| Jun 18, 2013
| 2:24 PM
Violence and crime may be in the headlines, but homicides in Chicago have been edging towards some of their lowest levels in years, and the Chicago Police Department has been touting its overtime strategy as a key contributor in tamping down the violence....
| Jul 31, 2013
| 7:43 AM
In announcing it will be taking applications for the first time in three years, the Chicago Police Department said Tuesday it has lowered its minimum hiring age to 21 just a few years after increasing it to 25 in hopes of recruiting more mature...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 2:39 PM
An autopsy today found that an off-duty Chicago police sergeant who crashed his motorcycle died from multiple injuries.
The death of Jean-Pierre Borja, 44, from the Garfield Ridge neighborhood, has been ruled an accident, according to the Cook County...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk on Monday sought to move past a controversy that flared over his call for mass arrests of gang members by pushing for new federal gang-apprehension initiatives to assist local law enforcement.
Earlier this year, Kirk had...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 5:39 PM
Illinois police will have to record more interrogations of criminal suspects under legislation Gov. Pat Quinn signed Monday that aims to prevent false confessions and wrongful convictions.
The law expands on legislation passed in 2003 mandating the...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 10:12 PM
The Chicago Police Department is looking for more people to apply for a chance to become police officers before the Sept. 16 deadline.
The department says about 18,000 people have started the application process since the beginning of August. "I'd...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 12:48 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel left himself some wiggle room on trying again to privatize Midway Airport to raise money, saying today he was giving up the idea for "the foreseeable future" after recently halting the process of accepting bids to lease it.
| Sep 20, 2013
| 1:55 PM
A gunman with a military-grade assault rifle opened fire on a pickup basketball game in the Back of the Yards neighborhood late Thursday, injuring 13 people and dragging the city back into the international spotlight for its violent crime problem.
| Sep 23, 2013
| 9:07 PM
Two suspects in their early 20s were charged Monday night in the shooting last week at a park in Chicago's Back of the Yards neighborhood that left 13 injured, including a 3-year-old boy, Cook County prosecutors said.
The break in the case came as the...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 12:15 PM
Four men have been arrested and charged in last week's mass shooting in a South Side Chicago park that wounded 12 adults and a 3-year-old boy, officials said Tuesday.
Police said the motive for the mass shooting appears to be retaliation for a...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 3:03 PM
The city must pay nearly $1 million overtime to thousands of police officers who had their days off canceled so they could cope with the massive crowds of protesters who descended on the city for the May 2012 NATO summit, an arbitrator has ruled....