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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

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Mayor: I’ll Listen To Aldermen’s Budget Ideas, But ‘I’m Not Raising Taxes’

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he’s willing to listen to aldermen’s suggestions as they pore over his proposed budget, but there are some ideas the mayor said will generate an instant “no.”

WBBM Newsradio–10/11/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses his plan for the 2013 city budget at City Hall. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Proposes Balanced Budget With No New Taxes

Mayor Emanuel presented a $8.3 billion budget on Wednesday that holds the line on taxes and fees and eliminates a nearly $300 million deficit.

10/10/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel talks about the Chicago teachers' strike at City Hall, following a City Council meeting on Sept. 12, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Mayor Set To Shift Focus To Police, Fire, Transit Union Contracts

With the two-week trauma of the Chicago teachers’ strike now behind him, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has turned his attention to other labor challenges ahead. Police officers, firefighters, and transit workers are all either in contract talks, or getting ready to start negotiations.

CBS 2–09/20/2012

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Rahm Can’t Provoke Cops And Firefighters Like He Did Teachers

If there ever were one, this is an “ouch” time in Chicago, being on pins and needles about the teachers and the mayor.

CBS 2–09/18/2012

Two Planes Crash into World Trade Center

Retired Firefighter: 9/11 Is Our Generation’s Day Of Infamy

First responders in Palatine marked the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on Tuesday with a ceremony at the town’s firefighters’ memorial.

CBS Chicago–09/11/2012

Officers Shoot Dog

Man Sics Dog On Officers Serving Warrant, Escapes

Police say a Chicago man used a dog to escape officers serving a search warrant in the Englewood neighborhood Tuesday night.

WBBM Newsradio–08/15/2012

NATO Comic

New Comic Describes NATO Summit From Protesters’ Perspective

A new comic is recounting the NATO Summit back in May in cartoon form, and it doesn’t share the admiration for Chicago Police officers that dominated the headlines in the days after the summit.

CBS Chicago–07/02/2012

A man hangs from a concrete bridge abutment on the elevated Pink Line tracks near 16th and Paulina streets, after apparently trying to climb down from the tracks. (Credit: CBS)

Cops Rescue Man Who Tried To Jump From Elevated CTA Tracks

Police officers rescued a man who nearly fell off of elevated Pink Line tracks on Thursday, after he walked along the tracks for several blocks, then apparently tried to jump from a concrete bridge abutment.

06/28/2012

(Credit: Steve Hardy/CBS Local)

Police, OEMC Move To Reduce Cops’ Workload From 911 Calls

The Chicago Police Department is taking a new approach to the way it handles 911 calls.

CBS 2–06/26/2012

Tiffany Rent, who is 8 months pregnant, leaves a South Side courthouse a day after she was shocked with a stun gun during an argument with Chicago police officers over a parking ticket. (Credit: CBS)

Pregnant Woman Sues After Police Used Stun Gun On Her

A 30-year-old pregnant woman filed suit Thursday after officers used a stun gun on her during an argument with police earlier this month.

CBS Chicago–06/14/2012

Crime Scene

Police Department To Have Officers Working Overtime To Fight Violence

In the wake of a rash of violent crime that has plagued the city in recent days, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy announced plans Tuesday to place officers on overtime so they can saturate the most troubled areas.

CBS Chicago–06/12/2012

Cop On Rooftop

Cops Hang Out On Dunkin’ Donuts Rooftops To Help Special Olympics

If you’re headed for a Dunkin’ Donuts on Friday, you might want to look up to the rooftop, where police officers all over the state will be staking out.

WBBM Newsradio–06/01/2012

Police To NATO Summit

Chicago Police Head Out To Keep Peace During NATO Summit

Chicago Police officers will be constantly busy until the NATO Summit comes to an end, and they were out in force Friday morning to keep the peace.

CBS Chicago–05/18/2012

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the mayors of 30 other cities in Illinois gathered on May 10, 2012, to discuss the need to reform public pension systems for police officers and firefighters. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Gathers 30 Illinois Mayors To Discuss Pension Reform

Mayor Rahm Emanuel rounded up mayors from 30 other cities in Illinois on Thursday to build support for pension changes they say are needed to keep Illinois municipalities out of bankruptcy.

CBS Chicago–05/10/2012

Jefferson Tap & Grille (CBS)

Civil Trial Over Jefferson Tap Fight Begins

Three Chicago police officers who were acquitted of criminal charges in connection with a 2006 bar fight were back in court Monday.

05/07/2012

Parking Ticket

Police Board To Decide Whether To Fire Officers Over Bogus Tickets

A Police Board hearing into the alleged harassment of a man by two Chicago police officers has ended, and the officers will soon learn whether they will be fired.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2012

Darrin Hanna died in November 2011, a week after he was allegedly beaten and repeatedly shocked with a stun gun at the hands of North Chicago police. (Family supplied photo)

1 North Chicago Cop Fired, 1 Suspended In Connection With Man’s Death

One North Chicago police officer has been fired, and another is suspended without pay, in connection with the brutality allegations by the family of a man who died after being beaten during an arrest.

CBS Chicago–04/27/2012

Robert Newberry

Waukegan Man Held After Turning Eviction Into Police Standoff

A Waukegan man has landed in jail after turning a routine eviction into a tense police standoff.

CBS Chicago–04/13/2012

Illinois House Floor

House Shoots Down Bill To Allow Recording Of Police Officers

Illinois lawmakers have defeated a measure to allow private citizens to make audio recordings of police officers on the job.

CBS Chicago–03/22/2012

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