At least, one of the problems.But this chart isn't a problem at all (the chart is over 18 months old, but more pertinent than ever): In 1991, Chicago aldermen became eligible for a pension based on up to 80 percent of their salary, with maximum benefits awarded after 20 years of service. Show More Summary
A number of people forwarded this form letter to us: Dear [Officer],This e-mail serves as notification that a hard copy letter containing your test results from the October 26, 2013 City of Chicago Police Sergeant Written Examination will be mailed via US Postal Service to your address within the next 10 business days. Show More Summary
Chicago on Sunday surpassed 400 homicides for the year, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. A 26-year-old man was fatally shot Sunday in the 5600 block of West Bloomingdale Avenue in Austin, according to the Tribune.Show More Summary
Guess who's talking to the feds? A former Chicago Police lieutenant pleaded guilty to tax fraud Thursday under a deal with prosecutors that likely spells bad news for his two high-profile alleged co-conspirators.Erroll Davis, 52 — who...Show More Summary
Chicago police are looking the gunmen who fired shots into a city park Thursday night. The gunshots injured 13 people, including a 3-year-old boy who was shot in the face. CBS News' Courtney Gousman reports.
On December 4th it will be 44 years since a select unit of 14 Chicago Police officers, on special assignment to Cook County State's Attorney Edward Hanrahan, executed a pre-dawn raid on a west side apartment that left Illinois BlackShow More Summary
(CHICAGO) — A suburban Chicago police officer was released from a hospital Friday after being dragged by a car driven by fleeing Thanksgiving Day shoplifting suspects, one of whom was charged with attempted murder. Another police officer...Show More Summary
A shooting at a Chicago area Kohl’s led police on a wild chase during the traditional Black Friday was on Thursday. The incident took place at the Romeoville location, after store management alerted police about possible shoplifters in the building as shoppers flocked to get the best deals of the early Black Friday. Show More Summary
The saddest part of this story about a cop shooting a shoplifter at a Chicago suburban mall is from the woman who came out to find her car shot up, behind the police tape and inaccessible until the crime scene gets processed: Watching...Show More Summary
It was a mostly calm Thanksgiving evening for area retailers looking to get a jump on their holiday sales but the night wasn't without incident. [ more › ]
It's tough to decide which part of this story is worse: the crime or the aftermath. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that a police officer's arm became caught in a Pontiac Sunfire around 10pm last night while chasing after a man who was allegedly part of a Black Friday shoplifting scheme...
A whole bunch of people are looking at time over this. Now comes word of another mortgage scandal brewing: A Chicago Police officer was ordered held in lieu of $25,000 bond Thursday after he was charged in a mortgage-fraud scheme that...Show More Summary
The Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., scholars and the lawyer who represented Rekia Boyd’s family in a civil suit expressed surprise this week that a white off-duty Chicago police officer has been charged in the shooting death of the unarmed black woman.
A Chicago police officer has been indicted for the shooting death of Rekia Boyd, an unarmed 22-year-old woman who was shot in 2012 while she and her friends were leaving a party, DNAinfo Chicago reports.
Chicago, Chicago and Harvey (the officer will be okay): An Old Town man was ordered held in lieu of $10,000 bail Sunday after he allegedly punched a police officer in the face after being kicked out of a Streeterville bar Friday night.Paul E. Show More Summary
The third charged: The third man charged in the 2011 slaying of Chicago Police Officer Clifton Lewis shot Lewis after he announced he was a police officer when two gunmen entered the Austin convenience store where Lewis was working the...Show More Summary
This is a nice gesture: Chicago police have honored one of their fallen colleagues in a most appropriate way. WBBM Newsradio [...] reports the Chicago Police Academy training lab, where recruits learn how to administer Breathalyzer tests, has been named after Officer Michael P. Show More Summary
Chicago's style of justice has been under loads of scrutiny lately. Police are raising eyebrows for writing up more than 600,000 contact cards so far this year (that's not far short of the number of stop-and-frisk arrests recorded in New York during a peak in 2011). Show More Summary
Imagine that: Police were questioning two men, one with a broken leg, the other with a gunshot wound, after a homeowner repelled two people who broke into his home in Englewood this afternoon, authorities said.The Chicago Fire Department...Show More Summary