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  • Seeing a reduction in crime, from cops' point of view

    Seeing a reduction in crime, from cops' point of view
    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....
  • Chicago police taking applications for first time in three years

    Chicago police taking applications for first time in three years
    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...
  • Autopsy: Chicago police sergeant died from injuries in crash

    Autopsy: Chicago police sergeant died from injuries in crash
    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...
  • Kirk attempts to move beyond gang member arrest flap

    Kirk attempts to move beyond gang member arrest flap
    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...
  • Quinn signs bill expanding recording of police interrogations

     Quinn signs bill expanding recording of police interrogations
    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...
  • 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....