Police and SWAT team members at a South Loop high rise where a man barricaded himself inside a room Monday night. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Man Arrested After 7-Hour Standoff In South Loop

A man barricaded himself inside a South Loop high rise for more than seven hours from Monday night into early Tuesday, prompting a SWAT team response.


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Infant Returned Unharmed After Hobart Kidnapping

An infant who had been reported kidnapped Sunday night in northwest Indiana was returned unharmed about four hours later, with the aid of a regional SWAT team, police said.


MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicles operated by US Marines from 1st Battalion 7th Marines Regiment.  (Credit: ADEK BERRY/AFP/GettyImages)

NW Indiana Swat Team Buys Used Military Vehicle For $1

Northwest Indiana’s swat team found its new armored transport on the army’s used car lot and like, a TV infomercial, all they had to pay was the shipping.


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Man In Custody After Roommates Found Dead

Police are questioning a man after his two roommates were found dead Friday night in the South Side Woodlawn neighborhood.


Lincoln Park Pitbulls

SWAT Team Sent Out For Dog Fighting On Sheffield Avenue

Two men were arrested on warrants for dog fighting in the Lincoln Park neighborhood Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–08/31/2011

Carleton Washburne School

‘Butt Dial’ Blamed For Error That Sent SWAT Team

It turns out that a false alarm at a Winnetka school that prompted a SWAT team response was actually the result of a “butt dial.”

CBS Chicago–01/05/2011

Chicago Police Officer David Blake

Search For Clues Continues In Cop’s Murder

Chicago police said Wednesday that they’re talking to dozens of people about the murder of police officer David Blake, but so far there are few clues in his shooting death.

CBS Chicago–11/24/2010

Fallen Officer Tribute

Off-Duty Police Officer Found Shot To Death

Chicago Police are once again mourning one of their own, after an off-duty officer was found shot to death on the city’s Southwest Side.

CBS Chicago–11/22/2010

File Photo Of A Handgun (Photo by David Silverman/Newsmakers)

Carpentersville OK’s Firearms School

Training school would allow for weapons larger than handguns.