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Chicago police officers interact with children in the North Lawndale neighborhood, as part of the department's focus on community policing. (Credit: CBS)

North Lawndale Residents Encouraged By Heightened Police Presence

Most of us have heard of “community policing,” the strategy of having more interaction between police officers and the people living and working in the neighborhoods they patrol. This weekend, CBS 2 got an up close look at how that strategy is working on a block in North Lawndale.

20 hours ago

Rodolfo Hernandez-Flores (Credit: Illinois State Police)

State Troopers Intercept Heroin Shipment Headed To Ohio

State troopers pulled over an SUV with Mexico license plates for a traffic violation Friday morning on Interstate 55, across the Mississippi River from St. Louis.

04/10/2014

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Report: Heroin Use Among Youngsters Growing Worse In Chicago Area

Law enforcement officials say the Chicago area is among many regions of the U.S. where the heroin problem seems to getting worse among school age youngsters.

CBS Chicago–07/23/2012