Sheriff Aide: 'Things Are Very Unstable' In RobbinsThis week in south suburban Robbins, the police chief is expected to be gone, and a police captain was fired: accused of claiming he once carried LAPD Badge Number 714, which is a fictional badge from the 1950s TV show "Dragnet."
Dart 'Keeping All Options On The Table' On Policing RobbinsCook County Sheriff Tom Dart met with two trustees from the village of Robbins Wednesday, but deferred any decision on taking command of the suburb's police department.
Dart Plans To Take Over Police Duties In RobbinsDart announced the plan after Robbins police and village officials failed to remove a police administrator whose policing credentials have been challenged by a state regulatory agency.
Sheriff's Officers Take Over Midnight Shift In DixmoorIn 2008, Sheriff Tom Dart took over patrols in south suburban Ford Heights after that village disbanded its police department because of budget woes. The sheriff’s office also has a regular police presence in south suburban Dolton.
Man Dies In Custody At Harvey Police LockupA 27-year-old south suburban man died Tuesday while in law enforcement custody at the Harvey police station.
North Chicago Police Brochure Stirs Racial TensionsA brochure intended to serve as educational materials by the North Chicago Police Department for citizen training has racheted up racial tension in the far north suburb.
Village Of Winfield Considers Disbanding Police DepartmentThe western suburb of Winfield is considering an unusual step to save money.
Fire Department Offices To Move Into Police HeadquartersBetween 50 and 60 Chicago Fire Department personnel will be moving from their offices at a high rise on the IIT campus in Bronzeville to the Chicago Police Headquarters down the street.
Naperville Formalizes Cuts In Police DepartmentThe city council in west suburban Naperville voted 7-2 to reduce the authorized number of sworn personnel in the police department.