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Hammond Family Sues Police For Excessive Force During Traffic Stop

A northwest Indiana family has sued Hammond police, claiming officers used excessive force when they broke a car window and used a stun gun on Jamal Jones during a traffic stop last month.

10/07/2014

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Cops Pump Gas To Raise Money For Children’s Hospital

Alsip Police Lt. Scott Zablotny was among the officers pumping gas as part of “Full Serve and Protect” at the BP Earth Market at 123rd and Cicero.

09/05/2014

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City Of Chicago, Police Reach Tentative Contract

The new contract, which requires ratification by officers, reportedly includes an 11 percent pay raise over five years.

09/04/2014

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Two Officers Hurt In South Side Crash

The crash occurred about 12:36 a.m. at the intersection of Pershing and Halsted, police said.

08/08/2014

Police in south suburban Homewood conduct a critical incident drill to prepare for the event of a mass shooting at a school. (Credit: Village of Homewood)

Suburban Cops Run School Shooting Drill To Prepare For The Worst

Would your child know what to do in a school emergency? Would you know how to react? The village of Homewood on Tuesday held a critical incident drill to help everyone prepare.

07/29/2014

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Police Union Seeks To Delay Release Of Officer Misconduct Lists

The Fraternal Order of Police, which filed the injunction Monday in Cook County Circuit Court, claims there is reason to believe the lists are inaccurate and could “unfairly and vexatiously harm” the officers named in them.

07/29/2014

Chicago police officers stand on the roof of a Dunkin' Donuts shop as part of the 12th annual Cop On Top fundraiser for the Special Olympics. (Credit: CBS)

Cops At The Donut Shop? It’s No Joke, It’s A Fundraiser

It’s an easy stereotype: cops at the donut shop. But it’s not everyday you’ll see a group of police officers standing on the roof of a Dunkin’ Donuts.

05/30/2014

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

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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

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