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Fired Police Officer Reinstated By Chicago Police Board

A fired Chicago cop caught up in a plan to plant drugs and a gun in a suburban woman’s car got his job back after the city’s police board this month took a second look at the case.

10/22/2014

Stealing bikes is so easy to get away with in Chicago, I decided to try my hand at it. (Photo Credit: Christine Newsom)

The Number Of Bikes Stolen In Chicago, The Neighborhoods They’re Stolen From And The Number That Are Recovered

Looking for a low-risk, lucrative career? Based on these statistics, bike thievery might be for you… (If you can get over the fact that stealing is wrong, that is…)

10/09/2014

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Overall Major Crime In Chicago Continues To Fall

In the first nine months, there have been 42,609 so-called “major crimes” reported in Chicago, marking a continued decline in criminal behavior.

10/07/2014

Members of the Ferguson Police department wear body cameras during a rally August 30, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Michael Brown, an 18-year-old unarmed teenager, was shot and killed by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson on August 9. His death caused several days of violent protests along with rioting and looting in Ferguson. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

Chicago Police May Equip Officers With Body Cameras

Some police agencies using the body cameras say they’ve seen dramatic drops in complaints against officers. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.

09/01/2014

Is this beaut locked correctly? (Photo Credit: Mason Johnson)

Most Chicago Bike Owners Don’t Secure Their Bikes Properly, Allowing Thieves To Take Advantage

Let’s be honest: Chicagoans get their bikes stolen more often than Liam Neeson’s family members get kidnapped in the Taken franchise. Here are the mistakes bike theft victims make and how to avoid them!

08/06/2014

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Police Union Seeks To Delay Release Of Officer Misconduct Lists

The Fraternal Order of Police, which filed the injunction Monday in Cook County Circuit Court, claims there is reason to believe the lists are inaccurate and could “unfairly and vexatiously harm” the officers named in them.

07/29/2014

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Ex-Cop Acquitted Of Framing Woman Could Get Job Back

A former Chicago cop caught up in a “hare-brained” scheme to plant drugs and a gun in a suburban woman’s car — a scheme that led to a $375,000 city payout — may soon get his job back.

07/28/2014

Bikes! They're yours for the taking (please don't take them). (Photo Credit: Mason Johnson)

Chicago Police Less Willing To Curb Bike Thefts Than Some Other Cities, Internet Vigilantes

If we have to choose whether to devote resources to solving violent crimes or bike thefts, the choice is obvious. With that said, some are wondering why Chicago can’t have adequate resources devoted to both.

07/23/2014

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Shaw Calls On Mayor To Hire More Black Detectives

Former alderman Bob Shaw, who two months ago announced he would run against Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the 2015 election, said there aren’t nearly enough African-American detectives on the force.

06/06/2014

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy. (File Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

McCarthy Hospitalized For Blocked Arteries

“The procedure went well and he will remain in the hospital for several more days while he recuperates,” Police spokesman Adam Collins said in an email.

06/05/2014

Protesters stand off with police during protests against the NATO summit in Cjcago on May 20, 2012. (Photo credit should read Cengiz Yar Jr./AFP/GettyImages)

Cops To Treat ‘Wilding’ Teens ‘Like NATO Protesters’ To Avoid Trouble

Police are preparing use a tactic first developed to handle roaming protests during the NATO Summit two years ago to deal with a growing number of groups of teenagers attempting to wreak havoc on downtown streets and along the lakefront as summer sets in.

06/03/2014

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Murders Up, But Shootings Down Through April

For the first four months of 2014, there were two more murders than the first four months of 2013, but four fewer shooting victims than the start of last year. Compared to the first four months of 2012, police said there were 59 fewer murders, and 210 fewer shooting victims.

05/01/2014

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More Cops Will Patrol Parks, Transit System To Curb Summer Violence

The partnership between police, the Chicago Transit Authority, the Chicago Housing Authority and the Chicago Park District is part of what the city is calling the Summer Surge initiative.

04/30/2014

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Police Bike Patrols Added In High-Crime “Impact Zones”

A year after saturating 20 targeted high-crime areas of the city with extra cops on foot patrols, the Police Department has given scores of those officers bicycles for their patrols.

04/18/2014

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Police: 2014 First Quarter Murder Total Lowest In 56 Years

The first three months of the year saw 6 fewer murders than the same time frame in 2013–a 9 percent drop–and 55 fewer murders than 2012.

04/01/2014

Three men were stabbed -- one fatally -- in the 7800 block of South Bennett. (CBS)

Three Stabbed — One Fatally — In South Shore

One victim was dead at the scene. Another victim was taken in critical condition to Christ Medical Center; the third victim was taken to South Shore in stable.

03/21/2014

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Court: City Must Make Police Misconduct Files Public

The Illinois Freedom of Information Act doesn’t exempt “CR files,” which consist of misconduct complaints against officers and documents created during the investigations, a state appeals court ruled Monday.

03/11/2014

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McCarthy Admits Slow Learning Curve – At First – On Changing Gang Structure

McCarthy acknowledged it took several months after he took over the Police Department in 2011 to see how splintered street gangs had become.

02/28/2014

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Police Commander Pays Home Visits To Gang Members To Stop Crime

29 Austin District Police Commander Barbara West has paid a house call to gang members to say: Stop the violence and here are social services that can help you get out of a life of crime.

02/25/2014

Richard "R.J." Vanecko, a nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley, has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the 2004 death of David Koschman. (Credit Chicago Police/CBS)

Special Prosecutor’s Report On Koschman Case To Be Released Tuesday

Special prosecutor Dan K. Webb will release a 162-page report Tuesday morning that’s expected to shed light on whether clout kept police and prosecutors from charging Richard J. “R.J.” Vanecko, a nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley, with killing David Koschman.

02/03/2014

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