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Bikes! They're yours for the taking (please don't take them). (Photo Credit: Mason Johnson)

Chicago Police Less Willing To Curb Bike Thefts Than Some Other Cities, Internet Vigilantes

If we have to choose whether to devote resources to solving violent crimes or bike thefts, the choice is obvious. With that said, some are wondering why Chicago can’t have adequate resources devoted to both.

07/23/2014

Lyons Police patch.  (Credit: Lyons Police Department Website)

Lyons Police Force Will Cut Department By One-Third: Union

It would be a bitter turn in labor negotiations that have been stalled since December. The village says it doesn’t have the money to meet the union’s demands. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

04/10/2014

Robbins Police Department (CBS)

Sheriff Aide: ‘Things Are Very Unstable’ In Robbins

This week in south suburban Robbins, the police chief is expected to be gone, and a police captain was fired: accused of claiming he once carried LAPD Badge Number 714, which is a fictional badge from the 1950s TV show “Dragnet.”

11/21/2013

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart

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

Photo Of Cook County Sheriff's Police Patch (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

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

Photo Of Cook County Sheriff's Police Patch (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Sheriff’s Officers Take Over Midnight Shift In Dixmoor

In 2008, Sheriff Tom Dart took over patrols in south suburban Ford Heights after that village disbanded its police department because of budget woes. The sheriff’s office also has a regular police presence in south suburban Dolton.

08/06/2013

A man holds on to a prison bar inside of a jail cell. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Man Dies In Custody At Harvey Police Lockup

A 27-year-old south suburban man died Tuesday while in law enforcement custody at the Harvey police station.

06/26/2013

North Chicago Police Brochure Stirs Racial Tensions

A brochure intended to serve as educational materials by the North Chicago Police Department for citizen training has racheted up racial tension in the far north suburb.

WBBM Newsradio–02/26/2013

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Village Of Winfield Considers Disbanding Police Department

The western suburb of Winfield is considering an unusual step to save money.

CBS Chicago–08/10/2012

Police Headquarters

Fire Department Offices To Move Into Police Headquarters

Between 50 and 60 Chicago Fire Department personnel will be moving from their offices at a high rise on the IIT campus in Bronzeville to the Chicago Police Headquarters down the street.

CBS Chicago–10/06/2011

Naperville Police Department (CBS)

Naperville Formalizes Cuts In Police Department

The city council in west suburban Naperville voted 7-2 to reduce the authorized number of sworn personnel in the police department.

12/08/2010