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IL Bill to Allow Ambulances for Injured K-9s Signed into Law

August 16, 2017
Illinois House Bill 2661 was signed into law today. It allows police dogs injured in the line of duty to be transported to a veterinary clinic or similar facility by emergency professionals.

Chicago Police Captain Found Dead in Patrol Car of Apparent Natural Causes

August 14, 2017
The officer, 50-year-old James Lavoy was found unresponsive in his squad car on I-94. Police said there were no signs of trauma and believe it may have been cardiac related.

Hobos Gang Leader Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison

August 11, 2017
Tharp sentenced Chester to 40 years in prison at the end of a two-hour hearing, acknowledging the convicted gang member is a man of many talents who chose "to use those talents to advance the cause of evil."

Cook County, IL, Sheriff's Office Lays Off Recruits and Trainees

July 20, 2017
More than 110 Cook County, IL, sheriff's office recruits and trainees were laid off this week after a proposed countywide tax on soda was put on hold, officials said.

Chicago Officer Battered During Melee Near Washington Park

July 6, 2017
A Chicago Police officer was battered Wednesday night during a skirmish near Washington Park on the South Side.

100 Shot, 14 Killed in Chicago Over Holiday Weekend

July 5, 2017
Fourteen people were killed and 86 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago in a bloody Fourth of July weekend between Friday afternoon and Wednesday morning.

Illinois Trooper Killed in Interstate Crash

June 29, 2017
An Illinois State Police trooper died Wednesday of injuries suffered in an Interstate 74 crash involving his squad car and a semitrailer truck near Farmer City.

Video: Off-Duty Chicago Officer Killed Fleeing Traffic Stop, Police Say

June 28, 2017
An off-duty Chicago police officer and a 27-year-old woman were killed in a high-speed crash in the Lawndale neighborhood early Tuesday, moments after the officer allegedly fled when other police tried to pull him over.

Off-Duty Chicago Officer Killed Fleeing Traffic Stop, Police Say

June 28, 2017
An off-duty Chicago police officer and a 27-year-old woman were killed in a high-speed crash in the Lawndale neighborhood early Tuesday, moments after the officer allegedly fled when other police tried to pull him over.

3 Chicago Officers Indicted Over Alleged Coverup of Laquan McDonald Shooting

June 28, 2017
Three Chicago police officers were indicted Tuesday on felony charges that they conspired to cover up the actions of a police officer who shot and killed 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, and that the officers lied when they said the black teenager "aggressively" swung a knife at them and tried to get up from the ground still armed after he was shot.

Video: Rookie Chicago Officer Rescues Dog from Lake Michigan

June 16, 2017
A dog fell into Lake Michigan Tuesday morning and struggled to get back up onto land. Luckily, a Chicago police officer got there just in time.

Activists Sue to Force Chicago PD into Court Supervised Reform

June 16, 2017
About 15 lawyers from Chicago and New York filed the lawsuit Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Chicago on behalf of six plaintiffs who allege they were victims of excessive force and other abuses at the hands of Chicago police. The plaintiffs also include groups such as Black Lives Matter Chicago.

Rookie Chicago Officer Rescues Dog from Lake Michigan

June 14, 2017
A dog fell into Lake Michigan Tuesday morning and struggled to get back up onto land. Luckily, a Chicago police officer got there just in time.

Chicago PD Asking Officers to Design Look of New Patrol Vehicles

June 13, 2017
The Chicago Police Department, seeking a fresh look for its patrol vehicles, is asking officers for proposals to redesign the layout of the words, images, and colors on the outside of its newer cars.

Parolee Charged With Shooting Chicago Police Officer in the Hand

June 7, 2017
A 32-year-old man was ordered held without bail Tuesday on charges of attempted murder of a police officer and aggravated battery, and the police officer he reportedly shot in the hand will require multiple surgeries to repair "shattered bones."

Crowd at Chicago Murder Asks Police, “Where Were You?”

June 6, 2017
The sun was setting Monday night as a crowd gathered around the body of the young man lying on a South Side Chicago sidewalk, a blue blanket covering everything but his white sneakers.

Source: Chicago, Federal Government Draft Police Reform Deal

June 5, 2017
The city of Chicago and the U.S. Justice Department have negotiated a draft agreement that calls for an independent monitor to oversee police department reforms, though it is unclear if there will be court oversight at some stage in the future, an official in Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration said.

Chicago Officer was Shot in “Heart Area of Vest”

June 1, 2017
The officer chased Eaton as she ran, clutching a pistol on her left side; the second officer drove alongside them in the SUV. She reportedly fired at one of the officers striking him in the “heart area” of the vest.

New City Program Could Help Chicago Officers Buy Homes in "Challenging" Neighborhoods

May 26, 2017
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday took a page out of former Mayor Richard M. Daley’s playbook, creating a $3 million program to help up to 100 police officers, firefighters and paramedics purchase homes in “targeted” Chicago neighborhoods.

Chicago Police Adopt De-Escalation in Sweeping Change to Use-Of-Force Policy

May 18, 2017
The Chicago Police Department announced Wednesday a sweeping change to its use-of-force policy, embracing the concept of de-escalation during critical incidents.
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