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Castro, an Italian mastiff was shot and killed by police who were responding to an armed robbery. (Family provided photo)

Family Upset After Chicago Cops Fatally Shoot Dog, Fail To Catch Robber

A South Side family is angry because police shot their dog and then failed to catch an armed robber even though he was hiding out just feet from where they were standing, reports CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli.

08/18/2014

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Man Charged In Soldier Field Arson

Zecharias Miller, 26, allegedly broke into Soldier Field and set fire to a rug that damaged several suites.

08/15/2014

Cook County Jail (Credit: CBS)

Jail Boss: We’ll Have Room For Fugitives Sought In New Police Initiative

The head of Cook County Jail said she’ll find room for any and all fugitives picked up by teams of Chicago police officers and Illinois state troopers in the coming month, and put them in the jail’s custody.

08/14/2014

Illinois State Troopers arrive at a Chicago Police 11th District station to help catch fugitives in Chicago. (Credit: Brad Edwards)

State Troopers Begin Work To Help Chicago Cops Catch Crooks

A small cadre of reinforcements has arrived for Chicago police, as dozens Illinois State Police troopers have begun their mission of helping track down wanted criminals.

08/14/2014

An off-duty police officer shot at two men accused of stealing from a Jewel grocery store, after they allegedly tried to run her over in the parking lot. (Credit: CBS)

Off-Duty Cop Shoots At Alleged Thieves Who Tried To Run Her Down

Two would-be thieves were behind bars Thursday morning, after an off-duty Chicago police officer fired shots at them in the parking lot of a Jewel grocery store in the Oriole Park neighborhood.

08/06/2014

These surveillance images show armed suspects who robbed a West Side clinic. (Images provided)

Older Men With Guns Rob Pharmacy, Make Off With Viagra, Other Drugs

Causing little attention, two men in their late-50s entered a West Side medical center on the pretense of wanting to see the dentist. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

07/28/2014

Gold Star Families Memorial and Park, located near Soldier Field, is dedicated to fallen Chicago police officers. (Credit: Todd Feurer, CBS Chicago)

Fallen Chicago Police Officers Honored At Motorcycle Ride

Police officers and supporters hit the road Sunday morning to honor fallen first responders in Chicago.

07/27/2014

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Girl, 9, Who Was Reported Missing Is Found Safe: Police

Emily Rivera is a student at William Nixon Elementary School at 2121 N. Keller Ave.

07/24/2014

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Man Charged With Hitting Chicago Police Officer With Car

A Chicago police officer was hospitalized after being hit by a car in the Woodlawn neighborhood last night, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

07/20/2014

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Man Dies After Police Use Stun Gun In Brighton Park

A Brighton Park man is dead after Chicago Police used a stun gun on him Saturday reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

07/20/2014

Shamiya Adams. (Family provided photo)

Girl, 11, Killed By Stray Bullet In West Side Shooting

An 11-year-old girl was killed by a stray bullet as she played with friends Friday night in the West Garfield Park neighborhood.

07/18/2014

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy talks to reporters about gun violence in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

‘Frustrated’ McCarthy: ‘We Had People Who Died Over The Weekend’

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy became a bit testy Monday during his weekly news conference on gun confiscations, when reporters peppered him with questions about something completely different.

07/14/2014

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Cross-Dressing Passenger Knocks Down Cabbie, Steals Taxi

A cab driver was relieved of some personal items – and his cab – this weekend by a strong-armed robber who may have been a cross-dressing man, police said.

07/13/2014

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City Won’t Fight To Keep Citizen Complaints Against Cops Secret

In a major policy turnabout, Mayor Rahm Emanuel will make citizen complaints against Chicago Police officers available for public scrutiny, according to city officials.

07/13/2014

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Police: Boats, Alcohol Don’t Mix

 (CBS) – It can be a deadly combination, and police have a simple warning: Don’t do it. We’re talking about drinking and boating. This weekend, there’s a crackdown, CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports. So far […]

06/26/2014

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Police Investigating Series Of South Side Car Fires

Police are investigating a series of car fires set in the South Side Englewood neighborhood during a two-and-a-half hour period Wednesday morning.

05/28/2014

Customers shop for guns at Freddie Bear Sports sporting goods store in Tinley Park. A federal judge has ruled Chicago's ban on such gun shops is unconstitutional. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Emanuel Wants To Require Videotaping Of All Gun Sales In Chicago

The Emanuel administration has outlined a plan to impose strict regulations on gun shops that open within city limits, including a requirement to record every sale on video.

05/27/2014

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2 Investigators: Cops Used TASER Several Times On Mentally Ill Man, Family Says

A call to Chicago police for help with a mentally ill man led to an arrest, a TASER being repeatedly deployed and an outraged family. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.

05/16/2014

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Man Attempted To Lure Girl Into SUV On Her Way To School: Police

The incident occurred Thursday morning in the 5400 block of West Roscoe Street, according to a statement from Chicago Police.

05/15/2014

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Activist: Gage Park Property Was Used For Human Trafficking

A community activist says teenage girls — runaways — were held captive and forced by pimps to have sex.

05/12/2014

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