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After a man whose license has been revoked seven times in the past was arrested for drunk driving for the fourth time last weekend, Riverside Police Chief Thomas Weitzel said it was the last straw.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

5-month-old infant Joshua Summeries. (Credit: Zion Police)

Zion Police Chief Defends Search Effort For Missing Baby

Zion’s police chief is defending the search undertaken last month for a murdered five-month-old boy as thorough, but some of the others speaking at Tuesday night’s city commission meeting took issue.

09/04/2013

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NIU Hires New Police Chief

Northern Illinois University announced Wednesday it hired a new police chief to replace longtime former chief Donald Grady, who was fired amid accusations that he mishandled evidence in an alleged sexual assault case involving an officer.

08/28/2013

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Search For Missing Baby Moves To Zion Landfill

Joshua Summeries disappeared Wednesday morning.

08/23/2013

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Riverside Police Chief Presses Congress To Help Fund Bulletproof Vests

A shotgun blast to his vest made a believer out Riverside Police Chief Thomas Weitzel.

WBBM Newsradio–08/06/2013

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Waukegan Police Chief Quits Over False Military Service Claims

Robert Kerkorian resigned as Waukegan Police Chief on Monday, July 1, two months after being sworn in and three days after he released a public statement acknowledging that he falsely claimed to have trained as a Navy SEAL on his 1987 police department job application.

07/02/2013

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Suburban Police Chief Criticizes Medical Marijuana Plan

One suburban police chief thinks law enforcement agencies across the state need to be better prepared if and when medical marijuana becomes legal in Illinois.

06/21/2013

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NIU To Begin National Search For New Police Chief

Northern Illinois University has announced a national search for a new police chief nearly three months after firing longtime chief Donald Grady.

05/07/2013

The front of a vacant restaurant in Hinsdale is boarded up, after a car crashed into the building on Washington Street on March 25, 2013, the third such crash in five weeks on the same block. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Hinsdale Might Install Barriers Downtown To Stop Cars From Hitting Buildings

Officials in west suburban Hinsdale are considering installing reinforced posts in the village’s downtown business district, as a way to prevent cars from jumping the curb and hitting buildings.

WBBM Newsradio–04/25/2013

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