| Mar 17, 2011
| 4:55 PM
Juries found in favor of Chicago police in two cases that spotlight a new city policy to be more aggressive in defending officers in lawsuits.
The juries returned their verdicts after federal trials in the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse, city officials said...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 12:36 PM
Rev. Michael Pfleger today would not comment about unconfirmed reports that he has been asked to leave St. Sabina Catholic Church to become president of Leo High School, saying his conversations with the Archdiocese of Chicago are a confidential matter. ...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 12:25 AM
Former Chicago police Superintendent Jody Weis said Tuesday that the 2004 death of David Koschman — after a confrontation in the Rush Street nightclub area with a nephew of Mayor Richard Daley's — should be reinvestigated by an independent law...
| Apr 15, 2011
| 6:42 PM
A Chicago police sergeant was charged with two felonies for allegedly slapping a teen whose hands were cuffed behind his back, but the veteran officer's attorney contended he was provoked when the suspect tried to spit on him.
Flanked by several...
| May 2, 2011
| 11:30 PM
Garry McCarthy never made it to New York police headquarters on 9/11.
The second plane hit the south tower of the World Trade Center when he was about a block away from work. So he set up an impromptu operational command center amid the chaotic aftermath...
| May 7, 2011
| 9:34 AM
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...
| May 8, 2011
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...
| Jan 18, 2011
| 6:25 PM
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...
| Jan 19, 2011
| 1:12 AM
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...
| Feb 4, 2011
| 11:23 AM
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...
| Feb 4, 2011
| 11:07 PM
A man was shot and robbed of a snowblower in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side early this morning -- the first shooting since this week's blizzard hit on Tuesday, police said.
This week's storm kept crime down so much that the shooting was one...