Official: Chicago To Hire 100s More Police OfficersThe department currently has more than 12,000 officers, and hasn't had a hiring push of this magnitude in years.
Emanuel Mum On Details Of Plan To Hire More Police OfficersMayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday offered few specifics about his plan to hire more police officers, but said that alone won’t solve the gun violence crisis that led to the city’s deadliest month in two decades.
With Use Of Deadly Force In Question, Some Cops Learning Martial ArtsThe way police officers react to calls has been questioned during recent police-involved shootings, not only in Chicago, but across the country. Now a martial arts training center in Evanston is teaching officers to make arrests without using deadly force.
McCarthy Struggling With Being 'On The Sidelines' Amid Attacks On PoliceThe impact of the murders of three police officers in Baton Rouge on Sunday could be felt in Chicago, where police already were taking steps for extra protection in the wake of the slayings of five police officers in Dallas, but former Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy offered a different perspective on the threat to police.
Chicago Police On Edge After 3 Baton Rouge Officers Slain In AmbushPolice in Chicago and across the country have been on high alert since a sniper killed five officers and wounded nine others in Dallas on July 7, and tensions were heightened 10 days later, when six Baton Rouge officers were shot, three of them fatally on Sunday.
Memorial Service Pays Tribute To Cook County's Fallen Police OfficersA couple hundred people gathered in a west suburban forest preserve Monday morning to remember police officers who have been killed in the line of duty in Cook County.
May Fundraiser To Help Families Of Fallen First RespondersThey gave their lives on the job, and now you can help give back to their families. The 100 Club has kicked off a month-long fundraiser to assist the survivors of first responders who have died in the line of duty.
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.