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  • 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...
  • Daley defends ex-top cop, denies morale is poor

    Jody Weis stepped down as police superintendent to pursue job opportunities, not because he wasn't granted a short-term contract to stay in the job until Rahm Emanuel takes office, Mayor Richard Daley said today. The lack of a contract extension "didn'...
  • From the archive: A mother's heartbreak

    In the front window of a modest brick two-flat on Chicago's West Side hangs a handmade sign with fading pictures of a smiling 15-year-old Yasmin Acree that says "we miss u." The honor student and kind of girl who made her bed every morning and hung out...
  • New police chief: Strong administrator, thick skin

    New police chief: Strong administrator, thick skin
    NEWARK, N.J.—If Garry McCarthy had a honeymoon as Newark's top cop it ended violently on a single day in July 2009. On July 20 of that year, eight people were shot in two separate incidents, including a drive-by shooting that indiscriminately...
  • Issues for the next top cop

    Job openings: The Chicago Police Department has more than 1,100 vacancies on a force of 13,500 officers. Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel promises to add 1,000 officers to the city's streets. Public perceptions: In polls, people say crime is getting worse, yet...
  • New top cop names top aide

    A Chicago police official who was once among the leading candidates to become the city's top cop has been tapped to become the second in command under acting Superintendent Garry McCarthy. Al Wysinger, 48, was named first deputy superintendent, Mayor...
  • Star retired for slain officer Soderberg

    Star retired for slain officer Soderberg
    Fallen Chicago police Officer Thor Soderberg is remembered by his students as a committed teacher, by friends and family as a generous public servant, and by fellow officers as a leader. Soderberg’s star was retired Tuesday in a ceremony at...
  • Police: Father was girl's killer in 2008 case

    Police: Father was girl's killer in 2008 case
    The anguished screams of a father awoke the quiet South Side street in July 2008. "No! No! No!" neighbors heard Richard Lyons bellow. "Not my baby! Not my baby!" Lyons told police he had found his 9-year-old daughter dead, stabbed multiple times, in the...
  • 'Dibs' OK on city streets -- for now

    'Dibs' OK on city streets -- for now
    Chicago officials say they will not crack down on "dibs," the tradition of cordoning off shoveled-out parking spaces -- at least for now." And more good news for blizzard weary residents: There'll be no enforcement today of parking meters. In giving a...