Police Stations

Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses his decision to consolidate Chicago Police district stations and detective divisions, a move that will reduce the number of district stations from 25 to 22 by the fall. The number of detective divisions has been cut from five to three. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Defends Closing Of Police District Stations

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Monday he stands by the decision to close two police district stations over the weekend and the plan to close a third in the fall.

CBS Chicago–03/05/2012

File Photo Of Chicago Police Car (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Ravenswood Neighbors To Protest Planned Police Station Closure

Neighbors in several North Side communities are protesting the closing of their local police station as part of an effort by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to balance the city’s budget.

CBS Chicago–11/07/2011

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy testifies before the Chicago City Council at a city budget hearing on Oct. 27, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Aldermen Grill Top Cop On Station Closings, Officer Deployment

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy was on the hot seat at City Hall on Thursday, as aldermen demanded to know why he plans to close police stations and how he’s deploying police officers.

CBS Chicago–10/27/2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel: City Can’t Afford Old Ways Of Doing Business

“We can start shaping our city’s future or let it shape us,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel said as he unveiled a budget that will close three police stations, double water rates, and raise several other fees.

CBS Chicago–10/12/2011

Police Station Protest

A Look At The Police Districts Set To Close

Closing police stations and consolidating districts is far from a new idea in Chicago, but Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 2012 budget plan is the first time it appears to be going ahead.


City Hall

Emanuel Budget Plan Relies On Higher Fees, Police Station Closures

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is planning to raise several fines and fees imposed by the city of Chicago, while avoiding any tax hikes to balance a $600 million budget shortfall for next year. The mayor also reportedly plans to call for closing three police district stations and merge five police detective areas into three areas.

CBS Chicago–10/11/2011

Ogden District Police Station

Officers: Police Stations Shouldn’t Be Homeless Shelters

The Chicago Fraternal Order of Police is concerned about police station lobbies becoming homeless shelters in bad weather.

CBS Chicago–09/07/2011