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Chicago Not Actually ‘Murder Capital’ Of, Well, Anything

Thanks to recent headlines, you’d think the FBI rolled out the red carpet and handed Chicago a beautiful, hand-engraved (in cursive!) plaque that reads Murderiest Murder City in Murderland. In reality, the FBI did no such thing. Here’s a closer look at the FBI’s statistics and how they do and do not relate to homicides in Chicago

09/26/2013

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CeaseFire Shutting Down 2 Offices As City Funding Dries Up

Former CeaseFire director Tio Hardiman claimed, over the year the group received funding from the city, murders were down 100 percent in two police beats in Woodlawn.

09/13/2013

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Chicago Police Academy Opens Doors To Potential Recruits

Hundreds turned out Saturday as the Chicago Police Department opened the doors of the Police Academy to potential recruits

09/07/2013

The Chicago Police Department's K-9 Unit needs new bulletproof vests. (CBS)

Chicago Police Raising Funds For K-9 Bulletproof Vests

A bulletproof vest is mandatory equipment for any police officer, even those with four legs.

08/30/2013

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CPD Aims To Hire More Diverse Class Of Police Recruits

The Chicago Police Department has launched a concentrated effort to hire police recruits who better represent Chicago’s 77 diverse neighborhoods.

08/29/2013

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Police: Crime Down 15 Percent, Murders Down 25 Percent This Year

The drop translates to 79 fewer murders so far this year, compared to the same time period last year, police said. The number of murders through July is the lowest for any year since 1965.

08/01/2013

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State Rep.: ‘Maybe The Police Are Killing Some Of These Kids’

An Illinois state representative has publicly raised the possibility that Chicago police officers might be the ones responsible for the unsolved murders of black youths in Chicago.

WBBM Newsradio–07/19/2013

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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.

WBBM Newsradio–07/18/2013

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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.

07/08/2013

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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.

07/01/2013

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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.

06/24/2013

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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.

06/04/2013

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.

05/28/2013

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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.

05/28/2013

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.

05/19/2013

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.

05/15/2013

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.

05/13/2013

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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.

05/13/2013

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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.

04/11/2013

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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.

03/01/2013

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