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Chicago Homicides Rise 60%, Mayor Calls for Gang Law

April 12, 2012
Chicago homicides spiked 60% in the first three months of 2012. As a result, Mayor Rahm Emanuel called on the state's General Assembly to pass a bill that would allow federal-style racketeering prosecutions of violent gang activity.

Wounded Chicago Tactical Officer Returns Home

March 29, 2012
Chicago police Officer Del Pearson returned home a week after he was shot in the chest and nearly bled to death after a gunfight on the city's Southeast Side.

Chicago Police Take Down Two West-Side Gangs

March 27, 2012
Chicago Police officers have arrested 45 gang members on the city's West Side in a joint city-federal operation, recovering $1.6 million in narcotics and eight firearms. The operation targeted the most violent members of the Traveling Vice Lords and Four Corner Hustlers.

Chicago Cop Killer Gets Life

March 27, 2012
Cook County Judge Nicholas Ford on Tuesday sentenced Lamar Cooper to life in prison for gunning down Chicago Police officer Nathaniel Taylor Jr. on Sept. 28, 2008.

Chicago Police Detain Reporters at Hospital

March 20, 2012
A photographer and reporter were arrested by Chicago police on Saturday as they tried to cover the shooting death of a 6-year-old girl. Hospital personnel claimed the media members were trespassing.

Chicago Tactical Officer Shot by Curfew Violator

March 20, 2012
A tactical Chicago Police officer emerged from surgery Tuesday, after he was shot three times in the chest Monday night on the Southeast Side.

Chicago To Purchase 500 Ford Police Interceptors

February 24, 2012
Chicago police officers will be driving Ford's 2013 Police Interceptor as their new patrol vehicle, city officials have announced. The city plans to buy 100 vehicles a year for five years at a cost of $3.5 million per year.

FBI: Two Chicago Cops Jacked Drug Proceeds From FBI Witness

February 13, 2012
A Chicago Police sergeant and patrol officer were arrested Sunday in an FBI sting and charged with stealing $5,200 from a federal witness they believed was transporting the cash for drug dealers.

Off-duty Chicago Cop Shot Man who Tried To Run Him Down

February 13, 2012
A man was shot dead by an off-duty Chicago police officer outside the officer's South Chicago neighborhood home Saturday when he tried to run the officer over with a van he had used to ram into the officer's garage.

One Cop's Spartan Challenge

February 10, 2012
Chicago Police Officer Joshua Purkiss picked a gruelling way to honor the counter-drug training that's made him a better narcotics investigator. This summer, Purkiss will participate in the Spartan Death Race—arguably the toughest race on the planet.

Chicago's Top Cop Supports Recording of Police

January 30, 2012
Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy wants lawmakers to overturn a 2010 Illinois law known as the Eavesdropping Act, which made it a Class 1 felony to record police officers performing their duties.

Chicago Cop's Killer Faces Life

January 27, 2012
A man convicted of killing a Chicago Police officer in 2008 faces a life sentence for the crime, following his conviction Thursday. Lamar Cooper was convicted of fatally shooting Chicago PD's Officer Nathaniel Taylor.

Latin Kings' Nationwide Leader Gets 60 Years in Prison

January 11, 2012
Augustin Zambrano, the highest ranking member of the Latin Kings, has received 60 years in federal prison for racketeering, narcotics trafficking, and other violent crimes. Zambrano, a "corona" of the Almighty Latin King Nation, was responsible for overseeing the illegal activities of all factions of the powerful street gang that counts about 10,000 members in Illinois.

Reward for Chicago Cop's Killer Reaches $20,000

January 4, 2012
The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation is now offering $20,000 to anyone who helps identify those responsible for fatally shooting Officer Clifton Lewis during a convenience store robbery a week ago, according to the foundation.

Off-duty Chicago Cop Slain In Grocery Story Robbery

December 30, 2011
Officer Clifton Lewis, 41, was shot after two men robbed M & M Quick Foods in the 1200 block of N. Austin Blvd. At about 8:30 p.m., two armed men entered the convenience store and, during the robbery, fired several shots, striking the officer.

Man Invades Chicago Station with AR-15

November 28, 2011
A man was hospitalized for medical evaluation after walking into a West Side Chicago police station on Thanksgiving—armed with a fully-loaded rifle and declaring martial law.

Star Restored to Slain Chicago Officer

November 9, 2011
Chicago police superintendent Garry McCarthy has restored the star to an officer who was allegedly slain by her grandson so she can be buried with a badge.

Chicago Boy Charged with Murder of Officer Grandmother

November 7, 2011
A 15-year-old Chicago boy has been accused of murdering his 55-year-old grandmother after she yelled at him for skipping school. The relationship between the two, who lived together, had grown increasingly tense.

Nationwide Multi-Band Radio Tests Completed by DHS

October 26, 2011
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is completing tests that would pave the way for first responders to use multi-band radios to communicate on various frequencies, the agency has announced.

Chicago Police Shift 138 Officers From Jails To Patrol

October 10, 2011
Nearly 140 officers will be shifted to beat patrol from jail duty to meet Mayor Rahm Emanuel's goal of adding 1,000 more cops to the street since taking office in May.
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