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Three Chicago police officers and a Glenview police officer were charged with lying under oath about a traffic stop that led to a drug bust, after dashboard camera video contradicted their accounts of the arrest of  23-year-old Joseph Sperling in June 2013. (Source: Loevy & Loevy)

Four Cops Charged With Lying Under Oath In Drug Case

Four 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.

06/08/2015

Chicago police officers wave from the rooftop of a Dunkin' Donuts in the South Loop, as part of an annual fundraiser for the Special Olympics. (Credit: CBS)

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.

05/29/2015

Mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia criticizes Mayor Rahm Emanuel's handling of crime in Chicago, amid a spike in shootings and murders during the first three months of 2015. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM)

Garcia Blasts Emanuel On Rise In Murders, Shootings

Mayoral 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.

04/02/2015

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Mom Thanks Cops For Sparing Son’s Life By Giving Cards, Stuffed Animals

A heartwarming yet bittersweet story about a police encounter in south suburban Dolton this week.

03/27/2015

Mayoral candidate Bob Fioretti outlines his public safety policies ahead of the February election. (Credit: WBBM/Craig Dellimore)

Fioretti Vows To Hire New Cops If He Defeats Emanuel

Ald. 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.

01/05/2015

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Investigators: Police Officers Justified In Fatal Shooting Of Elderly Man

The 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.”

12/12/2014

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Police Chiefs Push For Written Reports On Use Of Force

In 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.

12/11/2014

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Police Shoot, Kill Elderly Man Armed With Shotgun Outside Lake Station City Hall

Police 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.

12/09/2014

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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

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