went at it again when he allegedly went on a fist-flying spree over the weekend, police said. Jo...

Four Women Killed In South Side Crash

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Four women died this morning when the car they were traveling in smashed into a tree in the South Side's Englewood neighborhood, Chicago police said. ...

Man Sues Police For 'Conspiracy' With His Ex-Wife To Slam Him With Parking Tickets

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An Orland Park man who received two dozen unwarranted parking tickets has sued the city of Chicago and two police officers in federal court. The laws...

Lisa Hofstra Settles With City For $78K: Nurse Handcuffed By Cop For Not Drawing Blood On Command

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A nurse who was handcuffed by a Chicago Police Officer when she refused to draw blood from a drunk-driving suspect fast enough for him in August settl...

Anthony Abbate, Ex-cop On Probation For Brutal Attack On Bartender, Fails Drug Test

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The former Chicago police officer convicted of a bar beating seen around the world has been charged with violating his probation by failing a drug tes...

Funeral For Sgt. Alan Haymaker Set For Today: Officer Killed In Crash While Responding To Burglary

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The funeral of a Chicago police sergeant killed in a single-car crash early Monday as he drove to the scene of a North Side burglary will be held this...

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...