After a man whose license has been revoked seven times in the past was arrested for drunk driving for the fourth time last weekend, Riverside Police Chief Thomas Weitzel said it was the last straw.
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.
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.
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.
U.S. District Judge Sue Myerscough told Regina Evans that she “broke the law in magnificent fashion with a magnificient fraud.”
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.
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.
Get caught driving drunk in Riverside, and your name and offense will end up in the Twitterverse.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Joshua Summeries disappeared Wednesday morning.
A shotgun blast to his vest made a believer out Riverside Police Chief Thomas Weitzel.
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.
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.
Northern Illinois University has announced a national search for a new police chief nearly three months after firing longtime chief Donald Grady.
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.