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John Silas (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Cop Charged With Firing Gun Through Window Of Home While Drinking

A south suburban police officer was drinking at a friend’s house when he started firing his gun, sending bullets into a neighboring home and vehicle, then called another officer to try to have him hide the evidence.

07/23/2014

Waukegan Police Officer Jason Mueller (Credit: Waukegan Police Department)

Waukegan Police Officer Killed In Gurnee Crash

Waukegan Police Officer Jason Mueller was not wearing a seat belt when his car crossed over a median in Gurnee early Saturday, and hit a utility pole.

07/14/2014

Jeff Westerfield. (Family photo)

Funeral Held For Slain Gary Police Officer Jeffrey Westerfield

Visitation services were held Sunday for Gary Police Officer Jeffrey Westerfield at the Genesis Convention Center. His funeral was scheduled for Monday morning at the convention center, followed by a procession to his burial service in Shererville.

07/14/2014

Jeff Westerfield. (Family photo)

Source: Not Enough Evidence Yet For Charges In Gary Cop’s Murder

A person of interest arrested in the murder of Gary Police Officer Jeff Westerfield on Sunday remained in custody on Friday, but has yet to be charged.

07/11/2014

Jeff Westerfield. (Family photo)

With Suspect Still In Custody, $10K Reward Offered In Gary Cop’s Murder

Authorities in northwest Indiana were offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the prosecution of a suspect or suspects in the murder of Gary Police Officer Jeffrey Westerfield, even though police have said publicly they’re “fairly confident” the suspect was arrested the same day Westerfield was slain.

07/10/2014

Matthew Hudak (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff)

Schaumburg Cop Pleads Guilty In Drug Case, Gets 26 Years

One of three Schaumburg police detectives accused of withholding and reselling illegal drugs they seized from dealers was sentenced to 26 years in prison Tuesday.

04/29/2014

John Wrana's stepdaughter Sharon Mangerson, holding a picture of John. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Suburban Cop Charged In Death Of 95-Year-Old WWII Vet

A suburban police officer has been charged with reckless conduct, in the death of a 95-year-old World War II veteran who was shocked with a stun gun and shot with beanbag rounds at a Park Forest nursing home last year.

04/02/2014

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Police Officer Rescues Teens From Des Plaines River

A west suburban police officer rescued some teens from an overturned canoe last week.

03/31/2014

An Oak Forest police officer died after a crash at 159th and Cicero. (Credit: CBS)

Oak Forest Police Officer Dies In Crash

James Morrissy, 62, died at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, after a crash near 159th and Cicero in Oak Forest.

03/18/2014

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Gary Cop Rejects Plea Deal In Drug Trafficking Case

Guye and her boyfriend, Terrance Gee, 26, of Michigan City, were arrested for drug trafficking in Oklahoma, after police there found 48 pounds of marijuana in a suitcase in their rental car.

03/07/2014

Corey Safford (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Gets 50 Years For Shooting Harvey Cop

Corey Safford shot patrol officer John Marcano in the shoulder and face when he and another man were being patted down and questioned in an area of the south suburb known for drug trafficking on Jan. 22, 1998.

02/12/2014

Donald Walsh (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Frankfort Cop Convicted Of Punching, Choking Girlfriend

A southwest suburban Frankfort police officer who was found guilty Tuesday of misdemeanor domestic battery will lose his job with the police department.

02/12/2014

Blue Island Police Sgt. Schultz used a stun gun on Donald Flores, the victim of a hit-and-run crash in 2012. (Photo supplied to CBS)

Blue Island Cop Uses Stun Gun On Accident Victim

CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey talks with a south suburban man who claims a sergeant overreacted; a follow-up investigation never occurred.

02/03/2014

Nathan Haywood (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Attacking Police Officer At Metra Station

Nathan Haywood, 24, of the 8100 block of South Spaulding Avenue, is accused of choking and beating a 39-year-old Norfolk Southern officer.

01/21/2014

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Railroad Officer Beaten At South Side Metra Stop

The incident occurred about 10:25 p.m. at the Wrightwood Metra station near 79th Street and Kedzie Avenue.

01/20/2014

Evanston Police Officer Sean O'Brien was running errands Tuesday when he spotted a small boy running around in the street in Des Plaines. When the boy jumped in the river, O'Brien jumped in after him and saved his life. (Credit: Sun-Times Media)

Evanston Officer’s Rescue Effort Earns National Award

Police officer Sean O’Brien, credited with the dramatic rescue of a boy from the frigid Des Plaines River last year, has been named Officer of the Month by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

01/20/2014

A SWAT team officer stands outside an Arlington Heights home, where a hostage situation had ensued after a gunman shot a police officer. The SWAT team later shot the suspect, and the hostage was unharmed. (Credit: CBS)

Arlington Heights Officer Shot Last Month Expected To Fully Recover

Arlington Heights police Officer Michael McEvoy, a 20-year veteran of the department, was shot in the “facial” area while responding to a domestic incident in the 1900 block of Windham Court on Dec. 12.

01/08/2014

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Judge: Des Plaines Officer Accused Of Excessive Force Rightfully Terminated

A Cook County judge upheld the termination of a northwest suburban Des Plaines police officer on Friday, overturning an arbitrator’s ruling that the officer, accused of using excessive force against an arrestee and lying about it, should return to work.

12/17/2013

A SWAT team officer stands outside an Arlington Heights home, where a hostage situation had ensued after a gunman shot a police officer. The SWAT team later shot the suspect, and the hostage was unharmed. (Credit: CBS)

SWAT Team Kills Barricaded Suspect Who Shot Cop

SWAT team officers shot and killed a gunman who allegedly shot an Arlington Heights police officer late Thursday, after the suspect barricaded himself in a home and held a woman hostage.

12/12/2013

Robert Russell (left) charged with attempted murder, shoplifting, and obstructing a police officer. Gerald Chamberlain (right) is charged with felony theft. Both were arrested after a shoplifting incident that ended with police shooting a third suspect in Romeoville. (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

2 Charged After Police Shoot Alleged Shoplifter

A Romeoville Police officer shot a man and another officer was injured Thursday night while trying to stop suspects after a shoplifting incident at a Kohl’s store.

11/29/2013

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