Prayer March Through Austin And West Garfield Park Hopes To Fight Gun ViolenceFederal help is in Chicago for the first weekend aiding local police with a strike force in an effort to intercept illegal guns. As this is happening, Chicago's top cop hit the streets on the West Side Saturday morning. 
West Side Residents Skeptical Of Police Response Following Mass ShootingsDozens of Chicago police officers and the department's top brass put on a show of force Friday night as they lined up in Douglas Park just blocks from where two mass shootings took place this week. 
City Council Approves Plan For New Civilian Panel To Oversee CPD; Critics Say 'Police Are Going To Lose'Aldermen voted 36-13 to create a new seven-member Community Commission for Public Safety and Accountability, the result of months of on-and-off negotiations between Mayor Lori Lightfoot, aldermen, and a coalition of grassroots police reform groups.
Public Safety Committee Backs Compromise Plan To Create Civilian Police Oversight Panel“What produces a better police Department is better policies, and now we’re getting our civilians, our communities, our residents an opportunity to have a voice in those policies,” Ald. Chris Taliaferro (29th) said.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Grassroots Coalition Announce Deal To Create Civilian Police Oversight CommissionMayor Lori Lightfoot and police reform advocates on Monday announced they have reached an agreement to establish a new civilian oversight agency for the Chicago Police Department, setting up a City Council vote this week after years of often heated debate.
Off Duty Officer Charged With Hitting And Killing 9-Year-Old Boy On BikeAn off duty Chicago police officer is now cited with hitting and killing a 9-year-old boy riding his bike in West Rogers Park. 
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Announces $1 Million Reward Fund For Tips To Help CPD Seize Illegal Guns“Too many people ... are just plain scared; scared to come out, scared to congregate, enjoy the warmth of a summer day or night, for fear that ordinary moments will become the scenes of tragedy,” Lightfoot said.
City Council Finance Committee To Vote On $1.9 Million In Settlements In Lawsuits Accusing Police Of MisconductThe city’s Law Department is seeking a $300,000 settlement with a woman who sued the city and former Officer William Whitley, who is now serving a 25-year prison sentence for paying underage girls for sex.
After Meeting With President Biden, CPD Supt. Brown Will Implement Platoon-Style Deployments"The idea of putting more boots on the ground, more officers into the street, is something a lot of police departments do when they face a crisis."
Two Chicago Police Officers Pepper Sprayed While Trying To Break Up Fight In Calumet HeightsTwo Chicago police officers found themselves on the wrong end of a pepper spray can in Calumet Heights Friday night. 
Hailed As National Leader 5 Years Ago After Deadly Ambush On Dallas Cops, David Brown Now Under Fire For Handling Of Chicago Crime As City's Top CopDavid Brown's tenure as Chicago's top cop has been a rocky one, in the face of surging crime during the pandemic, a violent trend which has yet to turn around.