Public Safety Committee

A city worker removes graffiti.  (Credit: Vince Gerasole)

Aldermen Back Tougher Fines For Graffiti

The Committee on Public Safety on Thursday recommended the full City Council approve increased fines for those convicted of graffiti offenses from $750 to a range of $1,500 to $2,500.


Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

Police Board Reforms Approved By City Council Committee

After years of being stalled in the City Council, a bill to change the way the Police Board operates has won preliminary approval.

WBBM Newsradio–09/07/2011

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