| Jun 14, 2011
| 4:38 PM
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle ran for the job as a reformer, but on Tuesday she found herself defending a decision to put two former southwest suburban state lawmakers on the county payroll.
Michael Carberry and John O’Sullivan...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 1:55 AM
The Sun-Times reports: Former Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis received a check for $76,308 for unused vacation days when he resigned his $310,000-a-year job on March 1.
His former $168,438-a-year chief-of-staff Mike Masters left with $30,448 for 54 unused...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 10:26 AM
The Chicago Crime Commission says most city residents live within a few feet of gang operations. It's because there are more than 70 known gangs with up to 150,000 members.
The new Chicago Crime Commission Gang Book is said to be the most comprehensive...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 10:02 PM
Social media Web sites have become popular mechanisms by which gang members carry out drug-dealing and other illegal activity.
This trend is explored in the Chicago Crime Commission Gang Book, which also highlights profiles, colors and other...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 5:15 AM
City Clerk Susana Mendoza said Tuesday she’s investigating whether gang signs are part of the winning design for Chicago’s next city sticker, just days before the decals are scheduled to be printed.
The sticker, meant to honor city...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 10:04 AM
A 15-year-old boy will lose the honor of seeing his city sticker design adorn Chicago windshields amid questions about whether the artwork contains gang symbols, City Clerk Susana Mendoza said this afternoon.
At a City Hall news conference, Mendoza...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 1:32 AM
Chicago police will disband two of its rapid response units once heralded as key components of the city's lowering crime rate, police union officials said.
Effective Aug. 18, both the Mobile Strike Force and Targeted Response Unit will cease to exist,...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 9:05 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced changes to the city's leave policies, including scaling back the amount of unused vacation time employees can stockpile and instituting a uniform maternity policy.
Under the new vacation leave policy, non-union...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 12:59 PM
The number of vacation days non-union city employees can cash out when they leave their jobs would be significantly reduced under a proposal a key City Council committee endorsed today.
As it now stands, departing longtime employees can get paid for up...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 12:08 PM
An unofficial code of silence was “alive and well” within the Chicago Police Department when off-duty cop Anthony Abbate attacked a bartender at a Northwest Side tavern in 2007, a national expert testified today at Abbate’s federal...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 3:45 PM
Former Chicago police commissioner Jody Weis confirmed Friday was his last day as president of the Chicago Crime Commission.
According to a news release, Weis says he's resigning in order to pursue other interests in teaching, research and private...