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Durbin Urges More Police Departments To Use Federal Gun Tracing Tool

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin has renewed his push for local police departments to take advantage of what he believes is a critical law enforcement tool: electronic tracing of guns.

06/08/2015

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Woman Charged With Offering Sex To Hillside Police Chief For $20

Delora Johnson, 24, walked up to Hillside Police Chief Joseph Lukaszek and asked for a cigarette about 7 p.m. outside the station in the 4700 block of West Roosevelt Road, Cook County prosecutors said at a bond hearing. When Lukaszek said he didn’t have one, she offered to perform sex acts on him for $20, prosecutors said.

03/23/2015

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2 Officers Shot At Protest Outside Ferguson Police Station

Two officers were shot in front of the Ferguson Police Department early Thursday, authorities said, as demonstrators gathered after the resignation of the city’s police chief in the wake of a scathing Justice Department report alleging bias in the police department and court.

03/12/2015

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Police Warn Of DUI Dangers During Holiday Season

It’s that time of year, when more people are celebrating the season with family, friends, and co-workers; and police are reminding you to play it safe.

12/09/2014

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Des Plaines Police Misplaced Rifles Provided By Feds

The Des Plaines Police Department could be facing a federal investigation into the disappearance of two semi-automatic rifles.

08/13/2014

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Midlothian Woman Upset With Police After Sister Becomes Latest Mugging Victim

A violent attacker in the south suburbs has struck again. A fourth woman has been mugged in south suburban Midlothian, by a masked man who has blindsided women walking home late at night.

08/11/2014

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Police Investigating 3 Recent Attacks In Midlothian

Three brazen attacks in Midlothian have put many in the southwest suburb on edge. In the past three weeks, two women and a 17-year-old girl have been beaten and robbed by a masked man.

08/08/2014

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Mother Files Lawsuit In Death Of SIU Student

A Morton Grove woman has filed a lawsuit against the city of Carbondale, the city’s police chief, and the man she believes killed her 19-year-old son in February.

08/08/2014

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Riverside Police Chief Wants Stiffer Punishment For Habitual Drunk Drivers

After a man whose license has been revoked seven times in the past was arrested for drunk driving for the fourth time last weekend, Riverside Police Chief Thomas Weitzel said it was the last straw.

07/18/2014

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Mundelein Cops Release Data On Traffic Stops

Racial breakdown numbers for traffic stops throughout Illinois will be released July 1, but one north suburban police department has decided to make its info public early.

06/18/2014

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Chief Objects After Suspect Who Threatened To Kill Cop Released

In an unusual move, a suburban police chief has filed an official complaint against a judge for letting a defendant walk without a cash bond.

05/28/2014

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Botched ‘Dixmoor 5′ Case Re-Opened

Authorities have reopened the botched investigation into the 1991 rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl, which was wrongfully blamed on the so-called “Dixmoor 5,” some of whom spent two decades in prison.

05/07/2014

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Former Country Club Hills Police Chief Gets 5 Years In Prison

U.S. District Judge Sue Myerscough told Regina Evans that she “broke the law in magnificent fashion with a magnificient fraud.”

05/01/2014

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Former Robbins Cop Sues Village For Discrimination

A former Robbins police detective is suing village officials over alleged racial discrimination in hiring practices and for retribution when he sought drug charges against a relative of Mayor Tyrone Ward.

04/02/2014

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Dixmoor Trustee Accused Of Assaulting Police Chief

Michael Smith, 23, was charged with misdemeanor aggravated assault following the 11 p.m. incident outside the Dixmoor Village Hall, Cook County Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Cara Smith said.

03/28/2014

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Suburban Police To Crack Down On Drunk Driving Through Twitter

Get caught driving drunk in Riverside, and your name and offense will end up in the Twitterverse.

12/10/2013

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Dart ‘Keeping All Options On The Table’ On Policing Robbins

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart met with two trustees from the village of Robbins Wednesday, but deferred any decision on taking command of the suburb’s police department.

11/21/2013

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Dart Plans To Take Over Police Duties In Robbins

Dart announced the plan after Robbins police and village officials failed to remove a police administrator whose policing credentials have been challenged by a state regulatory agency.

11/20/2013

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Police Chief: Don’t Let Smart Phone Track Trick-Or-Treaters; Do It Yourself

A suburban police chief said Tuesday that smart phone apps allowing parents to track their kids as they go trick-or-treating is all well and good, but the best way to keep kids safe is a lot simpler: go with them.

10/29/2013

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Ex-Naperville Police Commander Gets 18 Months For Embezzlement

James S. Bedell served 23 years as a Naperville police officer, and later became chief of police in downstate Edwardsville, where he embezzled nearly $140,000 from city coffers to bankroll a gambling addiction.

09/20/2013

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