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Jody Weis

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  • Weeks in review

     
    A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: Guest host Eddie Arruza with Abdon Pallasch, Chicago Sun-Times; Craig Dellimore,...
  • 'No mustache, no peace!'

     
    A report on the NATO protests this morning on WBEZ-FM 91.5 related that protesters taunted a police officer with facial hair by chanting, "No mustache, no peace." It's amusing, though I can't quite figure how this mockery of the constabulary......
  • Off-duty Chicago police officer killed in robbery attempt

    Off-duty Chicago police officer killed in robbery attempt
    An off-duty Chicago police officer just back from Iraq was shot and killed after four people pulled up to his parents' Chatham home Wednesday night and tried to steal his new motorcycle, authorities said. Officer Thomas Wortham IV and his father, a...
  • 2 teens raped as evidence sat

    2 teens raped as evidence sat
    The state crime lab notified Chicago police in June 2008 that DNA evidence linked three brutal rapes in the city, but it was not until this summer that detectives reinterviewed the victims and gathered vital information leading to an arrest. During the...
  • Weis: Crackdown brings 40 percent homicide drop

    Chicago police credit a controversial summer meeting with gang leaders and a gang crackdown guided by what they call "social network analysis" with a dramatic drop in gun violence this past fall in a West Side police district, including a 40 percent...
  • Search goes on for teen missing three years

    Search goes on for teen missing three years
    On Saturday, Rose Starnes gazed upon an age-enhanced photo of her daughter Yasmin Acree, no longer the 15-year-old who went missing three years ago but still wearing the same soft smile and dark eyes. It broke her heart. “It’s a lot of times...
  • Cops: Panhandler killed, 2 officers hurt in River North

    Cops: Panhandler killed, 2 officers hurt in River North
    A person picked up for panhandling was killed and two Chicago police officers were injured as the handcuffed panhandler surprised police with a gun and fired as he was enroute to a police station in the River North neighborhood this afternoon, officials...
  • Top cop: Doctor accused of faking attack 'embarrassed the city'

    Top cop: Doctor accused of faking attack 'embarrassed the city'
    Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis says an Iowa physician accused of lying to police about being stabbed by attackers along the Chicago Riverwalk "embarrassed the city with his story." Gary Hunninghake, 64, of Coralville, Iowa, is charged with felony...
  • 3 dead, 2 shot including officer on Far North Side

    3 dead, 2 shot including officer on Far North Side
    A double homicide on the Far North Side Saturday evening prompted a pursuit that left one Chicago officer wounded and a suspect in the slayings dead from police gunfire. Gang crimes officers on surveillance on the 5800 block of North Winthrop Avenue...
  • Top cop Weis on his future: 'We'll see'

    Two days before his contract was set to expire, Chicago police Superintendent Jody Weis remained noncommittal today about his future as the city's top cop. He said he has not spoken with Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel, who pledged during the campaign to...
  • Weis out as police supt; Hillard back as interim

    Weis out as police supt; Hillard back as interim
    Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis is leaving his post at the end of today, when his $310,000-a-year contract expires. He is being replaced, on an interim basis, by Terry Hillard who headed the Chicago police department from 1998 until 2003. "Serving as the...