Metra Launches New Onboard Police UnitThe six full-time officers in the unit will ride in both uniform and plain clothes on all of Metra’s 11 lines, according to a statement from the rail service.
Police Support Group Upset Over Exclusion From St. Patrick's Day ParadeA Chicago group that formed last October to show support for police officers amid the Laquan McDonald protests said it’s a “slap in the face” that they’ve been denied entry into the downtown St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Police: DUI Suspect Attacked, Threatened Riverside OfficersA west suburban man charged with DUI in Riverside early Sunday has also been accused of attacking officers and damaging police equipment during his arrest.
Three Fox Lake Cops Suspended For Altercation With Man In Holding CellTwo Fox Lake police officers and a detective have been suspended after acknowledging they broke department rules during an altercation with a suspect in custody last year.
Four Cops Charged With Lying Under Oath In Drug CaseFour police officers – three from Chicago, and one from Glenview – have been charged with felony perjury, for allegedly lying under oath in a drug case last year.
Cops Hit Dunkin' Donuts Rooftops To Raise Money For Special Olympics Hundreds of police officers have been hanging out on the roofs of local donut shops on Friday, as part of an annual charity event.
Garcia Blasts Emanuel On Rise In Murders, ShootingsMayoral challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia on Wednesday sought to use residents’ unease about the city’s latest crime statistics to slow Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s momentum ahead of next week’s runoff election.
Mom Thanks Cops For Sparing Son's Life By Giving Cards, Stuffed AnimalsA heartwarming yet bittersweet story about a police encounter in south suburban Dolton this week.
Fioretti Vows To Hire New Cops If He Defeats EmanuelAld. Bob Fioretti (2nd), who is challenging Mayor Rahm Emanuel in next month’s election, said Chicago residents are fed up with crime in all parts of the city, and he held Emanuel and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy responsible.
Investigators: Police Officers Justified In Fatal Shooting Of Elderly ManThe Lake County Major Crimes Task Force has determined police officers in Lake Station, Indiana, were justified when they shot and killed an elderly man who pointed a shotgun at them, and a report sheds some light on what appeared to have been a “suicide by cop.”
Police Chiefs Push For Written Reports On Use Of ForceIn the wake of deadly confrontations involving police officers in Missouri, New York, and elsewhere, a group of current and former police chiefs in Illinois has pushed for changes in the way police agencies record interactions with the public.
Police Shoot, Kill Elderly Man Armed With Shotgun Outside Lake Station City HallPolice said three Lake Station officers confronted the man around 10:30 a.m. in the parking lot of Lake Station City Hall, which also houses the Lake Station Police Department.