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An off-duty Chicago police officer was fatally shot Thursday evening at  an Austin food mart. (CBS)

Off-Duty Police Officer Shot, Killed

An off-duty police officer was fatally shot Thursday evening while he worked security at a West Side grocery store, Chicago police said.



Man Refuses To Leave Edgewater Restaurant, Punches Cop

A man who walked into an Edgewater neighborhood Italian restaurant, took off his shoes and refused to leave was arrested about dinnertime Christmas Eve after he allegedly punched a responding police officer.


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Sauk Village Cop Alleges Harassment By Trustee

Months after settling a racial discrimination lawsuit against south suburban Sauk Village, police Sgt. Tim Holevis has filed a new complaint alleging further harassment.


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Tinley Park Cop Wants Better Compensation For Handling Dog

A Tinley Park police officer is suing the village for all the overtime he says he spends with his canine partner – while off-duty.

CBS Chicago–12/01/2011

Deer Path Middle School principal John Steinert pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor harassment charge in 2009. (Credit: Gurnee Police)

Police Officer Now Implicated In Sexting Principal Scandal

Alleged inappropriate sexual comments from a Lake Forest police officer have resulted in him being reassigned while an investigation is conducted.

CBS Chicago–11/22/2011

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Burglary Reported At Home Of Slain Police Officer

Police are investigating a burglary at the home where a Chicago Police officer was allegedly stabbed to death by her grandson last week.

CBS Chicago–11/11/2011


Teen Quickly Apprehended In Sexual Assault Of Woman, 68, In Joliet

A veteran Joliet police officer went into a library Wednesday and quickly found a suspect in the sexual assault of a 68-year-old woman.

CBS Chicago–11/10/2011

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$750K Bond For Ex-Woodridge Cop Charged With Looting Charity

A former Woodridge police officer has been caught, after being charged with pocketing $30,000 intended for the families of officers killed in the line of duty and going on the run for several months.

CBS Chicago–11/04/2011

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Dolton Cop Charged With Civil Rights Violations

A Dolton police officer has been charged with beating two people with his police baton and then threatening the police chief during the investigation.


An off-duty police officer was robbed in the Roseland neighborhood. (CBS)

Off-Duty Police Officer Robbed Of Star, Wallet

Chicago police are searching for a robber who targeted one of their own.


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Elk Grove Cop Hurt In Crash Trying To Pull Over 2 Bikers

An Elk Grove Village police officer was seriously hurt in an accident Monday night and now police are asking for help in locating the two motorcyclists he was attempting to stop when the accident happened.

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Joliet Officer Busts Couple Who Stole His Wallet, Identity

Two people are in police custody this morning, and a third is facing charges, after being pulled over by a police officer whose identity they allegedly had stolen just two days earlier.

CBS Chicago–10/06/2011

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Willowbrook Police Officer Bitten By Police Dog

A Willowbrook police sergeant was out of surgery Wednesday afternoon, after being bitten by a police dog during a robbery pursuit.

CBS Chicago–10/05/2011

Lisa Carter, an Aurora police officer, gave birth to twins on Sept. 11, 2001, as the World Trade Center towers were coming down. (Credit: Steve Miller, WBBM)

9/11 A ‘Bittersweet’ Date On Calendar For Aurora Mom

Ten years ago on 9-11, while the world watched in horror as so many lives ended, an Aurora couple was bringing two lives into the world.

WBBM Newsradio–09/06/2011

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Police Officer Saves Life Of Motorcyclist Who Lost Leg

A police officer from the Kane County town of Campton Hills is credited with saving the life of a motorcyclist whose leg was severed in a crash.

CBS Chicago–08/30/2011

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Harvey Man Shot And Killed By Cop He Tried To Run Over

A Glenwood police officer shot and killed a 39-year-old man who tried to run him down early Friday morning in nearby south suburban Harvey.


Chicago Police Officer Christopher Elliott recounts how he saved a choking infant. (CBS)

Baby Alive After Quick Actions By Police Officer

A baby boy is alive this morning, thanks to the quick actions of a Chicago Police officer.

CBS Chicago–08/04/2011

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Man Charged After Throwing Baby At Police Officer

A man has been charged after throwing a baby at a Chicago Police officer during a West Side kidnapping call.

CBS Chicago–07/27/2011

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Man Charged With Breaking Police Officer’s Eye Socket On West Side

A south suburban man is charged with elbowing a Chicago Police officer on the city’s West Side, an act that broke the officer’s eye socket.

CBS Chicago–07/27/2011

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Chicago Cop Struck By Vehicle

A female Chicago Police officer is recovering at a Near West Side hospital after being struck by a vehicle Sunday morning.