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Tribune reporterThe Chicago Police Department said today it plans to hire between 400 and 500 officers to offset the number of officers set to retire this year. So far, 89 recruits have been hired this year, including the 43 who started their six months of training on...
Tags: Chicago Police Department, Chicago
Tribune reporterThe Taste of Chicago kicks off Wednesday and wraps up Sunday – making the event five days shorter than in years past. Although cut in half, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said today security plans for the event remain similar to last...
Tags: Taste of Chicago, Holidays, Chicago
Clout StreetMayor Rahm Emanuel today acknowledged complaints from some aldermen about shootings being up in their wards while Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy once again defended his switch to a system centered on beat cops instead of strike forces. The widening...
The Chicago Police Department has a new plan to crack down on crime. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy announced their crime-fighting initiative at a news conference in Englewood Monday morning. The plan focuses on securing or tearing...
Tribune reporterCeaseFire Illinois, a group that works against violence, is being recruited by the city of Chicago as part of a pilot program to help reduce crime in two police districts, one on the West Side and the other on the South Side. The city will give the group...
Tribune reporterThe Chicago City Council overwhelmingly voted today to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana possession. Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposal passed 44-3, allowing Chicago police to issue pot-possession tickets starting Aug. 4. The move makes...
WGN NewsSome Chicago police officers will be putting in extra hours on the clock to tackle the uptick of gun violence across the city. It's part of the new Violence Reduction Overtime Initiative by the Chicago Police Department. According to a memo obtained...
A total of 19 Chicago-area men are facing federal or state charges after a nearly three-year-long investigation into gang-related drug and weapon sales in the Humboldt Park area, authorities announced today. The arrests were made Tuesday after federal...
Tags: Police Arrests, Lawyers, Shootings, Cocaine, Franklin Park
Tribune reporterWith money tight,Chicago Public Schools'summer Safe Haven program will be scaled back and serve fewer students. Last year, the district used $975,000 in federal stimulus funds for Safe Haven, which encompassed 100 churches working with 5,000 students...
Attorneys for a pregnant woman who was shocked by a stun gun during a dispute with police in the parking lot of a Far South Side Walgreens filed a lawsuit in federal court today. Tiffany Rent, 30 and eight months pregnant, said a Chicago police officer...
Chicago police geared up to try to tamp down neighborhood violence over the hot, muggy weekend and avoid a repeat of the spike in homicides and shootings seen the past few weekends. Police also might have their hands full trying to keep a lid on any...
A $3,000 reward is being offered to help track down vandals who defaced the Chicago Police Memorial near Soldier Field. The spray-painted graffiti was spotted on the north end of the memorial located near the intersection of 18th Street and McFetridge...
Tags: Human Interest
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