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Ill. County Considers 'Violence Tax' On Guns, Ammo

October 11, 2012
Drawing the ire of the gun lobby, Cook County Board President Preckwinkle is eyeing a violence tax on guns and ammunition sold in the city and suburbs, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned.

Massive Pot Farm Found In Chicago

October 4, 2012
A Cook County (Ill.) Sheriff's deputy and Chicago Police officer aboard a helicopter spotted a massive marijuana growing operation in a Southeast Side field on Tuesday that was several days from harvesting.

Chicago Cop Arrested for Taking Bribe

September 18, 2012
The Chicago Police Department arrested one of its officers today for allegedly taking a bribe in exchange for dismissing a criminal case, the agency announced.

Chicago Police Seize 'Scooby Snax' Synthetic Marijuana

September 4, 2012
A Chicago Police specialized narcotics unit seized nearly 40 pounds of "Scooby Snax" synthetic marijuana in packages emblazoned with the cartoon character Scooby-Doo's face.

Report: Disabled Cop Shot Animals On Safari

September 2, 2012
Chicago's police pension board suspended the disability benefits Thursday of a police officer who, after going on disability because of an injury he said made it impossible for him to safely fire a handgun, has shot and killed several animals while on safari.

Two Chicago Cops Save One of Their Own

August 30, 2012

Officer Kirsten Lund and Sgt. Christopher Kapa responded to an officer-down call and immediately transported the profusely bleeding Officer Del Pearson in a squad car to a nearby emergency room, saving his life.

Man Charged In Angry Dad's Attack On Cop

August 17, 2012
Charges have been filed against a man who joined an attack on a Chicago Police officer who struck his 4-year-old cousin during a motorcycle accident in Maywood.

Off-Duty Cop Shoots, Kills Angry Dad

August 13, 2012
An off-duty Chicago police officer shot and killed a man in west suburban Maywood Saturday after the officer crashed his motorcycle trying to avoid running into the man's daughter.

Chicago Cop Saves Infant

July 30, 2012
A Chicago Police officer is being lauded for saving a 21-month-old boy on the Skyway Saturday by performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation after the infant stopped breathing.

Chicago Gang Cop Describes 'Tribal Warfare' On Streets

July 12, 2012
A Chicago gang enforcement officer described the city's spike in gang violence as "tribal warfare" that has gone unchecked because of the lack of gang leaders.

Chicago PD Adds 43 Recruits

July 3, 2012
The recruits must complete about 1,000 hours of training at the academy, even though Illinois only requires 400 hours of training for sworn officers. The police academy's training program emphasizes procedural justice law, traffic law, tactical communication, emergency driving, firearms handling, and scenario-based training.

$40M In Cartel Marijuana Seized In Chicago

June 28, 2012
A joint narcotics task force on Tuesday seized approximately eight tons (or 16,000 pounds) of marijuana, recording the largest cannabis seizure in at least 20 years in Chicago.

Why Chicago is So Violent

June 28, 2012
Chicago's homicide rate is out of control. This is not about "old school" gangsters coming out of prison and trying to re-establish themselves. It's about the youngsters having no respect for anyone.

Chicago Hires Peace Group to Stem Gang Killings

June 26, 2012
The city will give the group a one-year grant for $1 million to hire 40 "interrupters" who will mediate conflicts in the Ogden and Grand Crossing districts, where gun violence has spiked.

Using a Reverse Auction To Buy Patrol Vehicles

June 22, 2012
The Chicago Police Department opted for a rarely used online "reverse auction" to acquire its new patrol vehicles for a good price. The department used the eBay-style auction earlier this year to award contracts to two Chicago-area car dealers to supply the Ford Police Interceptor sedan and P.I. Utility.

What the Spartan Death Race Meant for Police Training

June 21, 2012
Chicago Police Officer Joshua Purkiss put himself to the ultimate test. He announced he would participate in the Spartan Death Race—arguably the greatest test of a person's body, mind, and spirit. The nearly three-day race on a 50-mile obstacle course in the dense Vermont woods last week was completed by less than 20% of its participants.

Video: Chicago's Top Cop Explains Rising Murder Rate

June 19, 2012
The rash of shootings and spike in murders in Chicago this year can be attributed to the city's 59 gangs and more than 600 gang sets, Police Superintendant Garry McCarthy told CBS News.

Chicago's Top Cop Explains Rising Murder Rate

June 19, 2012

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said the city's spike in homicides and shootings can be linked to the more than 59 gangs in the city. Chicago has seen a 35% increase in murders so far in 2012. Read the full story here.

Shot Chicago Cop Faces Uncertain Return to Duty

May 29, 2012
A tactical Chicago Police officer who was shot in the chest hopes to return to duty once his left hand fully recovers. Officer Del Pearson, a decorated 8-year veteran, can wiggle his fingers and open his hand wide, but he cannot make a fist.

Chicago Police Bust Drug Ring, Arrest Cartel Members

May 24, 2012
The Chicago Police Department today arrested 12 South Side drug-trafficking suspects, including members of the Gangster Disciples street gang and two Mexican drug cartel operators.
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