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Chicago Not Actually ‘Murder Capital’ Of, Well, Anything

Thanks to recent headlines, you’d think the FBI rolled out the red carpet and handed Chicago a beautiful, hand-engraved (in cursive!) plaque that reads Murderiest Murder City in Murderland. In reality, the FBI did no such thing. Here’s a closer look at the FBI’s statistics and how they do and do not relate to homicides in Chicago


Some sort of harness dangles on the end of a makeshift rope outside the MCC. (CBS)

Supt. McCarthy Wants To Talk With Feds About MCC

McCarthy says he wants to talk with federal authorities about security at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in the wake of this week’s dramatic escape from the downtown facility.


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McCarthy: Police Don’t Want To Block Wireless Signals During Summits

Supt. Garry McCarthy says there is no need to worry about police trying to block social media used by demonstrators expected during the upcoming NATO/G8 summits in May.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2012

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McCarthy Disagrees With Claim Of Police ‘Manpower Problem’

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy found himself in the line of fire Monday, because of his decision to move more officers to patrol duty.

CBS Chicago–12/06/2011

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Violent Crime Down, Motor Vehicle Theft, Burglary And Arsons Up

Violent crime is down as of the end of June but three areas of property crime have increased as compared with last June, police said preliminary statistics suggest.

CBS Chicago–07/10/2011

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Report: Weis Took Home $76K Lump Sum

There is still no word on the next career move for Jody Weis after his three years as Chicago’s police superintendent.

CBS Chicago–06/21/2011

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McCarthy Hits The Ground Running As Chicago’s Top Cop

With another mob attack Tuesday night in the Gold Coast, and several more over the weekend, new Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy has his hands full. He sat down with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine.

CBS Chicago–06/08/2011

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy

McCarthy Vows To Establish Gun Offender Registry

Acting police Supt. Garry McCarthy is promising to establish a gun offender registry in Chicago, something aldermen have wanted for some time.

WBBM Newsradio–06/07/2011

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy

City Council Panel OK’s McCarthy For Police Superintendent

A Chicago City Council committee on Monday approved Garry McCarthy, Mayor Emanuel’s choice for a new superintendent of police, and the full council is expected to confirm the selection on Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–06/06/2011

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McCarthy Takes Over As Acting Police Superintendent

As Rahm Emanuel assumed the Mayor’s Office on Monday, Garry McCarthy also assumed the role of acting police superintendent.

CBS Chicago–05/17/2011

Garry McCarthy

Aldermen: McCarthy Should Be Easy Confirmation As Police Supt.

Some Chicago aldermen say Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel’s choice for police superintendent, should have a relatively easy confirmation.

CBS Chicago–05/03/2011

Rahm Emanuel with members of his security team, Fire Chief Robert Hoff, Public Safety Chief Felicia Davis and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/Newsradio 780)

Newark’s McCarthy Named Next Police Superintendent

Newark, N.J., police director Garry McCarthy will be Chicago’s next police superintendent.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2011

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Police Board Picks 3 Finalists For Superintendent

The Chicago Police Board has picked three finalists for a new superintendent, which would be narrowed down to two finalists when crossed with the four candidates picked by Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel.

CBS Chicago–04/29/2011

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2 Outsiders, Insider In Contention For Police Superintendent

Two outsiders and a Chicago Police insider reportedly have the inside-track to become the next police superintendent.

CBS Chicago–04/26/2011

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Emanuel Narrows List Of Candidates For Top Cop

Chicago Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel reportedly has narrowed the list of police superintendent candidates to a handful, and it’s a mix of insiders and outsiders.


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Report: White House Drug Czar A Candidate For Chicago Top Cop

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel hopes to have his new police superintendent picked before he’s sworn in less than four weeks from now, and it appears the list of prime candidates is getting shorter.

CBS Chicago–04/19/2011

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More Than 40 Candidates Apply For Police Superintendent

More than 40 candidates have applied to become Chicago’s next police superintendent, officials said Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–04/12/2011

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Police Board Taking Applications For Top Cop

Two weeks after Jody Weis stepped down as Chicago’s top cop, the Police Board has launched the application process for finding a new full-time police superintendent.

CBS Chicago–03/16/2011

At Chicago City Hall Outside The Mayor's Office. (AP Photo)

Emanuel Wants Full Cabinet In Time For Inauguration

Rahm Emanuel said Thursday that he wants to have a full cabinet in place by the time he takes office as mayor of Chicago, including a new superintendent for the Chicago Police Department.

CBS Chicago–03/03/2011

Mayor Elect Rahm Emanuel addresses the press at the Union League Club in Chicago.  (Credit: CBS)

Who Will Be Emanuel’s Pick For Top Cop?

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel says he doesn’t want to waste any time in finding a new leader for the Chicago Police Department.

CBS Chicago–03/03/2011