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Police: Drunk Driver Kicked Cops, Bit Hospital Staff

When police confronted Donna Dankoff, 58, about whether she’d been in a hit-and-run, she reportedly kicked an officer in the groin and another in the head.

01/08/2014

Melvin Brown (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Driver Charged With DUI In Crash That Hurt 4 Cops

Melvin Brown, 69, has been charged with felony aggravated DUI causing an accident involving bodily harm, as well as two misdemeanor counts of DUI.

11/07/2013

On the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, an Evanston firefighter rings a fire bell to honor fellow firefighters who died at the World Trade Center. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

Chicago Area Remembers Horror Of 9/11

Fire stations throughout the Chicago area marked the 12th anniversary of 9/11 on Wednesday, with the ringing of bells, and recollections of where people were on the day of the terrorist attacks.

09/11/2013

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Metra Cops To Park Cars, Board Trains This Summer

Metra police said the move was an effort to raise officers’ visibility as the summer season brings more casual riders on the trains, along with regular daily commuters.

06/12/2013

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Woman Cited In Crash That Injured 2 Police Officers

A motorist who collided with a police cruiser en route to a call with its lights flashing and sirens blaring was cited multiple times for causing the Tuesday night crash.

06/05/2013

Only a chain-link fence and a few yards of grass separate this retention pond from an exit ramp from Interstate 88. A young mother died and a 14-year-old girl nearly drowned when a car plunged into the pond, and the girl's father wants a guardrail installed to avoid such accidents in the future. (Credit: CBS)

Police, Firefighters To Be Honored For Saving Teen

The Aurora Police Department will honor seven Aurora police officers who, along with six Aurora firefighters, saved the life of 14-year-old Annie Prosser, who nearly drowned on March 9 after the vehicle in which she was riding crashed into a retention pond.

04/27/2013

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Police Stop Burglary In Roscoe Village

Three men were arrested after police caught them burglarizing a residence in the Roscoe Village neighborhood Tuesday morning.

03/20/2013

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Tinley Park Police Rescue Two Girls From Icy Pond

Police said the girls were in a few feet of water for five to seven minutes, about 20 feet from the shore near the Edgewater Walk complex.

03/08/2013

Kenneth Conley escaped from the Metropolitan Correctional Center, along with his cellmate, on Dec. 18, 2012. (Credit: FBI)

Suburban Cops Who Caught Escaped Inmate To Be Honored For Bravery

Three veteran Palos Hills police officers were being honored Thursday for the capture of Kenneth Conley, one of two federal prisoners who escaped from the Metropolitan Correctional Center in December, using a rope made of bedsheets.

WBBM Newsradio–02/21/2013

Former Schaumburg officer Matthew Hudak bonds out Monday. (CBS)

First Of Three Ex-Schaumburg Cops Posts Bail On Drug Charges

One of three former Schaumburg police officers accused of stealing from drug dealers is getting out of jail today.

CBS Chicago–02/04/2013

Terrance O'Brien, Matthew Hudak, John Cichy. (Credit; DuPage County Sheriff)

Bond Lowered For Former Schaumburg Cops Charged In Drug Case

A DuPage County judge has significantly reduced the bail for three former Schaumburg police officers accused of stealing drugs from dealers and reselling them through an informant.

CBS Chicago–01/31/2013

Terrance O'Brien, Matthew Hudak, John Cichy. (Credit; DuPage County Sheriff)

Schaumburg Cops Resign Amid Charges Of Stealing From Drug Dealers

Three Schaumburg police officers charged with operating a drug ring using marijuana and cocaine seized from dealers have resigned from the police department.

01/30/2013

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Ferguson Suggests Shifting Nearly 300 Cops From Desk Jobs To Street

City Inspector General Joseph Ferguson has issued a report recommending the city put civilians in jobs now held by nearly 300 police officers.

WBBM Newsradio–01/23/2013

Terrance O'Brien, Matthew Hudak, John Cichy. (Credit; DuPage County Sheriff)

Schaumburg Police Arrests Could Jeopardize Drug Cases

The arrests of three Schaumburg police officers on drug trafficking charges could jeopardize cases in Cook and DuPage counties.

01/18/2013

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3 Schaumburg Cops Arrested In Federal Drug Probe

Three Schaumburg police officers have been arrested, following a federal drug investigation.

CBS 2–01/16/2013

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Barfly Sentenced To Jail For Battering Naperville Cops

A man whose history of reckless and violent behavior spans 25 years has been convicted of hitting and kicking two Naperville police officers last summer as they were ejecting him from a nightclub in the city’s downtown.

12/28/2012

City Hall

City Council OKs Mayor’s $8.3B Budget

Chicago aldermen overwhelmingly approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s $8.3 billion budget plan on Thursday.

CBS Chicago–11/15/2012

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Man Accused Of Tossing Propane Tank, Fire Extinguisher At Cops

A man threw a propane tank and fire extinguisher at police officers from the balcony of his Streeterville apartment Tuesday night, police said.

11/14/2012

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Mayor Resisting Call From Aldermen To Hire 1,000 Cops Next Year

As City Council budget hearings continued Wednesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel was trying to deflect aldermanic calls for more police officers than already planned.

CBS Chicago–10/24/2012

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Mayor Needs To Find The Cash For More Cops

I have a subway story to tell you; on the Red Line this morning, the train talk was all about cops, cops, cops, cops. Kind of like President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney talking all about jobs, jobs, jobs.

CBS 2–10/11/2012

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