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Illinois Officer Charged With Armed Robbery, Suspended Without Pay

October 18, 2018
Should Karas be exonerated of the criminal charges and the internal allegations of misconduct, he would be eligible to receive back pay.

Illinois Deputy Shot in Vest Serving Warrant, Second Grazed on Arm

October 17, 2018
A Will County (IL) Sheriff's deputy was saved by body armor Tuesday night when he was shot in the back while serving a warrant in Joliet. A second deputy was shot and grazed on the arm.

Sessions Files Statement Opposing Chicago PD Consent Decree

October 15, 2018
According to the Chicago Tribune, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions filed n 11-page statement with the United States District Court stating that a proposed court order to reform the Chicago Police Department is an overly restrictive measure that could lead to increased crime.

Chicago Police Board Clears Officer in 2012 Shooting of 15-Year-Old

October 12, 2018
The Chicago Police Board voted 5-3 in clearing Officer Brandon Ternand of all wrongdoing in fatally shooting a teen in the back of the head during a foot pursuit nearly six years ago.

Chicago Officer Convicted of Murdering Laquan McDonald Could Get 60 Years in Prison, Appeal Expected

October 10, 2018
Van Dyke’s attorney has vowed to appeal the conviction to a higher court, a process that would begin after sentencing. Daniel Herbert has said in interviews that one of the reasons he filed so many pretrial motions was to preserve issues for an appeal if Van Dyke were convicted.

IACP 2018: Illinois SRO Named Officer of the Year for Preventing School Shooting

October 10, 2018
Dallas left the athletic director’s office and began chasing Milby, according to Illinois State Police. The teen ran toward his car and fired shots toward Dallas who returned fire, striking Milby in the right hip and right shoulder, the State Journal-Register reports.

Attorney General to Oppose Chicago Police Reforms

October 10, 2018
"Chicago’s agreement with the ACLU in late 2015 dramatically undercut proactive policing in the city … with homicides increasing more than 57 percent the very next year," Sessions said in the statement.

3 People Arrested for Allegedly Attacking Chicago Police Officers

October 9, 2018
Three people have been charged with attacking a trio of Chicago police officers and locking them inside a South Side Englewood neighborhood home Monday afternoon, according to FOX News Chicago.

Chicago Officer Convicted of Murder in 2014 Shooting of Laquan McDonald

October 5, 2018
Van Dyke, 40, was charged with first-degree murder, official misconduct and aggravated battery in the Oct. 20, 2014, shooting of McDonald, who was shot 16 times. Jurors were told Thursday they have the option of convicting Van Dyke of second-degree murder, which is probationable.

Chicago Police Looking Into Officer Mental Health After String of Deaths by Suicide

October 4, 2018
Following the deaths by suicide of three Chicago police officers, the department is looking at ways to more successfully address mental and emotional health of its officers.

Illinois School Superintendent Becomes Police Officer in Order to Carry Concealed

October 2, 2018
"If somebody comes in to try to hurt my kids, we have something other than a stapler to throw at them," the 51-year-old educator said. "We're no longer a soft target. We have some options."

Illinois Deputies Shepherd Stray Camel Off Interstate and Into Safety

October 1, 2018
Deputies with the Macon County (IL) Sheriff's Office were called to remove an escaped camel from Interstate 72 on Sunday.

Illinois Officer Diagnosed with Brain Cancer Returns to Duty

September 28, 2018
The department welcomed Officer P.J. Ginn back on duty with a surprise party at a local gymnasium.

Video: Retired NFL Player Does Ridealong on Chicago's South Side

September 20, 2018
Former Chicago Bears star running back Matt Forte recently did a ridealong with Chicago police on the streets of South Side Chicago's Auburn Gresham neighborhood. The department posted a seven minute video to Facebook, chronicling Forte's experience during the day-shift ridealong.

Retired NFL Player Does Ridealong on Chicago's South Side

September 20, 2018
Former Chicago Bears star running back Matt Forte says he has a whole new respect for police officers, after riding along with Chicago police on the streets of South Side Chicago's Auburn Gresham neighborhood. The department posted a seven minute video chronicling Forte's experience during the day-shift ridealong. More Here.

Officer Who Stopped School Shooting to be Honored at Tonight's Chicago Bears' Game

September 17, 2018
Mark Dallas, the Dixon, IL, police officer who shot and wounded a school shooting suspect at a high school in February, will serve as the team’s honorary captain for the game, and will attend the contest as a special guest of the team, the Bears confirmed Thursday.

Illinois Officer Shot at Traffic Stop, Civilian Shoots at Suspect

September 14, 2018
"We were luckily (sic) enough to have a citizen on the street who's a concealed carry holder and he also engaged in gun fire with this offender who was struck one time and was taken to Cook County Hospital," Supt. Chlada said.

Chicago Mayor, Illinois AG Agree on Plan to Overhaul Police Department

September 13, 2018
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan have finalized a proposed court order intended to bring sweeping change to the Chicago Police Department.

Chicago Officer Dies by Suicide Inside Her Personally Owned Vehicle

September 12, 2018
A police officer with the Chicago Police Department died by suicide in her personally owned vehicle on Wednesday. The officer has not yet been identified.

Chicago Officers to Document Every Time They Point a Gun at Someone

September 6, 2018
Chicago police officers would be required to document every instance in which they point a gun at someone under an agreement reached Wednesday between Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Mayor Rahm Emanuel, two sources familiar with the deal confirmed.
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