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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Hillard tells officers he will visit every district

    Interim Chicago Police Superintendent Terry Hillard told police officers at a roll call gathering today in the Pullman neighborhood to focus on their duties and said he planned to visit every police district in the future. Hillard was appointed by...