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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

Chicago police released this sketch of a suspect who assaulted a 7-year-old boy at a restaurant. (Chicago Police)

Suspect Sketch Released In Sex Assault Of Boy

The boy and his family were eating dinner at Great China Buffet at 2531 W. Cermak Rd. when the little boy went to the restroom and was sexually assaulted, according to a community alert issued Tuesday by Chicago Police.

05/01/2014

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Pedestrian Struck, Killed In Austin Hit-And-Run

Artiz McBride, 20, was struck by the SUV while he was crossing the street about 12:45 a.m. in the 0 – 100 block of South Central Avenue, authorities said.

04/26/2014

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Police Bicycle Patrols Cutting Crime In Neighborhoods

Bicycles aren’t just a fun way to get around this time of year, they’re also an effective crime-fighting tool, according to Chicago police.

04/18/2014

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Woman Sexually Assaulted In Lake View Alley

The victim was taken to Illinois Masonic in stable condition. No one was in custody.

04/14/2014

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Police: Man, 90, Found Dead At Bottom Of Garbage Chute

The medical examiner has identified the victim as 90-year-old Rocco Sette.

04/14/2014

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Woman Dies, 2 Others Hurt In Woodlawn Shooting

The shooting happened about 3:30 p.m. in the 6400 block of South Eberhart Avenue, Fire Media Affairs spokesman Juan Hernandez said.

04/11/2014

TSA officers found two military-grade shells in the bags of two minors returning to the U.S. from London on Monday. (Credit: Transportation Security Administration)

WWI Artillery Shells Found In Teens’ Luggage At O’Hare

The Transportation Security Administration says the bags belonged to a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old who were returning from a school field trip to Europe.

04/08/2014

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Police: 1 Killed, 1 Seriously Wounded In Rogers Park Shoooting

About 7:20 p.m., a 24-year-old man and a 33-year-old man were both shot in the 1600 block of West Howard Street, police said.

04/07/2014

Johntile McGee, 10, was arrested after urinating in an alley. His mother said police accused him of having a gun, and Johntile said they asked if he was in a gang. He was released, cited only for public urination. (Credit: CBS)

Mother Wants Answers After She Says Chicago Police Arrested 10-Year-Old Son

He is a child, but his mother says he was arrested as she stood right there, helpless. In this original report, Jim Williams reports the mother wants answers from the officers’ bosses.

04/07/2014

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Chicago Police Underreported Number Of 2012 Assaults, Audit Finds

About one-quarter of victims of assaults failed to get counted in Chicago Police statistics for 2012, according to a just-released city Office of the Inspector General report.

04/07/2014

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Prosecutors: Drunk Man Damaged Police SUV After Being Kicked Out Of Wrigley

The man’s fit of rage didn’t get him too far, Cook County prosecutors said. Nicholas A. Spadaro allegedly fell face first onto a sidewalk after the incident.

04/07/2014

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