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Former Chicago Fraternal Order of Police President Mike Shields (Credit: CBS)

Former FOP Boss Can’t Get On Ballot For Next Union Election

Ousted Fraternal Order of Police President Mike Shields has been thwarted in his attempt to stop the union election for the same reason he cost his members their automatic right to a retroactive pay raise: He was late.

02/12/2014

Former Chicago Fraternal Order of Police President Mike Shields (Credit: CBS)

Chicago FOP President Suspended, Called ‘A Dictator’

The Illinois FOP has suspended the president of the union representing Chicago Police officers — and prohibited Mike Shields from negotiating with the city — after accusing him of violating his oath and branding him a “dictator,” the Sun-Times is reporting.

12/18/2013

Michael Shields (CBS File Photo)

FOP President’s Contract Allegations Spur Calls For Resignation

The intramural fight in the FOP comes in the context of the start of campaigning for union officer elections in March.

12/18/2013

CBS 2's Chris Martinez got a look on Wednesday at the worst damage in Washington, Ill. (Credit: Chris Martinez/CBS 2)

Chicago Cops Help State Troopers Who Lost Homes To Tornado

Chicago police officers have been helping a pair of Illinois State Police troopers dig out from the tornado that devastated their hometown of Washington.

12/06/2013

Chicago police clad in riot gear work near the site of the NATO Summit, as protesters march through the streets on May 20, 2012. (credit: Mason Johnson/CBS)

Arbitrator: City Owes Cops $1M For NATO Summit Overtime

The dispute stemmed from Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s decision not to pay officers time-and-a-half overtime pay.

09/25/2013

City Hall

Unions, Retirees Slam Mayor’s Plan To Cut Health Care Subsidy

Union leaders and retirees blasted Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday for saving $108.7 million by phasing out a city subsidy for retiree health care and using roughly the same amount of public money to build a new basketball arena near McCormick Place.

05/16/2013

Ald. George Cardenas

Alderman Wants Fee On Electric Bills To Fund Hiring Of New Police Officers

A Chicago alderman wants to add a fee to your electric bill so the city can hire more police officers.

CBS Chicago–09/21/2012

File Photo Of Chicago Police Car (Getty Images)

Police Union Mounts Billboards To Highlight Manpower Shortage

The Chicago Fraternal Order of Police thinks all the publicity surrounding the NATO Summit is a good time to publicize its beef with Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

CBS Chicago–05/18/2012

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy

McCarthy Disagrees With Claim Of Police ‘Manpower Problem’

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy found himself in the line of fire Monday, because of his decision to move more officers to patrol duty.

CBS Chicago–12/06/2011

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Top Cop McCarthy Clears Way For Slain Officer To Be Buried With Her Badge

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy on Tuesday ordered police powers posthumously restored to a Chicago Police officer allegedly murdered by her grandson. That means slain Officer Hester Scott can be buried with her police star.

11/08/2011

Chicago Police Department logo

Police Union: Budget Cuts Are A ‘Shell Game’

City Hall is reportedly planning to chop tens of millions of dollars from the police budget, and achieve some of those cuts by eliminating vacancies.

CBS Chicago–09/01/2011