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Visitors pass through security at the Dirksen Federal Building March 11, 2005 in Chicago, Illinois. Judge Joan Lefkow, whose husband and mother were recently murdered, presides over trials in the building. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

When Workplace Violence Erupts, ‘You Run, You Hide Or You Fight': Expert

Without metal detectors at the entrance of buildings open to the public, there’s no way to keep a gun out, security experts say.

07/31/2014

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy. (File Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

McCarthy: Armed Suspects Would Rather Confront Cops Than Surrender

Gang members fear if they back down in confrontations with police, they will face beatings or financial sanctions from gang leaders, Chicago’s top cop says.

07/07/2014

Photo Of Marijuana Plants. (AP Photo)

Study: Police Still Arresting — Not Writing Tickets — For Marijuana Possession

Researchers at Roosevelt University spent more than a year studying marijuana arrests across the state, why and where people are arrested and how much it costs.

05/19/2014

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy. (File Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

McCarthy Points To Significant Drop In Gang Shootings

Chicago Police Superintendent outlined a significant drop in key stats on Wednesday and as Brad Edwards reports, they used one face as a shining example of what’s right.

03/19/2014

A police officer talks with a motorist Sunday about an attack in the Belmont-Cragin neighborhood. (CBS)

Police Canvass Neighborhood Where Girl Was Attacked

The crime outraged Mayor Emanuel and his police superintendent, Garry McCarthy, who vowed the department will solve the crime.

12/22/2013

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Shootings In Chicago Down 25 Percent From Last Year

You hear about crime and it may seem like it’s getting worse but the number of murders and shootings in Chicago is actually down.

12/02/2013

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy talks with reports Monday about solutions to street violence. (CBS)

Supt. McCarthy Nixes Idea Of Getting Help From National Guard

Chicago’s top cop says tougher gun laws would help police curb violence. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

09/23/2013

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy talks with the media about the Back of the Yards shooting. (CBS)

After Mass Shooting, Chicago Goes Into Damage-Control Mode

How are Chicago officials handling the fallout? Very carefully, reports CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine.

09/20/2013

The Chicago Police Department gun vault. (CBS)

Police Gun Vault Houses 80,000 Weapons

For months, CBS 2 has asked Chicago police brass to see the guns the department has seized.

09/16/2013

Supt. McCarthy discusses latest anti crime efforts. (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

Supt. McCarthy Responds To Criticism Of Chicago Police Tactics

Chicago’s top cop seems to bristle at former New York Governor Pataki’s suggestion that Chicago’s Police tactics deserve more attention than New York, where a “stop and frisk” procedure’s been struck down, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

08/13/2013

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy discusses the spike in homicides in January 2013 on the CBS 2 Morning News on Feb. 1, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

McCarthy: Tougher Gun Laws Would Save Lives

Standing before some of the more than 4,000 guns seized by Chicago Police this year, Superintendent Garry McCarthy outlined four cases where men picked up for unlawful use of a weapon later became victims.

07/29/2013

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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

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy, left, and Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd Bennett discuss school safety. (CBS)

Schools Chief, Top Cop Review ‘Safe Passage’ Plans For Students

School officials plan to provide safe passage along the routes from every school that’s closing to every school that’s receiving students as long as it’s needed. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

05/03/2013

Jonylah Watkins was shot and killed while with her father in a parked minivan on the South Side. Police believe the shooter was targeting her father. (Facebook)

Funeral for Jonylah Watkins Nears As Police Get Closer To An Arrest

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says they think they know what happened, they just need to prove it.

03/18/2013

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy

McCarthy Endorses ‘Broken Windows’ Approach For Some Offenses

Chicago should adopt a New York-style, zero-tolerance approach to criminal offenses such as drinking and urinating in public and illegal gambling, Police Supt. Garry McCarthy says.

03/11/2013

New members of the Chicago Police Department graduated Friday. (CBS)

Police Graduates To Hit The Streets, With Optimism

Friday’s graduation marked the realization of a dream for 53 Chicago police officers. Among them was 28-year-old Jose Rivera, Jr. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.

02/22/2013

File Photo Of A Handgun (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Illinois And Indiana Law Enforcement To Hold Gun Summit

Illinois and Indiana law enforcement officers plan to team-up to go after gun-runners.

02/10/2013

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy during a New Year's Eve ride-along. (CBS)

New Year’s Eve Patrol With Supt. Garry McCarthy

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards spent some time driving around with the city’s top cop, who was the focus of national media attention last week when Chicago’s homicide tally hit 500.

12/31/2012

The reward for information leading to the capture of Police Officer Clifton Lewis'  killer has been increased to $40,000.

Reward Increased In Cop Killing

Chicago Police have increased the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of another suspect responsible for the murder of an off duty officer a year ago.

12/29/2012

Some sort of harness dangles on the end of a makeshift rope outside the MCC. (CBS)

Supt. McCarthy Wants To Talk With Feds About MCC

McCarthy says he wants to talk with federal authorities about security at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in the wake of this week’s dramatic escape from the downtown facility.

12/21/2012

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