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Standoff Ends as Officers Storm Illinois Home, Free Hostages and Capture Suspects

August 21, 2014
About two dozen heavily armed law enforcement officers stormed a home in Chicago's southern suburbs Wednesday to free four hostages and capture two suspects, ending a 20-hour standoff that police say began as a robbery attempt.

Video: Illinois Officer Faces Charges in Elderly Man's 2013 Death

April 14, 2014
Cook County prosecutors announced the charges on Wednesday, alleging that the Park Forest police officer was reckless in his use of less-lethal weapons in an attempt to arrest a 95-year-old man.

Illinois Officer Faces Charges in Elderly Man's 2013 Death

April 14, 2014

The Cook County (Ill.) State Attorney's Office announced on Wednesday that a Park Forest police officer is being charged with felony reckless conduct in the death of a 95-year-old man at a senior facility. the officer was allowed to remain free without posting bond Wednesday. Read Full Story Here.

Video: Off-Duty Ill. Sgt. Shoots, Kills Would-Be Robber

February 11, 2014
Authorities say a surveillance tape shows that as the sergeant began pumping fuel into his vehicle, three males surrounded him and demanded money.

Off-Duty Ill. Sgt. Shoots, Kills Would-Be Robber

February 11, 2014

An off-duty Cook County (Ill.) Sheriff’s sergeant shot and killed a teenager who tried to rob him Monday night, Chicago police say. Read Full Story Here.

Video: Suspects Arrested in Slaying of Ill. Investigator

December 23, 2013
Two Bellwood, Ill., men in their 20s have been charged with gunning down a Cook County sheriff's investigator as he tried to stop them from robbing his daughter and her boyfriend outside a holiday party at a VFW hall.

Suspects Arrested in Slaying of Ill. Investigator

December 23, 2013

Two Bellwood, Ill., men in their 20s have been charged with gunning down a Cook County sheriff's investigator as he tried to stop them from robbing his daughter and her boyfriend outside a holiday party at a VFW hall. Read Full Story Here.

Chicago Official: Tax Bullets To Curb Crime

October 19, 2012
As Chicago struggles to quell gang violence that has contributed to a jump in homicides, a top elected official wants to tax the sale of every bullet and firearm—an effort even she acknowledges could spark a legal challenge.

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.

$3M Bond Set for Man Who Struck, Killed Ill. C.O.

July 23, 2012
Bond was set Saturday at $3 million for a Little Village man with a history of DUIs who was charged with reckless homicide for the deadly hit and run accident that claimed the life of a Cook County correctional officer.

Brace for Impact

November 1, 2008

Some homeowners upside down in their mortgages have just walked away, leaving their properties to the bank. An abandoned home is bad news. It draws criminals like dead critters draw vultures.

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