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  • 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...
  • Cops: 1st shooting since storm over snowblower

    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...
  • Preckwinkle defends hiring two former lawmakers

    Preckwinkle defends hiring two former lawmakers
    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...
  • Ex-top cop Weis got $76,308 for unused vacation

    Ex-top cop Weis got $76,308 for unused vacation
    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...
  • War of words, continued

     
    Below, following up on earlier published declarations, is an open letter to Mark Donahue, president of the Fraternal Order of Police in Chicago, from Area One (Wentworth) Detective David DeMato. It was written and delivered this week before Wednesday's...
  • War of words: The epistolary battle between Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis and the Fraternal Order of Police

     
    For your reference. On Sept. 10, Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis posted "Message from the Superintendent" on the department's Web site, a slightly shorter version of which was published in the Sun-Times the following day. That message, and the response.......
  • Letter to cops, brass: Take your war of words inside

     
    "We are at a vital crossroads where crime is on the rise and police manpower is on the decline," said the letter from Wentworth Area Detective David DeMato that hit my in-box earlier this week. "Now, more than ever, the......
  • Time to go on the record! Fill out the Change of Subject prediction survey for 2011

     
    What will happen in the Chicago mayor's race? What's the outlook in court for Rod Blagojevich and Drew Peterson? Will we get a state income tax hike and casinos in Chicago? What will 2011 hold for health-insurance reform, gay marriage......
  • 2011 prediction-survey roundup: I've already blown one!

     
    In announcing my forecasts in our recently 2011 prediction survey, I said the Bears would not even win one game in the NFL playoffs. I'm glad to have been wrong about that, and hope now that the 42 percent plurality......