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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

File Photo Of Chicago Police Car (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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

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

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

Police Bike Patrols

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

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

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

Daniel Taylor (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Man Cleared Of Double Murder Sues Chicago, Police

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.

02/03/2014

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

Police Department Changes Disability Policy For Military Vets

Department spokesman Adam Collins said the policy for those officers wounded or injured while on active duty military assignments will be the same as those wounded or injured in the line of duty.

01/17/2014

Milton Miranda (Chicago Police Dept.)

Third Suspect In Murder, Dismemberment Brought Back To Chicago

Milton Miranda, 22, faces one count of first-degree murder in connection with the May murder and dismemberment of Jose Reyes, according to Chicago Police.

12/29/2013

Matthew Andras, from left; Jose Barriga, and Sergio Maymi. (Chicago Police Dept.)

3 Charged After Man Shot In NW Side Home Invasion, Shooting

The men forced their way into a 46-year-old man’s home in the 2700 block of North Mango Avenue about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, police said.

12/25/2013

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy

McCarthy To Have Back Surgery

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy was undergoing back surgery on Thursday, and was expected to be off the job for at least a few days.

11/07/2013

This is a sketch of a suspected rapist who attacked a woman in Lakeview early Sunday. (CBS)

Sketch Of Suspect Released In Lakeview Sexual Assault

The male suspect has a well-defined scar running down his left cheek, according to a community alert issued Monday by the Chicago Police Department.

11/04/2013

Marijuana, cash and illegal guns were found by police. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Police Bust Nets Over $1 Million In Illegal Drugs

Chicago Police arrested three men and recovered four guns and more than $1.2 million in narcotics Wednesday night in the Southwest Side Chicago Lawn District, police said.

10/04/2013

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