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Garry McCarthy

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  • McCarthy: 'Love to' have 30,000 people apply to become cops

    McCarthy: 'Love to' have 30,000 people apply to become cops
    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...
  • Emanuel says no Midway lease in foreseeable future

    Emanuel says no Midway lease in foreseeable future
    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. "I think...
  • Shooting of 13 at park puts Chicago back in the spotlight

    Shooting of 13 at park puts Chicago back in the spotlight
    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. At...
  • 2 charged in mass shooting at South Side park

    2 charged in mass shooting at South Side park
    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...
  • 4 men, including 2 alleged gunmen, charged in Chicago park shooting

    4 men, including 2 alleged gunmen, charged in Chicago park shooting
    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...
  • City must pay $1 million in OT for NATO police

    City must pay $1 million in OT for NATO police
    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....
  • Preckwinkle opposes Emanuel on gun crime mandatory sentences

    Preckwinkle opposes Emanuel on gun crime mandatory sentences
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle spoke out Wednesday against mandatory minimum sentences for gun crimes — a key legislative initiative of Mayor Rahm Emanuel in his effort to tamp down a stubbornly high level of city violence. "I've...
  • Two men convicted in murder of Chicago police officer

    Two men convicted in murder of Chicago police officer
    Two gang members were convicted Wednesday in the murder of a Chicago police officer who had responded to a call of shots fired in the West Englewood neighborhood in 2009. The convictions by separate Cook County juries came more than two years after a...
  • Chicago Fire Department OT tab skyrockets

    Chicago Fire Department OT tab skyrockets
    The Chicago Fire Department expects to spend more than twice what it thought it would on overtime this year after hiring new firefighters was suspended as the city worked to resolve discrimination lawsuits, Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago said today. By...
  • McCarthy: Crime strategy right, but 'disappointed' by shootings

    McCarthy: Crime strategy right, but 'disappointed' by shootings
    While homicides and shootings for the year are sharply down from a bloody 2012, Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy expressed disappointment Monday at the violent Fourth of July weekend but remained confident that police strategies are working....
  • How gun law works: Likely 2014 before permits issued

    How gun law works: Likely 2014 before permits issued
    Illinois lawmakers overrode Gov. Pat Quinn's veto of concealed carry legislation on Tuesday, but it will likely be 2014 before any firearm owners are permitted to pack handguns in public. The last state to adopt a concealed carry law, Illinois now has...