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Mayor Expects Significant Drop In Police Overtime By Fall

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said, perhaps by mid-September, the Police Department won’t need as many officers working overtime on saturation patrols in high-crime areas, thanks to new recruits hitting the streets.

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Police To Use Twitter, Texting To Communicate With Residents

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy will be unveiling some technological additions designed to improve the department’s communication with the community.


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Police: Gun Violence Down Compared To Last Year

The number of murders for the first half of the year was the lowest in nearly 50 years.


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Fired As Chicago Cops — And Collecting City Pensions

Thirty-two Chicago police officers who were fired from the department or who quit while facing firing since 2004 have been collecting city pension that cost more than $1.2 million a year.


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Police Applicants Sue City, Claiming Discrimination In Hiring

The group of 40 applicants for the police academy argued they were unfairly discriminated against because they came from law enforcement families, or had military backgrounds.


CBS 2's Mai Martinez pats down a suspect after she "shoots" him during a police training exercise. (CBS)

Training Drill: Officers Learn When To Use Deadly Force, When To Hold Back

CBS 2′s Mai Martinez participates in a high-pressure police training exercise that puts officers in risky scenarios.


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Police Release Sketch Of Suspect In Attempted Child Abduction

About 3:20 p.m. last Wednesday, the suspect approached a boy outside Bell Elementary School and told him his mother was sleeping and he would take him home.


Chicago police say this toddler was found alone; they want to locate his parents or guardians. (Chicago Police Dept.)

Toddler Found Wandering On West Side Reunited With Family

A little boy who was found alone near Douglas Park on the West Side Sunday morning has been reunited with his family.


Police officers on foot patrol in the Uptown neighborhood, near Truman College. (Credit: CBS)

Police: Murders Down In Zones With Foot Patrol Saturations

Chicago Police are expanding their so-called Operation Impact. That’s the saturation of high crime areas with foot patrols made up of new recruits.


The 2 Investigators analyzed 2 1/2 years' worth of CTA crime bulletins. (CTA)

2 Investigators: CTA Keeps Crime Bulletins Under Wraps

The 2 Investigators reviewed hundreds of CTA security bulletins from the last 2 ½ years. CBS 2′s Dave Savini reports.


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McCarthy: Cops Taking Report Of Gang ‘Hit Squad’ Seriously

Being a police officer just got more dangerous in Chicago. According to information gathered by the Cook County Sheriff’s office, a street gang wants to ambush and kill police officers near 19th and Oakley west of the Loop. CBS 2′s Mai Martinez reports.


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Girl, 16, Critically Wounded In Grand Crossing Shooting

A 15-year-old girl was shot in the stomach Thursday afternoon in the Grand Crossing neighborhood and critically wounded.


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Number Of Chicago Homicides Plummets In February

After the bloodiest January in the city in a decade — coming on the heels of a particularly violent 2012 — the killings slowed to a relative trickle in February.


Mayor Rahm Emanuel and James Ade (left),  president of the police sergeant union,  announce pension agreement. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Emanuel Agrees To Deal With Police Sergeants’ Union

Mayor Emanuel and labor leaders have announced settlement on a new Police Sergeants’ contract that he hopes can be a framework for a larger police union agreement.


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New Class Of CPD Detectives Hits The Streets

This is the first day on the job for new detectives in Chicago: the first graduating class of detectives in the city in five years.


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Recent Violence Prompts Police Drug Raids Across City

Police arrested 43 people and seized illegal drugs with an estimated street value of $23,000 during a series of raids around the city Thursday and Friday.


Chicago police show off firearms seized in the Calumet District on the Far South Side, where officers have seized more guns than any other police district in the city. (Credit: CBS)

Police Stand By Crime Strategies After Bloody Weekend

Eight people were slain in various shootings in Chicago over the weekend, but Chicago police maintain their crime-fighting strategies are working.


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Chicago Sees Continued High Job Vacancies Within Criminal Justice

Criminal justice continues to be a burgeoning field for job seekers.


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Ferguson Suggests Shifting Nearly 300 Cops From Desk Jobs To Street

City Inspector General Joseph Ferguson has issued a report recommending the city put civilians in jobs now held by nearly 300 police officers.

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Police released these images of suspects in a series of South Side robberies. (Chicago Police)

Police Warn Of Douglas Area Robberies

Police are warning Douglas neighborhood residents of an increase in robberies this month on the South Side.