Chicago Crime Commission

(Source: Gene Spanos)

Garcia Campaign Blasts Photo Of Gang Leaders As Smear Tactic

A photograph showing mayoral candidate Jesus “Chuy” Garcia with two purported gang leaders, according to his campaign, is nothing more than a smear attempt by his opponents.


Art Bilek (Credit: Chicago Crime Commission)

Art Bilek Retires From Crime Commission, After 60 Years In Law Enforcement

Asked to think back through his 60-year career in law enforcement and say what stood out, Art Bilek barely hesitated: “The biggest thing that I did was naming ‘El Chapo’ Guzman, that dirty stinking rat, as Public Enemy Number One.”


This July 10, 1993 file photo shows Mexican Joaquin Guzman Loera, aka El Chapo, at La Palma prison in Almoloya of Juarez, Mexico. Guzman, the world most wanted drug trafficker, ten years after his evasion from a high security prison has been able to take control of the most powerful drug organization in Mexico and is considered as one of the richest men in the world. (File Photo: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Mexican Drug Lord Named Chicago’s ‘Public Enemy Number One’

The Chicago Crime Commission said no criminal since Al Capone has been more deserving of the title “Public Enemy Number One” than Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, head of the Sinaloa drug cartel in Mexico, which is responsible for much of the street gang violence in the city.

WBBM Newsradio–02/13/2013

Edward Arroyo

Lawsuit: Crime Commission Book Mislabels Man As Gang Leader

The Chicago Crime Commission is on the receiving end of a lawsuit claiming the commission has the wrong guy.

CBS Chicago–07/26/2012

A Man Uses A Computer Mouse. (AP Photo)

Book Shows How Gangs Are Using Social Media

A new book spells out how Chicago area street gangs are using social media to plot and carry out their dirty work.

CBS Chicago–01/26/2012

Chicago Police Officers (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Crime Commission Honors Officers For Outstanding Work

City, suburban and federal law enforcement officers and prosecutors are being recognized tonight for the outstanding work they have done in solving murders and reducing the number of gang members, guns and drugs on the street.

CBS Chicago–11/02/2011

Former Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis talks with CBS 2's Walter Jacobson. (CBS)

Chicago’s Former Police Superintendent Disagrees With New Emphasis On Beat Cops

Former Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis discusses his feelings about being moved out and how he thinks his replacement is doing. CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson reports.


Photo Of Gamblers Playing The Slots. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Crime Commission Blasts Gambling Expansion Plan

The Chicago Crime Commission on Wednesday said that legislation to allow for a massive expansion of gambling in Illinois is “deeply flawed” and would be bad for the state.

CBS Chicago–08/03/2011

Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

In New Role, Weis Vows To Help ‘Tamp Down’ Gang, Gun Violence

Former Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis says his first priority as the new deputy director of the Chicago Crime Commission will be to assess the causes of gang and gun violence.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2011

Jody Weis

Weis To Take Post At Chicago Crime Commission

Former police Supt. Jody Weis has a new job that will keep him in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–07/05/2011

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Survey: Most Illinois Residents Oppose Gambling Expansion

In a new survey, the Chicago Crime Commission says voters throughout the state are against the expansion of casino gambling, as a bill now on Gov. Pat Quinn’s desk would authorize.

CBS Chicago–06/15/2011

Photo Of Gamblers Playing The Slots. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Commission: Gambling Expansion Will Draw Organized Crime

The Chicago Crime Commission is warning Gov. Pat Quinn that if he signs the gambling expansion legislation now on his desk, organized crime will be involved.

CBS Chicago–06/02/2011

Casino Gambling

Crime Commission Wants Gaming Board Chairman Re-Appointed

The Chicago Crime Commission is urging Gov. Pat Quinn to re-appoint the retired judge who heads the Illinois Gaming Board.

CBS Chicago–04/26/2011

Casino Gambling

Lawmakers To Take Up Gambling Expansion

Illinois lawmakers are expected to take up a major gambling expansion bill this week.

WBBM Newsradio–01/04/2011