The good news? The Chicago Police Department’s Gun Turn-In Program gives participants a gift card in exchange for turning in a gun. It is one of many initiatives to reduce crime in Chicago and has the stated intention of removing guns...Show More Summary
14 Marines received a surprise welcome when returning home from Afghanistan. Chicago Police and Fire Department were waiting at O’Hare airport to escort the Marines to their next flight and when they boarded their next flight 7 first class passengers then gave up their … Continue reading ?
Look for some sort of policy change from this one, too: The Chicago Police Department’s practice of denying arrestees medical treatment for up to 48 hours is unconstitutional, according to a federal jury which Monday awarded $1 million...Show More Summary
This time, they're getting the money from the Park District: The Chicago Police Department is launching a new overtime program to put off-duty cops in the city’s most dangerous parks, even as overtime becomes a hot-button issue at City Hall.Two officers will patrol each of 20 parks, which were chosen based on three years of crime. Show More Summary
Chicago, IL—I can remember the days when the Chicago Police Department rejected the idea of SWAT teams as a horrible idea. They did not want the public relations fallout from the SWAT concept. They recoiled at the idea we would become urban commandos. Show More Summary
The practice of destroying guns seized by police makes approximately as much sense as shredding money that falls into local governments’ hands, unless, like the Chicago police department, you adopt the view that “guns are the equivalent...Show More Summary
For evidence of the scope of Chicago's illegal gun problem, look no further than a nondescript warehouse on the city's far West Side, not far from some of the city's most violent neighborhoods. There, the Chicago Police Department has...Show More Summary
We thought we recognized that stench: A high-ranking Chicago Police Department official was forced to resign in recent months after making “intentionally false and deliberately incomplete” statements under oath during an internal investigation,...Show More Summary
He's battled mental illness for years and on Friday night (October 12), "MasterChef" finalist Josh Marks was found dead of an apparent suicide. According to the Chicago police department, a call came in from a woman screaming for help...Show More Summary
A Chicago, IL woman is suing a Skokie police officer for allegedly throwing her violently in jail. Cassandra Feuerstein, 47, said in a federal lawsuit against the Skokie Police Department that the March 10 incident required facial reconstructive surgery and the insertion of a titanium plate to “replace the bones that had been shattered,” the […]
A Chicago woman has sued the Skokie, Illinois, police department for excessive force after an officer allegedly threw her head first into a jail cell bench, smashing several facial bones in the process. A surveillance video shows officer...Show More Summary
The Skokie Police Department in Illinois is now at the center of a lawsuit after one of their officers allegedly smashed a 110-pound Chicago woman's face into a cement bench and cracked bones in her face for not looking at a camera while she was being processed for a DUI charge.
Woman Sues Police Department Over Strip Search During Arrest An Illinois woman who says she was unlawfully strip-searched after being arrested for DUI is now suing the LaSalle County Police Department over the incident. via Chicago Tribune Dana Holmes was
Fifteen Durbin says! U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin announced Friday the federal government will give the city nearly $1.9 million to hire 15 police officers.Chicago is one of 263 cities that will be given money through the Department of Justice...Show More Summary
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy on Monday said his department is "making great strides" in determining who opened fire with an assault weapon at a park last week, wounding 13 people, including a 3-year-old boy.
The building, a former Sears Roebuck catalog warehouse, is home to 80,000 firearms, including assault rifles like the AR-15 that are popular with street gangs. [ more › ]
CHICAGO – The Seattle Police Department might have made things a little bit easier for every NFL fan to attend road games this season. It was revealed this week that some Seattle cops could be wearing San Francisco 49ers gear insideShow More Summary
Let's ease into the morning with a video showing the softer side of the Chicago Police Department. [ more › ]
The Chicago Police Department is giving Lakeview revelers another reason to drive safely, or take a bus, this weekend. CPD's routine drunk driving task force is coming to the nightlife-dense Town Hall police district Saturday evening, where they will monitor traffic for signs of impaired driving, police officials said in a release Thursday. Show More Summary
The Chicago City Council today approved settlements in two cases involving former Police Cmdr. Jon Burge, with Mayor Rahm Emanuel offering an apology for that era in the Police Department.