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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.


(CBS File Photo)

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

Terrance O'Brien, Matthew Hudak, John Cichy. (Credit; DuPage County Sheriff)

Schaumburg Police Arrests Could Jeopardize Drug Cases

The arrests of three Schaumburg police officers on drug trafficking charges could jeopardize cases in Cook and DuPage counties.



3 Schaumburg Cops Arrested In Federal Drug Probe

Three Schaumburg police officers have been arrested, following a federal drug investigation.

CBS 2–01/16/2013

Photo Of Man Behind Jail Bars (Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Barfly Sentenced To Jail For Battering Naperville Cops

A man whose history of reckless and violent behavior spans 25 years has been convicted of hitting and kicking two Naperville police officers last summer as they were ejecting him from a nightclub in the city’s downtown.


City Hall

City Council OKs Mayor’s $8.3B Budget

Chicago aldermen overwhelmingly approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s $8.3 billion budget plan on Thursday.

CBS Chicago–11/15/2012

File Photo Of Chicago Police Car (Getty Images)

Man Accused Of Tossing Propane Tank, Fire Extinguisher At Cops

A man threw a propane tank and fire extinguisher at police officers from the balcony of his Streeterville apartment Tuesday night, police said.


Chicago Police Officers (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Mayor Resisting Call From Aldermen To Hire 1,000 Cops Next Year

As City Council budget hearings continued Wednesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel was trying to deflect aldermanic calls for more police officers than already planned.

CBS Chicago–10/24/2012

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.


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.