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Judge hears allegations against Chicago officer

CHICAGO | A decorated Chicago police commander who rose through the ranks even as he was the subject of numerous misconduct allegations appeared in court Thursday, facing felony charges that he stuck his gun down the throat of a suspect and threatened to kill him.

August 28, 2014 3:27 pm

EDITORIAL: Tighten rules on youth league volunteers

The son of a slain Chicago police officer is upset – as he should be – that the Hegewisch Babe Ruth League allowed one of his father's killers to be named a coach.

August 07, 2014 12:00 am

Professor: New police-file policy will shine light

CHICAGO | An agreement to make public all completed investigations of Chicago police misconduct will shine a light like never before on a department that has long been dogged by a reputation for brutality and a code of silence, according to a law school professor involved in the litigation t…

July 14, 2014 3:03 pm

Man accused of killing pregnant girlfriend wants to represent himself

CROWN POINT | A Chicago man accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend in 2011 denied the charges Monday and said he wants to represent himself.

May 05, 2014 7:45 pm Related


2 more arrests in slaying of Chicago teen

CHICAGO | Chicago police say they've made two more arrests in the shooting death of a 14-year-old girl — including the original owner of the gun.

May 01, 2014 10:41 am

Violent weekend leaves 8 dead in Chicago

CHICAGO | Eight people were killed and 44 injured — including five children who were wounded when someone opened fire from a vehicle as they played outside — in weekend shootings, police said Monday.

April 21, 2014 3:44 pm

Chicago cops to patrol most violent areas on bikes

CHICAGO | Some of the police officers who have been patrolling Chicago's most violent neighborhoods on foot are getting bicycles.

April 19, 2014 10:15 am
Run unites fallen police officer’s family

Run unites fallen police officer’s family

For the Mathews family, the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation’s Run to Remember is an important time to be together.

March 19, 2014 12:00 am
Run unites fallen police officer’s family

Run unites fallen police officer’s family

Siblings Joey Mathews, Anne Mathews and John Mathews, along with family and friends, participate in the Chicago Police Memorial Run to Remember in honor of their dad, John W. Mathews, who was killed on duty in 1988 in Hegewisch.

March 19, 2014 12:00 am
Harvey police chase ends in crash in Chicago

Harvey police chase ends in crash in Chicago

CHICAGO | A standoff on Chicago's Lake Shore Drive that lasted nearly nine hours Sunday ended with police taking a Georgia man into custody.

March 16, 2014 9:00 pm

Gary man shot to death at Chicago party

CHICAGO | A Gary man was killed Saturday night while attending a party in Chicago, police said. 

March 16, 2014 6:53 pm

Chicago anti-gang efforts tame street violence

CHICAGO | The low point so far in Chicago's closely watched battle with street gangs may have been the day that Michelle Obama came home for the funeral of a teenage honor student.

February 09, 2014 12:00 am

Man cleared of 2 homicides sues Chicago, police

CHICAGO | A Chicago man released from prison last year after serving 20 years for a double homicide filed a federal lawsuit Monday alleging that officers beat him into confessing to the crime and suppressed evidence that proved his innocence.

February 03, 2014 3:54 pm

New director named to Illinois torture commission

CHICAGO | A former federal prosecutor who most recently has worked as a Harvard University attorney has been picked to lead an Illinois commission investigating allegations of torture by Chicago police officers, the commission said Monday.

December 30, 2013 5:30 pm
Hobart man accused of fighting with Chicago police, paramedics

Hobart man accused of fighting with Chicago police, paramedics

CHICAGO | A Hobart man was arrested Tuesday night and is accused of fighting with a Chicago officer and paramedics, police said. 

December 04, 2013 8:00 pm

Police not writing many marijuana tickets

CHICAGO | A Chicago alderman who predicted that an ordinance allowing police to ticket people caught with small amounts of marijuana would bring in as much as $7 million wants to know why after 14 months the city has collected less than $70,000.

October 26, 2013 12:00 am

New money rejuvenates torture-claims commission

CHICAGO | A fresh injection of cash from the state has revived a nearly dead Illinois commission that examines claims of torture by Chicago police, allowing it to investigate a backlog of 100 cases, its executive director said Friday.

July 26, 2013 9:15 pm
Cook County state's attorney leads participants in Run to Remember

Cook County state's attorney leads participants in Run to Remember

CHICAGO | Dozens of employees from the Cook County state's attorney's office participated in the May 4 Run to Remember.

May 09, 2013 12:00 am
 Cook County state's attorney leads participants in Run to Remember

Cook County state's attorney leads participants in Run to Remember

Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez led dozens of her employees on May 4 in participating in the Chicago Police Department's Run to Remember, a race along Chicago's lakefront that honors Chicago police officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

May 09, 2013 12:00 am

March homicides drop dramatically in Chicago

CHICAGO | Almost exactly a year after Chicago's surging homicide rate caught the nation's attention, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy rolled out statistics Monday that showed a dramatic drop in the number of killings. At the same time, they tried to allay safety co…

April 02, 2013 12:00 am
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